St. James Orthodox Church hosting free breakfast for first responders and veterans

Event taking place June 25 at Port St. Lucie church on National PTSD Day

St. James Orthodox Church will honor first responders by offering them a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 25, which is designated as National PTSD Day.

St. James Orthodox church is located at 2201 S.E. Airoso Blvd in Port St. Lucie

Along with breakfast, a speaker who counsels firefighters will talk about PTSD. Congressman Brian Mast is scheduled to be in attendance. Those invited to attend include law enforcement officers, firefighters, current military personnel and veterans. The event begins at 8:30 am.

“We want to serve those who have served and who currently serve us and our great country,” said John Maran, St. James Orthodox Church board president. “We would be truly honored if our veterans and first responders would attend.”

Attendees need not be members of the church. For more information, contact John Marsano at (772) 203-8255.  St. James Orthodox church is located at 2201 S.E. Airoso Blvd in Port St. Lucie.

About St. James Orthodox Church

On Oct. 26, 1975, a letter was sent to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Ireney, requesting permission to establish the orthodox mission of St. James the Apostle. The founder of this mission was Very Rev. George Gladky of blessed memory. The first council and members started their meetings and services at borrowed quarters of St. Mary Episcopal Church in Stuart. Soon, a lot was purchased in Port St. Lucie and on June 16, 1978, construction was started on the geodesic domed church. It would become a local landmark and by the fall of 1979, the temple was sufficiently completed and Divine services were held for the first time. A Fellowship Hall was completed in November 2002 that added to the growth of the mission. Construction of a new temple began in January 2011 and completed in August that same year.

The congregation, led by Father Maximus R. Urbanowicz, hosts several events during the year including the Holy in One Golf Tournament and Operation Wings.  The parish family of St. James is made up of members from many different and diverse ethnic backgrounds, all sharing a spiritual life and love in Christ. The church is located at 2201 S.E. Airoso Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 203-8255 or visit

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