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.

The Feast of St. Anna – Wednesday, July 24

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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.

For those who are able to bring food to share at the meal following the Divine Liturgy, please visit this website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ba8ab2ba3f85-stannas

Parish Life Conference 2019 – Raleigh, NC

Holy Fire is at St. Anna

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

Approved Floor Plan!

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 and Paten Gifts to St. Anna

“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. ☦️

St. Anna is now on Google

St Anna Orthodox Christian Church is NOW ON GOOGLE! Please search on Google for St.Anna RIGHT NOW and write a review in order to increase the placement of our church so it will show up higher in the Google searches and be more easily found by visitors and new-comers..

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)