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"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

Starosta: Benjamin Barnett

Secretary: Dominica McGinnis

Treasurer & Choirmistress: Cece Yentzen

Brotherhood Chair: James Hall

Sisterhood Chair: Matushka Apollonia

 

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.

Celebrating your birthday, anniversary, or nameday? Let us know!

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Monday - December 13th

St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle

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.

Tentative Divine Liturgy at 9am - chanters needed; please let Fr. Iggy know on Sunday if you are able to attend/assist.

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27th Sunday after Pentecost / St. Eustratius & Companions / Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

By faith Thou didst justify the Forefathers, /
when through them Thou didst betroth Thyself aforetime /
to the Church that was from among the nations.  /
The Saints boast in glory that from their seed there is a glorious fruit, /
even she that bore Thee seedlessly.  //
By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.

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29th Sunday after Pentecost / The Sunday after Nativity / The Kinsmen of the Lord

Today divine David is filled with gladness, /
and together with James, Joseph doth offer praise; /
for they rejoice at receiving a crown as kinsmen of Christ, /
and they praise Him who is ineffably born on earth and they cry: //
O Compassionate One, save them that honor Thee.

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25th Sunday after Pentecost / Martyr Paramon

Having risen from the tomb, Thou didst raise up the dead and didst resurrect Adam. /
Eve also danceth at Thy Resurrection, //
and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, O Greatly-merciful one.

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26th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, /
an icon of meekness and a teacher of temperance; /
therefore thou hast achieved the heights by humility, /
riches by poverty. /
O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, /
intercede with Christ God //
that our souls be saved.

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28th Sunday after Pentecost / Sunday of the Holy Fathers / St. John of Kronstadt

O father John, namesake of grace, /
who wast chosen by God from childhood, /
who in thy youth miraculously received from Him the gift of learning, /
and in a dream wast most gloriously called to be a priest: //
Entreat Christ God, that we may all be with thee in the kingdom of heaven.

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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.

St. Andrew's partners with Barking Dog Ranch to provide sustainably raised protein to the food insecure.  We are also working on providing ready-made food to the needy - including BBQ and pizza!

 
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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.

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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.

Our parish is roughly 50% children of all ages, and we have recently introduced a Bible study Sunday school.

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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!

Our food pantry protein supplier is the Barking Dog Ranch,  and they are always in need of volunteers.

We are proud to support our friends at the Hays-Caldwell Women's Shelter - please ask Matushka Apollonia how you can help!

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Parish Life

Supporting our Community

The Brotherhood of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II performs maintenance work on the parish and rectory.  Their key ministry is building coffins for those in need.

The Sisterhood of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg prepares the trapeza and cleans the parish.  Their key ministry is the food pantry & hygienic items.

Both groups host and participate in retreats at Holy Archangels Monastery in Kendalia.

  • "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."

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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:

BOOKS we need:

More permanent items needed

Items for our Community Outreach:

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