The Orthodox Servants of Jesus An Orthodox Missions Congregation

The Orthodox Servants of Jesus (OSJ):

is an Orthodox Missions Congregation in the Celtic Tradition incorporating for reasons of ministry aspects of the ancient Eastern Tradition of Monasticism and the Western Tradition of “vows of service.” Membership requires a real and disciplined prayer life; a vow to pray the Hours as consistently as possible while living in the secular world and a committment to ministry to the least of the least.

The Bodies of our fellow human beings must be treated with more care than our own. Christian love teaches us to give our brethren not only spiritual gifts, but material gifts as well. Even our last shirt, our last piece of bread must be given to them. Personal almsgiving and the most wide-ranging social work are equally justifiable and necessary.

The way to God lies through love of other people, and there is no other way. At the Last Judgement I shall not be asked if I was successful in my ascetic exercises or how many prostrations I made in the course of my prayers. I shall be asked, did I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the prisoners: that is all I shall be asked.

– Mother Maria of Paris.
The Rule of the Orthodox Servants of Jesus

The Traditional Orthodox Christian Calendar – **Use “back” icon to return here.

The Prayer Discipline of the Orthodox Servants of Jesus

The Divine Liturgy (Celtic Rite)

The Servant’s Liturgy

This Hymn Is Loved By Our Inmate Faithful.The Akathist Hymn: “Glory to God for All Things” This Akathist, also called the “Akathist of Thanksgiving,” was composed by Protopresbyter Gregory Petrov shortly before his death in a prison camp in 1940. The title is from the words of Saint John Chrysostom as he was dying in exile. It is a song of praise from amidst the most terrible sufferings.

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It presently functions in the following ministries:

The Congregation of the Orthodox Servants of Jesus (OSJ)
Archpriest Symeon Elias – Presiding Vicar
Associate Vicar – Father Paul Nicholas

The Congregation’s Missions:

The Communion of Saint John
Fr Symeon Elias and Mtr Rebecca OSJ
PO Box 350 Clarkdale, Georgia 30111
(770) 222-8506

Blessed Maria of Paris Orthodox Mission, OSJ
(Fr) Paul Nicholas (Emmick) and Sr Maria (Emmick) OSJ
804 Northside Dr.
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
email emmick@surfsouth.com

Prison Chaplaincy Program – Training of Lay and Clergy Volunteers for Prison Ministries

St Anthony of the Kievan Caves Cell – Al Burruss State Prison – Reader John Foster, OSJ

St Ciaran’s Communion Cell – Hays Boot Camp, Trion Georgia.

St. Columcille of Iona Mission Cell – Augusta State Hospital Prison – Reader Clayton Miller, OSJ

St Patrick of Ireland Mission Cell, Dodge State Prison, & Bro. Dcn. Brett Stephenson, OSJ

St. Canair of Bantry Bay Mission Cell – Hancock State Prison – Bro. Dcn. James A. Patterson, OSJ

St. Columcille of Iona Mission Cell – Dooley State Prison – Reader, Br. Ortha Rutledge Jr., OSJ

St. Ita of Killeedy’s Mission Cell – Purdy’s Women’s Prison – Sr. Eve King, OSJ

The Silas Cell Group at A Dorm – Hays State Prison – Brother Dcn. Clarence Ivey, OSJ

The Mary of Egypt Cell Group at Wilcox State Prison – Abbeyville, Ga. – Brother John Patterson, OSJ

The Communion of Sts. Paul and Silas & Hays Prison – Br. Moses Garcia – Br. Dcn. Willie Jones, – Br. Dcn. Ed Dickey, Br Dcn. Clarence Ivey

St Monesan of Britian Communion Cell – Valdosta State Prison St Paul’s Mission Cell – Lowndes State Prison (Father)Paul Nicholas, Sister Maria

St Brigit’s Mission Cell, – Metro State Prison – Sr Audry Monesan

OSJ Ministers and ministries in Service and St. John’s College Faculty and Friends

His Holiness Patriarch PHILARET, Patriarch of Kiev and All Ukrainian