"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 & Starosta: Romanus (Eddie) Rodriguez
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.
When Thou, wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, /
the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; /
for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, /
calling Thee His beloved Son. /
And the Spirit in the form of a dove /
confirmed the certainty of the word. /
O Christ our God, Who hast appeared //
and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.
Following the Divine Liturgy we will have the Blessing of the Waters - please bring a container to take some Holy Water home in :)
The Great Lent begins on February 9th this year, so you will have a 3 week window in which to schedule your house blessing - please email Fr. Ignatius ASAP to schedule a date and time.
Rejoice, O desert who hast not given birth! /
Be of good cheer, O thou who hast not felt the pangs of travail! /
For the man of spiritual desires hath multiplied children for thee, /
planting them with piety and nurturing them with abstinence /
unto the perfection of the virtues. /
Through his supplications, O Christ God, //
bring peace to our life.
O Joseph, proclaim the wonders to David the father of our Divine Lord. /
Thou hast seen a Virgin conceive; /
thou hast given glory with the shepherds; /
thou hast worshipped with the Magi; /
and thou hast been warned by an angel. //
Implore Christ our God to save our souls.
No longer will the dominion of death be able to keep men captive; /
for Christ hath descended, demolishing and destroying the powers thereof. /
Hades is bound; /
the prophets rejoice with one voice, saying: /
A Savior hath come for them that have faith. //
Come forth, ye faithful, for the Resurrection.
O ye new passion-bearers of Russia, /
who have with your confession finished the course of this earth, /
receiving boldness through your sufferings: /
Beseech Christ Who strengthened you, /
that we also, whenever the hour of trial find us /
may receive the gift of courage from God. /
For ye are a witness to us who venerate your struggle, /
that neither tribulation, prison, nor death //
can separate us from the love of God.
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.
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!
"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."
St. Ambrose of Optina
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:
Wine - Mavrodaphne or Nama Byzantio for Communion, we also can use tawny port for zapivka.
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:
The Pentecostarion of the Orthodox Church.
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 Great Horologion or Book of the Hours.
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 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 black priest's vestments.
A set of orange priest's vestments.
We have hand-me-down sets of white, red, and purple priest's vestments, but could really use nicer, newer sets.
A set of chalice covers and aer in both black and purple for Lent.
Deacons' fans for use in the altar.
A large processional cross/ crucifix for the altar.
A traveling communion set for our homebound members.
Infant baptismal font.
Items for our Community Outreach:
Please check out the parish's Amazon wishlist for a few items we need for our transient/indigent ministry.