Bishop NICHOLAS’ First Visit to St. Anna

On the occasion of our very first Episcopal visit at St Anna Orthodox Christian Church, His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS prayed Great Vespers with us on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Truly an historic event for the first known Orthodox Christian Bishop to ever visit and pray in Columbia, TN! We were encouraged to remain faithful to God, pray for those in our community and invite them to join us.

Blessed St. Anna Feast Day!

Photos from our very first St Anna Feast Liturgy last night! Blessed Feast of St. Anna!
APOLYTIKION OF ST. ANNARighteous Ancestor of God, Mother of the Theotokos:
“O godly minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God’s pure mother who conceived Him Who is our Life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory; and thou askest forgiveness of sins for them that honor thee with love, O ever blessed one.“

Great Vespers begins THIS Saturday

Great Vespers begins THIS Saturday – July 20, 5:00pm.  We will begin praying Great Vespers each Saturday beginning THIS WEEK.  This is a very special service marking the beginning of the liturgical week and is a brief and solemn service of prayer and preparation for the Sunday Liturgy.  Please join us on Saturday evening.

Parish Life Conference 2019 – Raleigh, NC

Chanters Class

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 hey@johnmeese.com to sign up for this class (which is free, other than the requirement of your time).
Your servant in the risen Christ, John Meese

2019 Parish Life Conference – Raleigh, NC

His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS Invites you to Attend the 2019 Annual Diocese of Miami and the Southeast Parish Life Conference

Hosted by: All Saints Church, Raleigh, NC – Sheraton Imperial Hotel – June 12-15, 2019

To Register and Information: https://antiochianevents.com/miami.html

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Vespers
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Clergy & Clergy Wives Dinner with Bishop
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM Hospitality (Welcome Night)
Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Child Care (complimentary children’s brunch provided)
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Registration
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM Antiochian Men Retreat, Meeting and Brunch
10:15 AM – 1:30 PM Antiochian Women Retreat, Meeting and Brunch
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM SOYO Retreat & Young Adult Retreat, and Brunch
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Snack Attack (provided by All Saints)
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM SOYO Outing (Offsite) &
Young Adult Fellowship (YAF) Outing
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Antiochian Men Gathering and Fellowship
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Antiochian Women Book Club (Offsite)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Great Vespers
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner with Guest Speaker
11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Compline/Ask Abouna
Friday, June 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Brunch
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oratorical Contest
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Diocese Festival Awards Presentation
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Child Care
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Diocese Ministry Council Meeting
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Snack Attack (provided by All Saints)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Christian Ed Workshop/Deanery Mtgs/
Order of St. Ignatius Reception
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Great Vespers
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Bible Bowl Registration
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Bible Bowl
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Post Bible Bowl Party
11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Compline/Ask Abouna
Saturday, June 15, 2019
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Orthros
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (At Hotel)