Sts. Joachim and Anna Orthodox Church
San Antonio, Texas
  • Saturday, January 22 at 9:00 AM - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Blessing of the Temple
Dear Friends in Christ,
Archbishop Peter will be with us for the blessing of our new temple, the tonsuring of new readers, including our own Fillan Reyna, and the ordination of a subdeacon, our son, Reader Andrew Allen.
This will be joyful occasion attended by clergy from all over the area, both from other ROCOR parishes and from some of our sister Orthodox parishes here in San Antonio. In addition to us, there will be many visitors from those other parishes. Let us prepare to welcome His Eminence and them!
Please help make this an occasion memorable for a lifetime:
  • More than anything else, please come to the services! Archbishop Peter is coming here to bless the church and to meet you, his flock!
  • We will need to provide hospitality for probably at least 50 people--so your culinary gifts are urgently needed!
  • There will be sign-up sheets at church for both something light and fasting after Friday night services as well as for non-fasting food after Liturgy on Saturday--a main dishes, side dishes, salads or soups, and desserts. Drinks are needed to, and this can include wine as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
  •  If you have extra folding chairs and trays and tables of any size, those will also be welcome and useful.
 Let us all come together to thanks to God for the completion of Sts. Joachim & Anna Orthodox Church, glorifying Christ as we receive the blessing of our Archpastor!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Christopher
Sts. Joachim and Anna Orthodox Church
6858 Oxford Trace
San Antonio, TX 78240
210-960-0909 Office


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