It is with great excitement and joy that I warmly welcome you to our St. Basil’s webpage. Many people have offered their time and talents to make this site a reality and I want to thank them for their efforts.
It is absolutely essential that we as a parish do everything we can to offer the healing, restorative and loving message of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. Obviously, more and more people rely on the internet to get their information. St. Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles, would not have been able to spread the Good News of Christ to as many people as he did without the great and efficient highways of the Roman Empire. We at St. Basil’s seek to imitate St. Paul by utilizing the cyber highways afforded us by our digital age to connect as many people as we can to Christ and His Church.
This parish is named after St. Basil the Great, a 4th c. Church Father who developed a new city in his day in Caesarea in Cappadocia. This city was in fact a great philanthropic and spiritual center providing healing, restoration and renewal to all those who went there. Worship, religious education, and care for the sick and needy were all part of this center.
St. Basil’s Basiliad of the 4th c. is what St. Basil’s in Stockton strives to be. Our goal is to offer healing, restoration and renewal to all those who come here. Just as the Basiliad had worship and religious education, so does our parish. Just as the Basiliad ministered to the sick and needy, we too strive to minister to those who are spiritually sick and needy. St. Basil’s offers a variety of ministries and programs throughout the week, tailored to meet the needs of the different segments of our community: our families, seniors, youth, young adults, spiritually needy and sick.
It is my hope that this webpage will connect you to the healing, restorative and saving message of Jesus Christ that is found here at St. Basil’s in Stockton.
With love in Christ,
Fr. Panagiotis Sotiras