Parish Membership

Many ask, “How much does it cost to be a member of the Church?”  The answer is everything, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  (Luke 9:23-24)

Nothing could be greater than membership in Christ’s church, which begins at Holy Baptism.  “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Gal 3:27)

The Church is not a club, i.e. a place where people who have a common social interest gather together for activities and pay dues.  The Church is the Body of Christ, alive and vibrant, continuing the work of Christ into the world.

Generally speaking a member of St Justin Martyr is one who attends St Justin Martyr and strives to live the Orthodox life.  Members of St Justin Martyr attend to the norms of the Orthodox Christian life; they are regular communicants, go to confession on a regular basis, help with ministry, and tithe (the Christian norm of stewardship.)