Photos from our very first St Anna Feast Liturgy last night! Blessed Feast of St. Anna! APOLYTIKION OF ST. ANNA – Righteous 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 – 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.
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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Wed, Apr 3 – Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (6:30pm)
Fri, Apr 5 – Small Compline and Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (6:30pm)
Sun, Apr 7 – Orthros (9am), Divine Liturgy (10am) St. John of the Ladder
(All of these services will be held at Agathos Classical School – 1201 Mapleash Ave, Columbia, TN 38401) To help you better prepare for the services this weekend, you can find more information about the significance of this Sunday (Commemoration of John Climacus, Author of “The Ladder”) at this link: http://ww1.antiochian.org/stjohnoftheladdersunday
Please note these services this week: Wed, Mar 27 – Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (6:30pm) Fri, Mar 29 – Small Compline and Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (6:30pm) Sun, Mar 31 – Orthros (9am), Divine Liturgy (10am) Veneration of the Cross (All of these services will be held at Agathos Classical School – 1201 Mapleash Ave, Columbia, TN 38401)
To help you better prepare for the service this weekend, you can find an article entitled “The Cross in Our Life” by His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH at this link: http://ww1.antiochian.org/node/16716
UPCOMING SERVICES: (Please note these upcoming Lenten and Holy Week services) Wed, Apr 3 – Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (6:30pm) Fri, Apr 5 – Small Compline and Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (6:30pm) Sun, Apr 7 – Orthros (9am), Divine Liturgy (10am) St. John of the Ladder Fri, Apr 12 – Small Compline and Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (6:30pm) Sun, Apr 14 – Orthros (9am), Typica w/ Reserve Sacrament (10am) St. Mary Egypt Wed, Apr 17 – Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (6:30pm) Sun, Apr 21 – Orthros (9am), Divine Liturgy (10am) Entry into Jerusalem Sun, Apr 21 – Bridegroom Matins (6pm) – Holy Week Begins Tues, Apr 23 – Holy Unction Service (6:30pm) Thurs, Apr 25 – Holy Thursday – 12 Passion Gospels (6:30pm) Fri, Apr 26 – Holy Friday – Lamentations (6:30pm) Sat, Apr 27 – Rush Procession and Pascha Divine Liturgy (10pm) Sun, Apr 28 – Agape Vespers (4pm)
Oh, Righteous Ancestor of God, Anna, pray for us.
From our Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebration: THE SYNODICON: THE AFFIRMATION OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH “As the Prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatized, as the universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ has awarded: thus we declare, thus we assert, thus we preach Christ our true God, and honor His Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, in Holy Icons; on the one hand worshiping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord; and on the other hand honoring as true servants of the same Lord of all, and accordingly offering them veneration. This is the Faith of the Apostles; this is the Faith of the Fathers; this is the Faith of the Orthodox; this is the Faith which has established the universe!”