Laureate Alpha Omicron tours church

April 15, 2011 at midnight
Updated April 14, 2011 at 11:15 p.m.

Members of Laureate Alpha Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently toured the All Saint's Orthodox Church of America. Father Demetri Cozby answered questions and told how the church came to be. The land was acquired in 2008, and it was built in 2010. The building is octagonal in shape following the temple in Jerusalem.

The religion goes back more than 2,000 years. The first church in the U.S. was founded in 1794 in Alaska from immigrants out of St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Victoria Church has approximately 25 members of mostly Greek and Romanian ancestry, who before the church was completed, had to drive to Corpus Christi for services. The congregation usually stands for the entire service; the Easter event is around three hours long.

Following the program the business meeting was held in the home of Dorothy Koenig with Loretta Johnson presiding. Co-hostesses were Joann Locher and Jeanette Goggans.

Donations will be made to Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry and Victoria County Senior Citizens Center. A garage sale is scheduled for May 13 and 14.

Founder's Day will be observed April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral.

The next regular meeting is Tuesday in the home of Louise Pletcher.



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