"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: Romanus Rodriguez
Starosta: Benjamin Barnett
Secretary: Dominica McGinnis
Treasurer: Cece Yentzen
Brotherhood Chair: Athanasius Beckworth
Sisterhood Chair: Matushka Apollonia
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, 2020. Note: the language other than English you're hearing here is Church Slavonic, which we don't use much of at St. Andrew's.
Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, /
Thou didst open paradise to the thief. /
Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, /
and Thou didst command Thine Apostles to proclaim /
that Thou didst arise, O Christ God, //
and grantest to the world great mercy.
The Second Sunday of Great Lent/ St Gregory Palamas
Light of Orthodoxy, pillar and teacher of the Church, /
adornment of monks, invincible champion of theologians, /
O Gregory, thou wonderworker, boast of Thessalonica, //
herald of grace, ever pray that our souls be saved.
Fourth Sunday of Great Lent / St. John Climacus
O John our father, saint of God, /
thou wast revealed as a citizen of the desert, /
an angel in a body and a worker of miracles. /
Through fasting, prayer and vigils thou hast received heavenly gifts of grace, /
and thou healest the sick and the souls of those that turn to thee with faith. /
Glory to Him who gave thee strength; /
glory to Him who crowned thee; //
glory to Him who through thee grants to all men healing.
Sunday of the Last Judgement
When Thou, O God, shalt come to earth with glory, /
and all things tremble, /
and the river of fire floweth before the Judgment Seat /
and the books are opened, and the hidden things made public, /
then deliver me from the unquenchable fire //
and deem me worthy to stand at Thy right hand, O most righteous Judge.
Meatfare Sunday - bring your favorite meat dish (or your best BBQ) to share at trapeza!
First Sunday of Great Lent/ the Triumph of Orthodoxy
We venerate Thine immaculate Icon, O Good One, /
asking the forgiveness of our failings, O Christ God; /
for of Thine Own will Thou was well-pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /
that Thou mightest deliver from slavery to the enemy those whom thou hadst fashioned. /
Wherefore, we cry to Thee thankfully: //
Thou didst fill all things with joy, O our Savior, when Thou camest to save the world.
Third Sunday of Great Lent / 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.
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.
Growing the Parish
We do not "pass the plate" at St. Andrew's - those who can give will, and those who can't will not be shamed. There is a collection slot in the candle box, and a basket in the trapeza for donations to support the parish.
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.
Our parish is roughly 50% children of all ages, and we have recently introduced a Bible study Sunday school led by Fr. Ignatius' son Job (Jacob)!
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!
Our food pantry protein supplier is the Barking Dog Ranch, and they are always in need of volunteers.
Supporting our Community
Both groups host and participate in retreats at Holy Archangels Monastery in Kendalia.
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:
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:
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Complete in 29 Volumes
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 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/ memorial 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 a hand-me-down set of red priest's vestments, but could really use a nicer, newer set
Deacons' fans for use in the altar.
A large processional cross/ crucifix for the altar.
We really need a new vacuum, as ours is an old hand-me-down on it's last leg.
Items for our Community Outreach:
Please check out the parish's Amazon wishlist for a few items we need for our transient/indigent ministry.