Nativity of Christ and Holy Theophany Service Schedule:

As many people are traveling during this period, the only services we will have will be a vespers Divine Liturgy on December 24, Christmas Eve, at 6:30pm.  Services for the following Saturday and Sunday, December 26 and 27, are cancelled.  Regular services will resume with Great Vespers on January 2 and the Divine Liturgy on January 3.  We will commemorate the Theophany (Baptism) of Christ on Tuesday, January 5, with Great Vespers at 6:30pm and the Lesser Blessing of Waters that evening.

Winter Weather Reminder:

If you do not feel comfortable being out and about in an inclement weather situation, please remain at home or a safe place.  Services will continue (perhaps a bit late), as Fr. Marty lives within walking distance.

Come and see!

Our Location – 621 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010 (7th Street and Kellogg Avenue) in Downtown Ames.
We are one block north of the main Post Office, one block east of Fareway.  Parking is on-street, or (on Sundays) feel free to utilize the Fareway parking lot.


We are new to Ames, but in no way new! Orthodox Christianity has been around since the Church was brought into being on Pentecost. Our Church was founded on the principles of conciliarity, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – as found in Acts 15.

So what is the message of Orthodox Christianity?

That God loves you, and more than anything, desires your fellowship and communion.
That we have discovered the path to union with God – achievable not just by saints, but by every Christian desiring to know God.
That we will share that path with anyone and everyone who desires to know about it.

The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish.
It is catholic, but not Roman.
It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.

Contact us, or feel free to join us in prayer anytime we gather.

311698 Reverend Martin Watt Ames IA 2015 All America Council Orthodox Church in AmericaPriest: Fr. Marty Watt

Phone: (515) 337 1192
Mailing address ONLY: 1411 Wilson Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010