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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

Choir Master: Romanus Rodriguez

Starosta: Benjamin Barnett

Secretary: Dominica McGinnis

Treasurer: Cece Yentzen

Brotherhood Chair: Athanasius Beckworth

Sisterhood Chair: Matushka Apollonia

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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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Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, /
and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It in a new tomb. /
But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, //
granting to the world great mercy.

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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Having come to the well in faith, the Samaritan woman saw Thee, the
Water of Wisdom, /
whereof having drunk abundantly, she, the renowned one, //
inherited the kingdom on high forever.

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Sunday of the Holy Father

The preaching of the apostles and the doctrines of the fathers confirmed the one Faith of the Church.  /
And wearing the garment of truth, woven from the theology on high, //
She rightly divideth and glorifieth the great mystery of piety.

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St. Thomas Sunday

While the tomb was sealed, Thou, O Life, didst shine forth from the grave, O Christ God.  /

And while the doors were shut, Thou didst come unto Thy disciples, O Resurrection of all, /

renewing through them an upright Spirit in us //

according to Thy Great Mercy.

Reader's Typika.

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Sunday of the Paralytic

As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic, O Lord, /
by Thy Divine presence, /
raise my soul which is paralyzed grievously /
by all manner of sins and unseemly deeds, /
that being saved I may cry out: //
O compassionate Christ, glory be to Thy power.

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The Ascension of our Lord

Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, /
having gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; /
and they were assured by the blessing /
that Thou art the Son of God,//
the Redeemer of the world.

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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.

 
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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.