Tagged: OCA

Preparing for Nativity with Sober Joy

The Orthodox Church is now moving deeper into the pre-Nativity season–readying ourselves for the Christmas, the birth of God in the flesh! This year, mindful of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, we approach the...

A Crisp Autumn & Open Doors

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year in Kentucky. We rejoice that our parish life is approaching normal, once again. The traumatic challenges of the Covid lockdown, from earlier in...

Fall 2020: So Much Happening!

With the coming of the New Church Year on September 1, it felt like we turned a page in church life. Our priest created this video to enocurage us as normal life inexorably returns: Already, we are...

Our Church is Open!

As we pivot towards the season of Pentecost, we are pleased to announce that our beloved parish is once again open to “in-person” worship! For both our parishioners and for those seekers who might...

Paschaltide in an Unusual Season

While Pascha 2020 will (hopefully) stand out as a unique one in the story of our lives, we rejoice that Pascha has come and that Christ is Risen! As in every year, the Paschal...

Christmas 2019 at St. Athanasius

The Great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord approaches and we ready ourselves for this splendid festival! A number of feasts have marked our journey through the Nativity Fast, thus far–including St. Nicholas...

Dec. 13-15: Conversations with Fr. Silviu Bunta

St. Athanasius and our local Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) at the University of Ketuncky were privileged to welcome Rev. Dr. Silviu Bunta, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. Fr. Silviu...

Holy Week & Pascha 2019

Having welcomed our Archbishop Alexander here for Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday–and celebrated the Baptisms and Chrismations of our catechumens–our parish community is now marking the awesome days of Holy Week that lead us from...

Houseblessing Season 2019

In the month of January, the Orthodox Church observes the Great Feast of Theophany, or Epiphany. One of the special features of Epiphany is the blessing of homes. Because our parishioners in America are often...