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2013

February 9 — First Divine Liturgy with Fr. Andrew Moore in the Knights of Columbus building in Rolla

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August 8 — Received name of “Annunciation of the Virgin Mary” from His Grace, Bishop Alexander

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December 8 — Dn. Joel ordained to the holy Priesthood and assigned as “Priest-in-charge” of Annunciation Mission

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December 15 — Fr. Joel celebrates first Liturgy with mission faithful in Rolla at new Kingshighway location

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2014

January 12 — First group of catechumens are made

February 15 — Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos visits Annunciation mission

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February 22 — Fr. Joel and Presvytera Tessi move into temporary home provided by a family in the mission

April 20 — Mission celebrates first Pascha together

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April 30 — Fr. Joel and Presvytera Tessi close on the purchase of their new home in St. James (on Saint James’ feast day)

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July 3 — Construction begins to convert garage into new chapel space

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November 16 — First baptism and chrismation!

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2015

January 6 — First group of catechumens chrismated at the mission!

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February 15 — Chapel renovations complete, Mission relocates to new St. James address, and a new catechumen!

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Please pray for us (and join us!) as we continue our journey toward salvation in south-central Missouri!

+ Glory to God for all things! +