"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
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, 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.
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
34th Sunday after Pentecost / Ss. Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria
Planting Orthodox doctrine, thou didst mow down the tares of heresy, /
causing the seed of faith to increase through the rain of the Spirit, O venerable one. //
Wherefore, we hymn thee, O Athanasius.
Following the Divine Liturgy we will have a parish workday to clean the parish and grounds.
35th Sunday after Pentecost / 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.
Following the Divine Liturgy we will have an Akathist to St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, the Patroness of our parish sisterhood, whose feast day was the day before.
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.
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.
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 led by Fr. Ignatius' son Job (Jacob)!
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.
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 new chalice & discos set - ours is an inexpensive brass one that is starting to show heavy wear.
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
A set of orange priest's vestments.
We have a hand-me-down set of red priest's vestments, but could really use a nicer, newer set
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.