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: David Yentzen
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.
25th Sunday after Pentecost / The Entry of the Theotokos
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.
26th Sunday after Pentecost / Venerable Martyr Stephen the New
From a barren woman didst thou, the offshoot of a root, /
grow forth, O venerable father, /
namesake of the protomartyr; /
and thou wast shown to be a great instructor of monks, /
unafraid of the wrath of the emperor /
who refused to venerate the image of Christ. /
Wherefore, in dying thou didst receive the crown of martyrdom, //
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.