“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Our journey will always be Christ-centered and, ultimately, to serve those that Christ has instructed us to serve; the poor, the infirm, the broken-hearted, the meek, the merciful, those that are just like us. We intend to inspire the people we serve by carrying out the works of the Church and offering solace to those in need of love the most.
Over the years, we have modified in distinction while maintaining its same identity and function as we transitioned to as Monastic Church body. The name formerly attributed to our Church, for us, holds a past with times of harrowing moments that can make moving forward and continuing to grow arduous. We strive to be a source of equality and social justice-minded Christianity for all of God’s children—created in their likeness. In acknowledging our history, the Protos of the Orthodox Community of Saint Brigid adopted the patron Saint Dymphna; to further facilitate our needed growth and support of our Community while maintaining an inclusive patronal identity.
As the public ministry of the Monastic Community, we serve our local parishes sacramentally and assist with the needs of the communities we’re involved in.
Hymn attributed to Saint Dymphna:
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice:
O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.
Canon to the Holy Martyr Dymphna of Gheel:
Filled with grace by Him Who suffered on the Cross, thou healest those distressed of body and spirit, O virgin martyr Dymphna. Wherefore, we honor thy virtues and thy holy memory with faith.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen
Theotokion: Having been given thee as our mother by the Lord as He hung upon the Tree, O Virgin, we make bold to call upon thee.