ST. ANDREW ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH
"Come and See"
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: Rdr. Aleksey Kennedy
Attached Clergy: Rdr. Innocent Correa
Choir Mistress: Celia Yentzen
Starosta: Cornelius Myers
Treasurer: Natasha Myers
Brotherhood Chair: Adrian Whitescarver
Sisterhood Chair: Olga Baughman
The Church opens every Sunday at 8am, and remains open until just before noon.
Confessions are heard, and the 3rd and 6th Hours begin at 9am.
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.
Readers' Vespers served every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30pm.
The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee/ The Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia
O ye holy hierarchs, royal passion-bearers and pastors, /
monks and laymen, men, women and children, /
ye countless new-martyrs, confessors, /
blossoms of the spiritual meadow of Russia, /
who blossomed forth wondrously in time of grievous persecutions /
bearing good fruit for Christ in your endurance: /
Entreat Him, as the One that planted you, /
that He deliver His people from godless and evil men, /
and that the Church of Russia /
be made steadfast through your blood and suffering, //
unto the salvation of our souls.
Sunday of the Prodigal Son / The Three Holy Hierarchs
Having foolishly abandoned Thy paternal glory, /
I squandered on vices the wealth which Thou gavest me. /
Wherefore, I cry unto Thee with the voice of the Prodigal: /
I have sinned before Thee, O compassionate Father. /
Receive me as one repentant, //
and make me as one of Thy hired servants.
Next Sunday is Meatfare - start preparing your home and pantry for Lent.
Last week for a house blessing also!
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!
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.
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.
Priest in Charge: Fr. Ignatius (Ryan) Lozano
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
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 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.
Deacons' fans for use in the altar.
A large processional cross/ crucifix for the altar.
Items for our Community Outreach:
Please check out the parish's Amazon wishlist for a few items we need for our transient/indigent ministry.