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, Bishop of Dallas and the South. Our schedule leading up to and including Pentecost weekend is:

  • Sat., June 11, 11am: Work Day preparing for bishop’s visit (online sign-up)
  • Sat., June 18, 6:30pm: Great Vespers for Pentecost w/ Bishop Alexander
  • Sat., June 18, 7:20pm: Reception w/ Bishop Alexander (online sign-up)
  • Sun., June 19, 9:30am: Greeting & Vesting of Bishop Alexander
  • Sun., June 19, 10am: Hierarchical Liturgy & Kneeling Vespers
  • Sun., June 19, 12:20pm: Pentecost “Tongues of Fire” Chili Cook-off
  • Mon, June 20, 7am: Holy Spirit Liturgy
  • Mon, June 20, 9am: Opening of Vacation Church School w/ Bishop AlexanderIMG_6687
Vacation Church School 2016: June 20-24

St. Athanasius will be providing the venue for the annual Lexington-area Pan-Orthodox Vacation Church School, co-hosted by our sister parishes Holy Queen of All (Panagia) Orthodox Church and St. Andrew Orthodox Church. Bishop Alexander will open our Vacation Church School at 9am, Monday, June 20. Our program will run Monday through Friday (June 20-24) from 9am to noon each day. Information on our VCS Program can be found here. Registration info can be downloaded here and returned to Kathy in the office. Children who are not Orthodox Christians are welcome to attend!

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