The Orthodox parish of St. Matrona of Moscow (the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) bought the building, the community told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday.
“We prayed in a modest rented premises almost four years. The Lord crowned our prayers and work with great joy. Now we have our own church, we have to reconstruct it according to the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church, decorate it, fill with prayer, beauty and grandeur of Orthodox spirit,”
parochial rector Archimandrite Alexandre (Belya) said after the prayer service in the church.
The church complex also includes a kindergarten, a Sunday school, a canteen and a library.
It will be the biggest Orthodox church in Florida.
According to various estimations, from 100 to 200 thousands of Russian-speaking Americans live in Miami and neighboring counties.
Andy Trani says
Congratulations children of God.
Troy John Heffernan says
That is WONDERFUL! I hope that you put a “dome” on top of this Holy Church. Can you
keep me posted on what is going on with
your “new” parish? CHRIST IS IN OUR
MIDST! HE IS AND EVER SHALL BE!
Paul Neustrom says
Congratulations and glory to God!