Welcome

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.

Holy Week:

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.

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