"Come and See"

ST. ANDREW ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH

St. Andrew Orthodox the First-Called Orthodox Christian Church is a mission parish of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  All services are in English.

Protopsalti: Reader Aleksey Kennedy

Choir Master & Starosta: Romanus (Eddie) Rodriguez

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

The Church opens every Sunday at 8am, and remains open until just before noon.

Confessions are heard beginning at 8:30am, the 3rd and 6th Hours begin at 8:45am.

The Divine Liturgy begins at 9am.

Visitors are very welcome to attend services, and refreshments are offered afterward.

Communion is open to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared by fasting and confession.  Diocesan Archbishop Peter has directed that faithful arriving after the Gospel shall not commune.

Want to watch a Divine Liturgy before you attend in person?  Here's a recording of Fr. Ignatius serving at Holy Protection in Pflugerville on August 9th, 2020Note: the language other than English you're hearing here is Church Slavonic, which we don't use much of at St. Andrew's.

17th Sunday After Pentecost / The Apodosis of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross/ Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy

O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, /
bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; /
gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, /
granting them victory over enemies; //
may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy.

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

O Lord, save Thy people /
and bless Thine inheritance. /
Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians /
over their enemies, /
and by the power of Thy Cross //
do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

18th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Chariton the Confessor

Having delighted in abstinence and bridled the desires of thy flesh, /
O divinely wise one, thou wast shown to increase in faith, /
and didst flourish like the tree of life in the midst of paradise, //
O most blessed and sacred Chariton.

 
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Priest in Charge: Fr. Ignatius (Ryan) Lozano

WE ARE THE ONLY EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR AN HOUR IN ANY DIRECTION, AND WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO COME AND SEE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN LOCKHART, TEXAS!

EVERY SUNDAY AT 9AM

WE ARE LOCATED JUST OFF THE SQUARE IN LOCKHART, NEXT TO THE DR. EUGENE CLARK LIBRARY, BEHIND GREEN GROUP AND CAPITAL TITLE. THERE IS PARKING IN THE FRONT (S. MAIN ST.), REAR (ALLEY), AND MARKET ST. SIDES OF THE BUILDING, AND THE ENTRANCE IS IN THE REAR. ALL SERVICES ARE IN ENGLISH.

 
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ACTIVITIES

Making A Difference

St. Andrew Orthodox Church is a mission parish dedicated to growing Eastern Orthodox Christianity in central Texas.  All are welcome to "come and see."  We are Orthodox, but not Jewish; Catholic, but not Roman.  We're not protestant, but the Bible came from us; we're not denominational - we're pre-denominational.  Proclaiming the Truth since 33AD.

In addition to the St. Andrew and the other Saints Who Shone forth in Scotland, our parish has a particular devotion to the Imperial Martyrs, particularly Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II.

 
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Youth Programs

Raising Children in the Church

Children are the future of the Church, are very welcome at St. Andrew's.  We invite and encourage you to bring your children and let them explore the church space as they participate in worship. We have children's books and activities as well.

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Volunteer Opportunities

A Spirit of Service

There are volunteer opportunities both within the parish itself, and within the community we serve.  Please speak with Fr. Ignatius about what you can do to help!

  • "Do not be greatly disturbed by the arrangement of your fate. Have only the unwavering desire for salvation and, standing before God, await His help until the time comes."

St. Ambrose of Optina

 

CONTACT ST. ANDREW ORTHODOX CHURCH

The entrance to the church is in the rear of the building, behind Green Group and Capital Title. Parking is available on Market Street, Main Street, and in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot.

205B S Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644, USA

(512) 213-7719

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ITEMS WE NEED FOR THE CHURCH

We are in need of the following items:

These are several items that we use on a regular basis that would really be helpful:

  • Wine - Mavrodaphne or Nama Byzantio for Communion, we also can use tawny port for zapivka.

  • Olive oil - the plain, cheap kind actually burns the best in our oil lamps

  • Candles - 100% beeswax in a variety of sizes (mostly 3/4" are needed).  We also need commemoration candles for the sand box. 

  • Communion cloths - "square red," please.

  • Coffee - got a favorite brand?  Donate a pound for trapeza!

BOOKS we need:

More permanent items needed:

  • A new chalice & discos set - ours is an inexpensive brass one that is starting to show heavy wear.

  • A panakhida table and/or candle stands.

  • A set of Dikiri/Trikiri for when Abp. Peter visits.

  • A set of orlitz/ eagle rugs for when Abp. Peter visits

  • A set of orange priest's vestments.

  • We have hand-me-down sets of white, red, and purple priest's vestments, but could really use nicer, newer sets

  • Deacons' fans for use in the altar.

  • A large processional cross/ crucifix for the altar.

  • Infant baptismal font.

  • Icons - we would love to have an icon of YOUR saint at St. Andrew's!  We are also in need of icons for many of the feasts.

Items for our Community Outreach:

  • Please check out the parish's Amazon wishlist for a few items we need for our transient/indigent ministry. 

 

Contact

(512) 213-7719

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