Sts. Joachim and Anna Orthodox Church
San Antonio, Texas

Dear Friends in Christ,

I pray that you are all well and keeping in good health.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 30th and 31st of January, we will hold our last services of Vespers and Divine Liturgy in our current location of 4930 Research at the usual times of 5:00 PM and 9:30 AM, respectively.


What You Need To Know:

Our new church will not be ready to use immediately after we vacate our present location. We can expect to wait almost certainly until early March before it is complete and legally ready to occupy. I will provide information soon on what our interim plans for worship will be.

The Details:

First, I would ask that we all give thanks to God for providing this space in which our congregation has grown and developed for seven years now!


Second, I would like to ask your patience as we transition to our new building. As many of you know who have awaited the completion of any construction project, there are often unforseen delays. Ours has seen many of them. This means that we will not immediately be able to move into our new church after this weekend. It seems likely that we will have no regular location for worship through the month of February, and perhaps as late as mid-March. While this is certainly not what we had hoped for, it is not an insurmountable problem, and I will be working to provide worship opportunities in some form during this time.


Again, please be patient and prayerful. This is just a momentary obstacle in the life of our congregation. Soon, very soon, we will be worshipping God in a new, beautiful temple, brought to completion through God's grace and your generosity and perseverance.


Yours in Christ,


Fr. Christopher


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