Wed, Dec 13, Liturgy at St. Andrew’s, Lockhart, Tx

Wednesday, December 13, 9:00am – 10:30am, is the inaugural Liturgy at St. Andrew the First-Called Orthodox Church in Lockhart, Texas, about an hour from most of Austin. This is a new parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The rector is priest Ignatius Lozano, whom the faithful at Holy Protection know. Join us and help us establish this new church which is the only Orthodox church within an hour’s drive.

Location: 205 B S. Main St., Lockhart, TX 78644

There will be no Liturgy at Holy Protection this day.

Bethlehem Village Field Trip

Father Aidan, Sunday School teachers, parents, and children went to the Bethlehem Village in Burnet.  We experienced a historical reenactment of the village of Bethlehem on the evening of Christ’s birth.  The actors in the reenactment performed the common lives of people during that time: blacksmith, merchants, craftsmen, bakers (the bread was very tasty), as well as the tax collection which motivated Joseph to go to Bethlehem.  Roman Centurions were nearby to take any unwilling tax payers to jail, and to quiet the shepherds who were excitedly telling about their having seen angels with a message about the birth of the Savior.  In a remote part of the village there was a cave occupied by animals, Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, and shepherds who had come to see the thing that was told to them by the angels.  A large star was suspended above the cave.


Bethlehem Village 2017


2018 Sisterhood Officers Elected

The Sisterhood of the Myrrh Bearing Women met on November 26 after the Liturgy and elected new officers:

2018 Sisterhood

Diana Tyurina, President
Olga Belausava, Vice President
Marina Matsiukhova, Secretary
Natalia Fedyashova, Treasurer

Congratulations to the new officers, and a beautiful upcoming year for the Sisterhood!