Welcome! We are a parish of the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), under his grace Nikon, Bishop of Boston, New England, and the Albanian Archdiocese, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South. We are the first OCA parish in Kentucky. We are located in the heart of the bluegrass region just outside Lexington.
St. Athanasius Orthodox Church Extends Open Invitation to Come and Share in the Resurrection of the Lord!
Our Service Schedule page has brief descriptions of the Holy Week and Bright Week services (including estimated lengths). The Holy Week services are:
Lazarus Saturday, April 12 – 9am Lazarus Liturgy; 6:30pm Palm Sunday Vigil
Palm Sunday, April 13 – 9am Baptisms/Chrismations: 10am Divine Liturgy; 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins
Holy Monday, April 14 – 8am Hours w/the Gospel of St. John (chapters 1-6); 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins
Holy Tuesday, April 15 – 8am Hours w/the Gospel of St. John (chapters 7-13:30); 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins at Berea College
Holy Wednesday, April 16 – 11:30am Presanctified Liturgy; 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins w/Anointing
Holy Thursday, April 17 – 3 to 5pm Vesperal Liturgy of the Mystical Supper; 5pm Lenten Meal; 6:30 to 9:30pm Matins w/Twelve Passion Gospels
Great & Holy Friday, April 18 – 9 to 10:30am Royal Hours; 11am Decoration of Tomb; 3 to 4pm Vespers of Entombment; 6:30 to 9pm Matins w/Praises; 9pm Begin all-night Psalter Reading
Great & Holy Saturday, April 19 – 9 to 11:30am Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday; 11:45am Meal of Blessed Bread & Wine; 12:30pm Preparation of Nave for Paschal Services; 7pm Reading of Acts; 11:30pm Paschal Nocturnes
Feast of Feasts, Pascha, April 20 – 12am Procession and Paschal Matins; 1:15am Paschal Divine Liturgy; 3am Blessing of Food and Paschal Meal; 2pm Agape Vespers followed by Paschal Picnic at High Bridge Park