SESSION FIVE – The Proskomedia: Prelude to the Divine Liturgy

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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“The Proskomedia: Prelude to the Divine Liturgy” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee. (Wednesday, September 30, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7pm.

SESSION FOUR – The Sacramental Life of the Church: The Daily, Weekly and Annual Cycles

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

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“The Sacramental Life of the Church: The Daily, Weekly and Annual Cycles” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee. (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7pm.

Blessed Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tomorrow – September 8, 2020

Just a reminder – We will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September, 8, 2020.  Please join us for this Great Feast of the Church when we celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mother of Christ.  All are welcome to join us for this glorious celebration.


“Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe; for from thee did shine forth the Sun of justice, Christ our God, annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.”
(- APOLYTIKION OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS IN TONE FOUR)


To learn more about the significance of beautiful feast in the life of the Church follow this link – https://www.antiochian.org/regulararticle/744

SESSION ONE – An Introduction to the Orthodox Christian Church

The weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” being given by Fr. Stephen Rogers kicked-off on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

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“The Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic”
by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers
Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee
(Wednesday, September 2, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7pm.

Dormition of The Theotokos Liturgy

Just a reminder that we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the Dormition of the Theotokos on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30pm.  Please join us if you are able.

“Verily, the God-mantled Apostles were caught up on all sides, ascending the clouds by a divine sign. And they came up to thy most pure, life-originating resting-place to kiss it reverently. As for the most sublime heavenly powers, they came with their own chief. To escort, enwrapped in awe, thine all-honored, God-receiving body, they went before in a super-earthly manner, shouting invisibly to the heavenly ranks: Behold the Queen of all, the divine Maiden, has come. Lift up the gates and receive super-earthly-wise the Mother of everlasting Light. For through her hath salvation come to the whole human race. And she is the one on whom it is impossible to gaze, and whom we never can honor sufficiently. For the honor through which she became sublime transcendeth all understanding. Wherefore, O undefiled Theotokos, everlasting with thy life-bearing Son, intercede with Him unceasingly that He may preserve and save thy new people from every hostile assault; for we have taken thee unto us as our helper. Therefore, do we magnify thee with voices of joy unto all ages.”
 – DOXASTICON FOR THE DORMITION, from Great Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos