Fr. Spyro first brought the idea of a new chapel at the Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery to the Church Board in October 2007. We needed a space at the cemetery where the Greek Orthodox faithful could enter to get out of elements; a place where they could light a candle and say a prayer for their departed family members and friends.
This led us to the General Assembly Meeting on Jan 4th, 2010 where it was decided to purchase 20 additional plots to the south of the chapel in order to secure the relocation of the chapel and to expand the Greek Orthodox Cemetery area.
By 2013 we had our plans in place; the foundation for the chapel was laid; and the blessing of the foundation was performed on July 21, 2013. After that, construction began and continued through 2014. The interior was finished during the spring and summer of 2015 and the garden was renamed St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Garden. We are grateful to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery for installing the new sign at the northwest corner of the garden and for their continued support of this project.
We are hopeful that the interior will be completed within the next few years with the installation of iconography.
The official Door Opening (θυρανοίξια) was held on September 5 and 6, 2015 with Vespers and Divine Liturgy.
The nameday of the church is celebrated on September 6th every year in commemoration of the Miracle of Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae).