"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.
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.
17th Sunday After Pentecost / The Apodosis of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross/ Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy
O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, /
bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; /
gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, /
granting them victory over enemies; //
may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy.
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
O Lord, save Thy people /
and bless Thine inheritance. /
Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians /
over their enemies, /
and by the power of Thy Cross //
do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.
18th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Chariton the Confessor
Having delighted in abstinence and bridled the desires of thy flesh, /
O divinely wise one, thou wast shown to increase in faith, /
and didst flourish like the tree of life in the midst of paradise, //
O most blessed and sacred Chariton.
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.
"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 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 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 hand-me-down sets of white, red, and purple priest's vestments, but could really use nicer, newer sets
Deacons' fans for use in the altar.
A large processional cross/ crucifix for the altar.
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.