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. 

  • 19

    May

    Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 20

    May

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
  • 21

    May

    Tuesday
    Ss. Constantine & Helen
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 24

    May

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 25

    May

    Saturday
    Discovery of the Head of St. John the Baptist
    6:00PM Vespers
  • 26

    May

    Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 27

    May

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
  • 28

    May

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 31

    May

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 1

    Jun

    Saturday
    6:00PM Vespers
  • 2

    Jun

    Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 3

    Jun

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
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
3rd Monday after Pascha, The Holy Martyr Thalleleus, Lydia of Philippi, Equal to the Apostles, Mark the Hermit, Father Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow, John, Joseph, and Nikitas the Monks of Chios
Today's Scripture Readings
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 6:8-15; 7:1-5, 47-60
In those days, Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose and disputed with Stephen. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke. Then they secretly instigated men, who said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God." And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law; for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place, and will change the customs which Moses delivered to us." And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel. And the high priest said, "Is this so?" And Stephen said: "Brethren and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, and said to him, 'Depart from your land and from your kindred and go into the land which I will show you.' Then he departed from the land of the Chaldeans, and lived in Haran. And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living; yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him in possession and to his posterity after him, though he had no child. But it was Solomon who built a house for him. Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made with hands; as the prophet says, 'Heaven is my throne, and earth my footstool. What house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things?' You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it. Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth against him. But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God." But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together upon him. Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." And he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
JOHN 4:46-54
At that time, there was an official whose son was ill. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living. So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live" and he himself believed, and all his household. This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.
Today's Thought

The Lord is light as the brightness of souls and as the One Who drives away the darkness of ignorance, as the One Who enlightens the mind to understand unutterable things, and as the One Who reveals mysteries which can be perceived only by the pure. – St. Maximos the Confessor

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.