From our Priest

Thank you for visiting. As the priest and pastor here at St Nektarios Orthodox Church, I heartily welcome all of you to visit with us in person. We are holding most of our usual services while taking reasonable precautions to ensure that our parish is limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Many of those curious about Orthodox Christianity spend a great deal of time reading books and surfing the Internet for more information. There is a wealth of good information available, but I encourage you to “come and see” (John 1:46). Orthodoxy is not merely “head knowledge,” but a way of life, of prayer, and of worship. If you have never attended an Orthodox Christian service before, don’t be nervous. Our services are likely different from what you have experienced elsewhere, yet their beauty and depth are unmatched. Our services are in English.

Our service times are posted throughout the site as well as on the calendar. The Sunday morning service (Divine Liturgy) begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about 90 minutes, with a coffee hour fellowship following (with COVID precautions). Saturday evening vespers begins at 6:30 p.m. and typically lasts about 45 minutes. See the calendar for the other services and classes. I’m usually available to chat after services. We stream the Saturday and Sunday services on our YouTube page.

Like most Orthodox clergy serving in parishes, I am married. I also have four children ranging from elementary school to college. A native of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I have studied at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York. I also write software, fix cars, and ride motorcycles.

You are welcome to contact me using our site contact page.

Again, I look forward to hearing from you.

In Christ,

Father Basil Biberdorf