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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.

Second Annual Costco Gift Card Raffle

St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Christian Church
Invites you to participate in our
Second Annual Costco Gift Card Raffle

Draw date: May 31, 2015
(The winner will be announced on our parish website on May 31, 2015)

Grand Prize: $1,000 Costco Gift Card
2nd Prize: 16 G iPad Air 2 w/WiFi
(Apple IOS7; 9.7 inch retina display; 2048x1536 RES)

Price Per Ticket: $10
For every 10 tickets purchased receive two complimentary tickets
as our way of saying thank you!

Don't have a PayPal account? Click "Buy Now" and choose the second option on the right to pay with a credit or debit card.

 To purchase tickets by mail, use this form and mail to:
St. Ignatius Church, Attn: Costco Gift Card Raffle
1830 Addison Ave., E., Twin Falls, ID 83301

All raffle proceeds will go to benefit the St. Ignatius new building fund.
Thank you for your support!

 

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.

Current Events
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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

Saints and a Thought for the Day
Saints of the Day
Hieromartyr Eutychios, bishop of Melitene; Martyr Helikonidos of Thessalonika; Venerable Andrew; Germanos, bishop of Paris; Ignatios, bishop of Rostov




His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH's Thought for the Day

"We are called to go forth and boldly proclaim the Good News, following in the footsteps of the Disciples. But, we cannot do this unless we know what we are talking about. We must know our Faith inside and out. We must sharpen the sword of the intellect through prayer, ministry to others and study." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH




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