St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, located at 700 Woodland St, Columbia, TN 38401 will be celebrating it’s very FIRST Patronal Feast on Wednesday, July 24 with Divine Liturgy beginning at 6:30 pm followed by a fasting meal offered to all in attendance by the members of the church. You and your family are invited to attend this historic occasion as Tennessee’s newest Orthodox Christian Church offers prayers of thanksgiving and petition to God and to St. Anna, the grandmother of Jesus Christ and the mother of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos.
St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church is a mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America under the care and protection of the His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America and was given it’s name and granted it’s mission status by His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast in November 2018. The pastor is the Very Rev. Father Stephen Rogers assisted by the Rev. Deacon Andrew Short. For more information please visit the website: http://www.StAnnaColumbia.org.
The Holy Fire from the Paschal Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is at St. Anna and will be available for you to take home with you beginning on Sunday tomorrow. Please bring your own candle or lantern to use to transport the flame as a blessing to your home. You can read more about the Holy Fire at this link: https://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Fire
The floor plans have been drawn up and approved by many in Columbia TN as we get closer and closer to beginning our renovation phase at our new building. Exciting days for St Anna Orthodox Christian Church in Columbia!
“New” chalice, paten, star, altar cloths and icon stand donated to St. Anna from St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in Nashville! We are so grateful for the generosity of St. Petka and St. Ignatius for many donations of items they are no longer using. ☦️
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Chanters Class begins NEXT Wednesday, May 29 at 6pm. Please join us for Liturgical Jazz, a 10-week introductory class on chanting. All you need to bring with you is an open mind, a willingness to make mistakes, and a desire to learn Byzantine Chant.
No previous musical knowledge is required to learn Byzantine Chant (in fact, you may have to unlearn certain aspects of Western music to practice Byzantine chant well). At the end of this 10-week introductory class, you should have a working knowledge of the purpose & terminology of Byzantine Chant, how to pick up any piece of text and melodically pray (or intone), and be ready to chant in your own prayer practice or with your fellow chanters during Liturgical services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this class (which is free, other than the requirement of your time).
Your servant in the risen Christ, John Meese
Please note these services this weekend: PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION OF THESE SERVICES.
Sun, Apr 21 – Orthros (9am), Divine Liturgy (10am) Entry into Jerusalem (These these services will be held at Agathos Classical School – 1201 Mapleash Ave, Columbia, TN 38401)
Sun, Apr 21 – Bridegroom Matins (6pm) – Holy Week Begins (All Holy Week Services – Sunday evening Bridegroom Matins through Pascha Sunday Agape Vespers will be held at the new building located at 700 Woodland St, Columbia, TN 38401)