With Andrew Gould being in North Carolina, we hired local firm SPIRE Architecture to serve as the architects of record and take care of the local and more immediate workings of the design and preparing all the necessary documentation.

SPIRE, together with LandTech Civil Engineering company, are finishing their set of engineering, environmental and architectural drawings to obtain all the necessary permits to begin building the parish hall.

Pictured here are the views of the future parish hall:

  • Top right is what you would see if you would stand at the cemetery;
  • On the left is what it would look like if you stood to the east of the chapel, in the field where we held our outdoor Liturgies last year.
  • The schematics in the lower right demonstrates the relative sizes and distances between the buildings with St Joseph’s chapel on the right, and parish hall on the left.


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The St. Romanos the Melodist Society produces and publishes English language music of the Russian Orthodox Church.

 

The St. Romanos website is the online extension of A Church Singer's Companion, a project started in 1998 with the blessing of Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik Psalomshchika, the Companion is envisioned to contain the music necessary for every service a parish choir might need to sing, while staying simple enough so that any parish choir can sing it.

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