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.
FRIDAY - December 13th
Parish Patronal Feast Day - Holy and All-Praised Apostle Andrew the First-Called
As the first-called Apostle and brother of their leader entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, O Andrew, and great mercy to our souls.
We will celebrate the Patronal Divine Liturgy at 9am, followed by a fast-friendly potluck-style trapeza.
Clergy wishing to concelebrate should vest in gold.
The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos
Today the bonds of barrenness are broken,
God has heard the prayers of Joachim and Anna.
He has promised them beyond all their hopes,
To bear the Maiden of God
By whom the Uncircumscribed One was born as mortal man,
Who commanded an angel to cry to Her:
Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with You!
25th Sunday after Pentecost / Apodosis of the Entry / HM Clement of Rome
Today is the prelude of God’s good will /
and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. /
In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, /
and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. /
To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud: /
Rejoice, O thou fulfillment //
of the Creator’s dispensation.
Prophet Habbakuk (Abbacum)
Divinely eloquent Habakkuk, / you announced to the world the coming forth of God from the south, from the Virgin. / Standing on the divine watch, you received a report from the radiant angel: / “You proclaimed the Resurrection of Christ to the world!” / Therefore in gladness we cry out to you: / “Rejoice, splendid adornment of the prophets!”
WEDNESDAY December 25th
New Calendar Christmas at All Saints Victoria
Your Nativity, O Christ our God, / Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! / For by it, those who worshipped the stars, / Were taught by a Star to adore You, / The Sun of Righteousness, / And to know You, the Orient from on High. / O Lord, glory to You!
Fr. Ignatius and his family will be traveling to Victoria to help the parish of All Saints (OCA) celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Parishioners of St. Andrew's are invited to join them there.
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.
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 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 black priest's vestments.
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.
A set of chalice covers and aer in both black and purple for Lent.
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.