St. Athanasius
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
7921 Cottonwood Ln, Sacramento, CA 95828
Welcome!

Welcome to St. Athanasius Antiochian Orthodox Church! As a member of the ancient, apostolic, Orthodox Christian Church, our parish is committed to worshiping God in Trinity, helping the community in which it resides, and transforming its members into the people that Christ calls us to be. We welcome all to come and see the Tradition and worship of the Orthodox Church, unchanged since the time of the Apostles.

Iconostasis of St. Athanasius
Iconostasis of St. Athanasius
Iconostasis of St. Athanasius
Recent Events

St. Athanasius was happy to host Anastasia Pamela Barksdale from OCMC and found out how to Pray, Give and Go!

Fr. Philip says prayers at the entrance of the church welcoming our latest catechumen

St. Athanasius is blessed to have four new catachumens in total and with the Lord's blessing, many more. 

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    Mar

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
  • 5

    Mar

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 8

    Mar

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 9

    Mar

    Saturday
    Soul Saturday
    9:00AM Liturgy
    4:45PM Catechism / Christian Education
    6:00PM Vespers
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    Mar

    Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
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    Mar

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil
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    Mar

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil
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    Mar

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil
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    Mar

    Saturday
    4:45PM Catechism / Christian Education
    6:00PM Vespers
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil
  • 17

    Mar

    Sunday
    Forgiveness Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
    6:00PM Forgiveness Vespers
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil
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    Mar

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
    6:00PM Great Compline / Canon of St Andrew
    Fast
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    Mar

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Great Compline / Canon of St Andrew
    Fast
Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec 3                     St. Nicholas Visit
Dec 17                   Ladies get together ornament exchange
                               Following Liturgy & Meal at the church
Dec 25                   The Nativity of our Lord

Commemorations, Scripture, Thought
Today's Commemorations
Gerasimus the Righteous of Jordan, Paul & his sister Juliana and their Companions, Daniel, Prince of Moscow, Gregory, Bishop of Constance
Today's Scripture Readings
ST. JOHN'S FIRST UNIVERSAL LETTER 2:18-29; 3:1-8
Brethren, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us. But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all know that I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and know that no lie is of the truth. Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us, eternal life. I write this to you about those who would deceive you; but the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you; as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie, just as it has taught you, abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that every one who does right is born of him. See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Every one who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does right is righteous, as he is righteous. He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
MARK 11:1-11
At that time, Jesus drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, and he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it. If any one says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'" And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door out in the open street; and they untied it. And those who stood there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" And they told them what Jesus had said; and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it. And many spread their garments on the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the highest!" And he entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked round at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve disciples.
Today's Thought

You want simultaneously to come together for prayer and for worldly, ill-timed words. Of course you succeed in neither purpose, because you destroy the one with the other, or rather, they destroy each other. – St. Gregory Palamas

Regular Schedule of Services
Sunday

8:30 AM - Orthros

9:30 AM - Divine Liturgy

Monday

9:00 AM - Orthros

Tuesday

6:00 PM - Akathist for St. Xenia

Friday

9:00 AM - Akathist for Children

Saturday

6:00 PM - Vespers

Please see our monthly calendars for variations and additions to this schedule.