Sts. Joachim and Anna Orthodox Church
San Antonio, Texas
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Fr. Christopher Allen
4930 Research Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78240
210-305-1854 (Phone)


Our rector, Fr. Christopher Allen, is a convert to Orthodoxy, having prevoiusly been an anglican priest and ordained to the Orthodox priesthood in November, 2006.  He has a heart for those seeking Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church and has helped catechize many individuals as they prepare to enter the Orthodox Church.

In May, 2012, he, his wife Matushka Nonna and two sons returned from life as anactive Navy family in Okinawa, Japan where Fr. Christopher served as a chaplain with Marines and the only Orthodox priest on the island.  He also served on a special mission in Afganistan where he provided ministry to Orthodox personnel deployed on support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He holds two degreed in Linguistics, a Master Divinity from Boston University, and the Diploma of Pastoral Theology from the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America, ROCOR.

During the week Fr. Christopher is an instructor in English as a Second Language for the Defense Language Institute English Language Center on Lackland Air Force base.

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Sunday, January 28th, Liturgy by Fr. Ignacius at Sts. Joachim and Anna at 9:30 am, preceded by the 3d and 6th Hours at 9:15 am.

Fr. Christopher Allen departed December 28th - June 9th for temporary (6 mo.) assignment to Saudi Arabia on behalf of his government employer.

Service schedule updates are provided in the "Service Schedule" (see link on top of page) on which Sunday's will provide Reader's Services and which will provide the Divine Liturgy.