"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
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.
The Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, /
showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure; /
shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending /
through the prayers of the Theotokos. O Light-giver, glory be to Thee.
9am Divine Liturgy - chanters welcome.
Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity; /
in thy dormition thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. /
Thou wast translated unto life, /
since thou art the Mother of Life; //
and by thine intercessions dost thou deliver our souls from death.
9am Divine Liturgy - chanters welcome.
14th Sunday After Pentecost / The Deposition of the Sash of the Theotokos
Today thy temple doth celebrate /
the deposition of thy precious cincture, O all-hymned one, /
and it earnestly crieth out to thee: /
Rejoice, O Virgin, //
thou boast of Christians!
Our area Dean, Archpriest John Whiteford, has asked Fr. Ignatius to please serve the Divine Liturgy at Holy Protection in Pflugerville this Sunday; Reader Aleksey will serve a Typika at St. Andrew's.
9th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon
O holy passion-bearer and healer Panteleimon, /
intercede with the merciful God //
that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
10th Sunday after Pentecost / Ss. Isaac, Dalmatus, and Faustus
With hymns let us praise Isaac, Dalmatus, and Faustus, /
who shone forth like beacons through fasting /
and turned away heresies with faith; //
for they are saints of God who entreat Him in our behalf.
11th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Lawrence / Afterfeast of the Transfiguration
In his sufferings O Lord, /
Thy martyr Lawrence hath received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God; /
for, possessed of Thy might, /
he set at nought his tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons. //
By his supplications save Thou our souls.
13th Sunday After Pentecost / Hieromartyr Eutyches, disciple of St. John the Theologian
As one who shared the throne of the apostles /
and as the adornment of holy hierarchs, O Eutyches, /
thou wast glorified in martyrdom, /
didst shine forth like the sun, illumining all, /
and didst dispel the profound night of ungodliness. /
Wherefore, we honor thee //
as a truly divine initiate of the mysteries of Christ.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Communion cloths - "square red," please.
Coffee - got a favorite brand? Donate a pound for trapeza!
BOOKS we need:
The Pentecostarion of the Orthodox Church.
The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church - Entire Collection (14 volumes) NB: If you would like to sponsor this item please contact Fr. Ignatius as we do receive a bookstore discount.
The Great Horologion or Book of the Hours.
The Scriptural Liturgical Books: New Testament/ Old Testament
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.
A traveling communion set for our homebound members.
Infant baptismal font.
Items for our Community Outreach:
Please check out the parish's Amazon wishlist for a few items we need for our transient/indigent ministry.