Happy MMXI !
Please post this for me…as I am not a member of the group.
Dear brother in Christ,
You recently posted this below…let me interpolate my responses…
I am trying to actually visit some a few of the new ROCOR Western-Rite Churches. However, I have had several problems actually making contact.
First off, is Hermitage of the Theotokos Icon Assuage My Sorrows at P.O. Box 301 Odessa, TX 9760-0301 even a functioning place? There is no contact info for the Clergy: The Rev. Andrew F. McElvaney. I am driving past this place very soon and was really hoping to visit.
Father Andrew is a hermit.
Second, I called Saint Michael and All Angels Orthodox Church at 15014 Beavers Run in San Antonio, TX 78217-1136 at the number listed, (210) 590-3533. A guy answered and said that it was a residence. There isn't a church at this number and google maps reveals that this address is in the middle of a residential complex area. It doesn't appear to ever have been a church. There website doesn't (and hasn't) worked for me.
That was the home number….Here is Archimandrite Michael’s cell phone/church number: (210) 861-3393
Third, I called Saint Ambrose of Milan Orthodox Church in Putnam Valley, NY at the number listed, (914) 262-3019. No direct answer, just a voicemail.
That is my cell phone number…which is always with me..you obviously didn’t leave a message because I am very diligent about returning my calls.
Why is the info incorrect? Why can't I get ahold of anybody? Does anyone have any info on the hermitage in odessa or the Church in San Antonio?
If you give me your name and number I will be very happy to contact you.
Please understand that we all work for a living.