Journeying from Fall to Pre-Nativity

We are now deep into our beautiful Kentucky fall! We rejoice that our parish continues its movement back to normal life. We are grateful that:

  • Our church is fully open for worship (welcoming visitors, too)
  • Our Sunday Fellowship Hour is back (“Outside Coffee Hour” in good weather, but inside in inclement weather)
  • Parish life events are once again populating our calendar
  • Youth, young adults, and college students activites have resumed
  • Christian Education (with some modification) is back on track!

As head into November, we are looking forward to:

  • A weekly coninutation of our new in-person (and recorded) series “A Practical Handbook of Faith” every Wednesday at 720pm (following our 630pm Vespers)
  • A weekly online Adult Sunday School module (write Fr. Justin for more info)
  • Our 2nd “Super Saturday” Children’s Education event, 430-630pm Nov. 7, an in-person education-fellowship program for Pre-K-6th graders. (Another Super Saturday will fall on on Dec. 5.)
  • Our 3rd “Hike & Vespers on the Mount” at the Berea Pinncles, Nov. 14, 230-6pm. (Parishioners from St. Michael’s in Louisville are joining us, once again!)
  • The beginning of the sacred season of the Nativity Fast (Nov. 15-Dec. 24,) in which we prepare as a community for the coming of Christmas.
  • The Archpastoral Visit of Archbishop Alexander [Golitzin,] our ruling bishop, who will be visiting from Nov. 20-22. Again, see the online calendar for more details or the pdfs below.

How is our Parish Handling Covid?

You can read our updated “notes” on our “Open Door Plan,” outlining our current practices at St. Athanasius and our commitment to gather together.  We remind our parish faithful and visitors of some basic guidelines when we gather at the church:
  • wash hands upon entering the church
  • wear masks while worshipping and moving through the corridors
  • try to maintain 6 ft. of social distance between families
  • try to fellowship outdoors (going indoors in inclement weather)
  • should you feel ill or have a temperature, stay home and pray via our YouTube livestream

We invite you to come visit our church and pray at any of our services or to schedule a time to meet with our priest, Fr. Justin (859-361-2823.) Of course, you are still welcome to connect virtually, through the livestreaming options.

Here are some photos from parish life in September and October of this year!



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