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. 

  • 15

    Jul

    Monday
    St. Vladimir
    9:00 Orthros
  • 16

    Jul

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 17

    Jul

    Wednesday
    Great Martyr Marina of Antioch
    8:30 AM Divine Liturgy
    Fast
  • 19

    Jul

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 20

    Jul

    Saturday
    Prophet Elijah
    5:30PM Vespers
  • 21

    Jul

    Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 22

    Jul

    Monday
    Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdelene
    9:00 Orthros
  • 23

    Jul

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 26

    Jul

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 27

    Jul

    Saturday
    Great Martyr & Healer Panteleimon
    5:30PM Vespers
  • 28

    Jul

    Sunday
    The 70 Apostles and the Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon. Pamenas
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 29

    Jul

    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
The Holy Martyrs Cyricus and His Mother Julitta, Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles of Kiev, The Finding of the Head of St. Matrona of Chios, Donald and his Nine Daughters, Swithun, Bishop of Winchester
Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S FIRST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS 13:11-14; 14:1-5
BRETHREN, when I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Make love your aim, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, he who prophesies speaks to men for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than he who speaks in tongues, unless some one interprets, so that the church may be edified.
MATTHEW 17:24-27; 18:1-4
At that time, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, "Does not your teacher pay the tax?" He said, "Yes." And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?" And when he said, "From others, " Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel; take that and give it to them for me and for yourself." At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Today's Thought
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.