Great Lent 2016
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, March 16 – April 20.
Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Mother of God: Fridays, 6:30 pm, March 18, April 1 – 22.
April 24 – Palm Sunday, April 24
9:40am Third and Sixth Hour Prayers
10:00am Divine Liturgy
April 28 – Great and Holy Thursday
9:30am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
7:00pm Matins of Holy Friday and Passion Gospels
April 29 – Great and Holy Friday
3:30pm Vespers of Holy Saturday
7:00pm Matins of Holy Saturday, procession
April 30 – Great and Holy Saturday
9:30am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, with the rite of Baptism
11:00pm The Hours of Pascha, continuing to the Divine Liturgy
May 1 – Great and Holy Pascha
Midnight Paschal Divine Liturgy (Ending approx. 2:30am)
Blessing of the Baskets, Fellowship meal to follow
5:00pm Agape Vespers of Pascha, cookout/fellowship to follow
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.
Priest: Fr. Marty Watt
Phone: (515) 337 1192
Mailing address ONLY: 1411 Wilson Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010