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St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Christian Church is a parish of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Our parish is made up of a wide variety of people from all walks of life and include those who were born into the faith and those who choose the faith later in life. Our services are mostly in English with occasional parts in different languages to minister to the wide variety of ethnic backgrounds represented among our people.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND SERVICES. The pastor requests that any visiting Orthodox Christians who wish to receive the Sacraments contact him in advance of the visit.

Current Events
2015 Parish Lenten Retreat - 03/22/15


2015 Holy Week Schedule

Friday, April 3
7:00 PM- Compline with Canon of St Lazarus

Saturday, April 4 - Lazarus Saturday
9:00 AM Orthros followed by the Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM - Great Vespers with Litia & Artoklasia
6:00 PM – Church Dinner in the Parish House

Sunday, April 5 - Palm Sunday
9:00 AM - Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy & Procession with Palms
5:00 PM - Bridegroom Orthros

 Monday, April 6 – Holy Monday
9:00 AM - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
7:00PM - Bridegroom Orthros

 Tuesday, April 7 – Holy Tuesday
9:00 AM - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
7:00PM – Bridegroom Orthros

Wednesday, April 8 – Holy Wednesday
9:00 AM - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
7:00 PM – Service of Holy Unction

Thursday, April 9 – Holy Thursday
9:00 AM – Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil
7:00 PM – Service of the 12 Gospels & Procession of the Cross

Friday, April 10 – Holy Friday
9:00 AM – Holy Friday Royal Hours
3:00 PM – Vespers (Taking Down from the Cross)
7:00 PM – Lamentations Service (Procession with Burial Shroud)

Saturday, April 11– Holy Saturday
9:00 AM – Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St Basil

Sunday, April 12 – Great & Holy Pascha
11:30 PM (Saturday Night) – Rush Procession with candles, Orthros & Paschal Liturgy
2:00 PM – Agape Vespers
3:00PM – Agape Meal

Get to Know the Ancient Christian Church

LOOKING FOR A CHRIST-CENTERED CHURCH?

We are not Jewish, but we are Orthodox
We are not Roman, but we are Catholic
We are not Protestant, but the Bible came from us
We are not Denominational, we are Pre-Denominational

"We did not set out to discover Orthodoxy. We set out to find out what the Ancient Church was really like and in doing so we discovered Orthodoxy." – Very Reverend Father Gordon Walker, Protestant Pastor who converted to Orthodoxy

“As we read, a whole new world came into existence. A world where without any question there was, number one, vitality, but where there was also, secondly, there was Liturgy. To discover that there was Liturgy in the Ancient Church came as a horrendous shock. To find out that there was Liturgy in that Bible that I thought I knew so well was frightening. And I began to ask, ‘What else is there in there that I don’t understand?’ I began to run into the word in the Bible, the word ‘Eucharist.’ Oh, we don’t usually translated it that way in the English Bible, we just translate it ‘the giving of thanks’ or ‘giving thanks’ but the word was there. The very word that we took into the English language as ‘Eucharist’ was right there in the Bible.” – Very Reverend Father Jon Braun, Protestant Pastor who converted to Orthodoxy

"The Orthodox Church understands herself as Catholic - the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church as referred to in the Nicene Creed. She keeps the “faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3) and does not deviate from it - regardless of the trends of the society at any given time. This includes first and foremost the belief in all the articles of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed and the ancient ecumenical councils of the “undivided Church” of the first millennium, but also and equally the now-contested biblical teachings regarding marriage, man and woman, the family, conception, birth, and the end of human life on this earth. In this sense, Orthodoxy is a “sign of contradiction” (Luke 2:34) in this age and culture. However, it is precisely for the salvation of people and the world that the Church stands in critical dialogue with the culture. And the Orthodox pastoral approach, while never relativistic or merely emotive, is one of great compassion and flexibility." -- Reverend Father Matthew Baker

Donations

Help St. Ignatius Church with your tax-deductable donation through Pay-Pal. Every penny helps to meet the ever growing needs of the parish in our effort to build up the Body of Christ is Twin Falls. May the Lord reward you for your generosity in this age and in the age to come.

Saints and a Thought for the Day
Saints of the Day
Mark, bishop of Arethusa; Martyr Cyril the deacon of Heliopolis; Martyrs Jonah and Barachisios; Eustathios the Confessor, bishop of Bithynia




His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH's Thought for the Day

St. Mary of Egypt spoke about her savage spiritual combat to Elder Zosimas: “For the first seventeen years in this wilderness, I struggled with my deranged lusts as though with fierce beasts. I desired to eat meat and fish, which I had in abundance in Egypt. I also desired to drink wine, and here I did not have even water to drink. I desired to hear lustful songs. I cried and beat my breast. I prayed to the All-pure Mother of God to banish such thoughts from me. When I had sufficiently wept and beat my breast, it was then that I saw a light encompassing me on all sides, and a certain miraculous peace filled me.”




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