Welcome! We are a parish of the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), under his beatitude, Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, 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.

Holy Pentecost

 

Bulletin May 31, 2015

 Feast of the Holy Trinity is commemorated on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Vacation Church School will be held during the week of Pentecost,

Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5 from 10am* – 2pm

at Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church

3301 Tates Creek Road in Lexington, KY

*On Monday Liturgy will be served at 9am.

VCS Registration Form 2015 is due by May 22.

   For more information email Fr. Justin (priest@athanasiusoca.org).

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  • Parish Council Meeting Thursday at 7:30pm. Friday Matins at 8am followed by Confessions at 9am.
  • We appreciate Matushka Rozanne's visit with us last night and moving presentation about her and Fr. David's work with in the Diocese of Alaska and St. Herman's Seminary on Kodiak.


  • Wednesday evening after Vespers (6:30pm), Matushka Rozanne Rucker will offer a multi-media presentation about the 2014-2015 work of the Rucker family with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in Alaska.


  • Memorial Day should be about remembering those who passed from this life by laying down their lives. "No greater love has any man than this," says the Lord, "than to lay down his life for a friend." Here is a prayer one might offer the Lord for soldiers who have departed this life: "O Christ our eternal King and God, You have destroyed death and the devil by Your Cross and have restored man to life by Your Resurrection; give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your servant (name) who has fallen asleep, in Your Kingdom, where there is no pain, sorrow or suffering. In Your goodness and love for all men, pardon all the sins he (she) has committed in thought word or deed, for there is no one who lives and sins not, You only are without sin. For You are the Resurrection, the Life, and Repose of Your servant (name), departed this life, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up glory with Your Eternal Father and Your All-holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit; both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen."
  • A delightful story on the occasion of the Sunday commemorating the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicea in AD 325.


    The miracle of St. Spyridon at the 1st Ecumenical Synod of Nicaea
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    Miracles constitute irrefutable testimony of the sanctity of the person who works them. What follows will show what zeal for the faith the Saint had. When Constantine the Great was the emperor ...