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.

Two Upcoming Community Events

COLD CASE CHRISTIANITY -  J. Warner Wallace, a cold case detective will share  his journey from atheism to Christianity and reveal the evidence that overcame his doubts.  We invite you to join us for this unique event on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30pm.

He will present the compelling evidence he found, and together we will examine the “cold case” on which Christianity rests.



There will be free children’s activities, alternating church tours and choir performances, a bake sale, food vendors and an opportunity to meet some of the local political candidates who are running for office in the upcoming election.  At 3pm we will have Vespers: An Evening Prayer Service.  We moved into our new church the end of July and we are excited to share our new worship space with the local community.


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  • St. Athanasius is overjoyed to be hosting Christian Apologist J. Warner Wallace at our church this coming Tuesday at 7:30pm. Please share this and spread the word!

    Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace - Christian Apologetics
    Online home to J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity and Christian apologist.
  • The OCA Holy Synod elects two ruling bishops and one new auxiliary bishop to serve in Canada, the Mid-West, and the West. This is a good sign that the last remaining diocese without a ruling hierarch, the Diocese of the South, will soon have its own bishop!

    Holy Synod elects nominees for vacant Sees, Auxiliary Bishop
    On Tuesday, October 21, 2014—the opening day of the fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church…
  • After Wednesday night Vespers (6:30pm), Fr. Justin will lead a 2-part series exploring the classic Catechism for Alaskan natives written by St. Innocent in the 19th-century. Part 1 this Wednesday at 7:20pm.

  • Our October Parish Council meeting will be held tonight (Tue.) at 7:30pm. This meeting is open and we invite you to join us!
  • St. Athanasius' original baptismal font getting a new lease on life, serving once again this past Sunday, but now at St. Basil Orthodox Mission in Marietta, GA.