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The Journey to Nativity 2016

In the Orthodox Church, we begin preparing for the celebration of Christmas 40 days prior to the to the feast itself–on Nov. 15–when the Nativity Fast (also known as the St. Philip’s Fast or...

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Benefit Dance this Saturday for JCFP

This Saturday, November 5, St. Athanasius is opening up its parish hall to host a Benefit Dance for the Jessamine County Food Pantry. Our community food pantry, bringing together over a dozen churches and...

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Fall: A Season of Welcome

As we move into the cooler weather associated with October, we also find ourselves welcoming many new faces into our parish. This year, for the first time, we have formally designated the first Sunday...

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Storing up September

September in Kentucky is one of the most beautiful of times here: “Indian Summer.” September is also the month when parish life tends to return to “normal.” Summertime travels have concluded. The children and...

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Summertime in the Parish

We kicked off summertime with notable events in the life of our parish: the first archpastoral visit of Bishop Alexander to St. Athanasius and the first year our parish has hosted the Lexington-area Vacation...

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Pentecost & Vacation Church School

Lying at the conclusion of the Paschal days, Pentecost remains one of the most beloved feasts of the Orthodox. This year, St. Athanasius will celebrate Pentecost with our new hierarch, the Right Reverend Alexander,...

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Christ is Risen! Pascha Continues…

Orthodox Christians around the world and locally kept the Holy Pascha (Christ’s Resurrection) on May 1. Thankfully, the Paschal celebration continues for 40 days, up through the eve of Ascension. In fact, the entire...

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Holy Week & Pascha 2016

“This is the Day which the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” We invite you to journey through Holy Week at St. Athanasius and to keep the Holy Pascha...

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The Feast of Feasts is Upon Us!

Ask any Orthodox child and he or she will have no trouble explaining to you that the most awesome time of the year is Holy Week and Pascha (as we Orthodox call Easter). The...

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The Lenten Spring Has Come

It is said that the Ancient Church lived from Pascha to Pascha. Pascha, as Easter is traditionally known among Eastern Christians, still lies at the center of the church year for Orthodox believers here...