"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.
From childhood thou didst enslave thyself unto the Lord, O wise one, /
laying waste to thy body through fasting and the keeping of vigils; /
wherefore, thou wast shown to be the pure vessel and abode of the all-holy Spirit. /
For this cause He ordained thee as hierarch and pastor for His Church; /
and having tended it well, thou didst depart unto the Lord Whom thou didst love. /
We therefore beseech thee: Be thou mindful of us who honor thy holy memory with faith, //
that we may all cry aloud unto thee: Rejoice, O father Jonah, most honored and holy hierarch!
Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord, /
the firm and divine-voiced preachers, the chief Apostles, /
for the enjoyment of Thy blessings and for repose; /
for Thou didst accept their labors and death as above all sacrifice, //
O Thou Who alone knowest the secrets of our hearts.
Today the choir of the saints who pleased God in the land of Russia /
doth stand before us in Church and invisibly doth pray for us to God. /
With them the angels glorify Him, /
and all the saints of the Church of Christ keep festival with them; //
and they all pray together for us to the Pre-eternal God.
Having lived piously in the rank of hierarch /
and traversed the path of martyrdom, /
thou didst extinguish the burnt offerings of the idolaters, O holy hierarch Eusebius. /
But as thou hast boldness before Christ God, //
entreat Him, that our souls be saved.
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 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.
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.