Celebrating 50 Years

We invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Orthodox Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr!

It is with great joy that I invite you to celebrate 50 years of God’s goodness and grace at the Orthodox Church of St. Stephen. The enduring witness and good stewardship of this parish community is a testament to the faithfulness of those 17 founding members who met with Fr. George Gladky back in September of 1969 to start a new mission in Central Florida. Over the past 50 years, we have seen many lives touched through this parish. I remember visiting myself as a curious seeker years ago. God used the people of St. Stephen to change my life and the lives of many others who walked a similar path.

During the past 50 years, we have planted new mission parishes, sent numerous students to seminary, sent a monk to St. Tikhon’s Monastery, trained seminary interns, hosted the All American Council, and established a summer youth camp. I want to thank everyone who has been part of our journey. So many have worked, sacrificed, loved, and prayed to bring us to this point. May God grant us many years of worship and service together.

-Reverend Father Daniel Hickman

 

 

 

 

 

 

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