ST. JAMES ORTHODOX CHURCH
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA
VICARIATE FOR THE PALESTINIAN & JORDANIAN
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA
The Eucharist
The Holy Eucharist, which is known as the Divine Liturgy, is the central and most
important worship experience of the Orthodox Church. All the other Sacraments of
the Church lead toward and flow from the Eucharist, which is at the center of the
life of the Church. The Orthodox Church believes that the bread and wine is in fact
converted to the body and blood of Christ through the Holy Spirit


Holy Unction
When one is ill and in pain, this can often be a time of life when one feels isolated.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, or Holy Unction as it is also known,
remind us that when we are in pain, either physical, emotional, or spiritual, Christ
is present with us through the ministry of his Church.


Ordination
The Holy Spirit preserved the continuity of the Church through the Sacrament of
Holy Orders. Through ordination, men who have been chosen from within the
Church are set apart by the Church for special service to the Church.


Marriage
God is active in our lives. It is He who joins a man and a woman in a relationship
of mutual love. The Sacrament of Marriage bears witness to His action. Through
this Sacrament, a man and a woman are publicly joined as husband and wife.
They enter into a new relationship with each other, God, and the Church.
The Holy Sacraments >>
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