Sts. Joachim and Anna Orthodox Church
San Antonio, Texas

Beloved in Christ,


As posted here below, Archbishop Peter has now directed that services are now to be executed solely by the parish clergy and only as many servers and/or readers and chanters as are absolutely necessary. He has also made a final decision on how we are to conduct ourselves during the remainder of Holy Week and Pascha. Please take a few moments to read what he has written.

This means that, as of this time, access to services at Sts. Joachim and Anna is closed. Only I and a small group of designated individuals will serve. Arrangements have been made to live-stream services (see News and Events section) until we are able to open to all again. 

Although this is heartbreaking, remember that we are making this sacrifice for the sake not only of our own welfare but for that of our fellow human beings--all created in the image and likeness of God--around the state, country and ultimately the world.

"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving." Colossians 4:2

Yours faithfully in Christ,

Fr. Christopher



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News and Events

Live Stream on our Facebook page (see below) of the following services.


Wednesday, May 27th:
6:30pm - Festal Great Vespers with Litya and Blessing of Loaves

Thursday, May 28th:
7:30am (Hours at 7:15) - Divine Liturgy of Ascension Day.

Groundbreaking for New Church:
Please see the Land and Preliminary Building Design link on site.