“An Orthodox community where people find transformation in Jesus Christ.”

Worship - Service - Community - Education






Kickoff Retreat

Good Samaritan Project
October 30, 2021

- Dn. Mark O'Dell -


Please join the Northern Colorado Clergy as we launch a joint effort to better understand and follow Christ’s call to love one another and to help the poor. Our prayer and goal is to build a united Orthodox community that learns from, ministers to and serves Coloradoans in need.

We are blessed to have Fr. Paul Abernathy lead our retreat. He will explore what Christ’s call to help the poor means to us and our parishes and will conclude with a discussion of what Christ’s call looks like in action. His vast experience with people in need has prepared him well to guide us in this effort. He is pastor of St. Moses the Black Orthodox Church and CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, an Orthodox Christian non-profit focused on Trauma-Informed Community Development, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Fr. Paul was awarded a B.A. in International Studies from Wheeling Jesuit University, and holds both a Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Since Fr. Paul began his work in 2011, the Neighborhood Resilience Project has distributed millions of dollars in food, clothing, furniture, transportation assistance, identification, and emergency relief to the Greater Pittsburgh community. This effort includes the Back Pack Feeding Program, which distributes food to 2,700 children every weekend during the school year.

A former non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Father Paul is a combat veteran of the Iraq War and has received numerous community awards. He also serves on multiple community boards and committees.

For questions please contact Deacon Mark O’Dell at dnmark@saintspyridon.church.

To register for the retreat, click here: http://www.goodsamaritancolo.org.

Download the retreat schedule: CLICK HERE



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“An Orthodox community where people find transformation in Jesus Christ.”

Worship - Service - Community - Education

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Having retired from nearly 33 years of government service, Dn. Mark returned home to Colorado and joined the community at Saint Spyridon Church in 2010. Dn. Mark completed the St. Stephen’s course of studies and was ordained to the diaconate in 2003. He served for nearly 8 years as a deacon at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum, MD. Dn. Mark received both his MBA and BS (Math) degrees from Colorado State University.