St. Athanasius
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
7921 Cottonwood Ln, Sacramento, CA 95828
Welcome!

Welcome to St. Athanasius Antiochian Orthodox Church! As a member of the ancient, apostolic, Orthodox Christian Church, our parish is committed to worshiping God in Trinity, helping the community in which it resides, and transforming its members into the people that Christ calls us to be. We welcome all to come and see the Tradition and worship of the Orthodox Church, unchanged since the time of the Apostles.

Iconostasis of St. Athanasius
Iconostasis of St. Athanasius
Iconostasis of St. Athanasius
Recent Events

St. Athanasius was happy to host Anastasia Pamela Barksdale from OCMC and found out how to Pray, Give and Go!

Fr. Philip says prayers at the entrance of the church welcoming our latest catechumen

St. Athanasius is blessed to have four new catachumens in total and with the Lord's blessing, many more. 

  • 19

    Jul

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 20

    Jul

    Saturday
    Prophet Elijah
    5:30PM Vespers
  • 21

    Jul

    Sunday
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 22

    Jul

    Monday
    Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdelene
    9:00 Orthros
  • 23

    Jul

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 26

    Jul

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 27

    Jul

    Saturday
    Great Martyr & Healer Panteleimon
    5:30PM Vespers
  • 28

    Jul

    Sunday
    The 70 Apostles and the Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon. Pamenas
    8:30 Orthros (Matins)
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 29

    Jul

    Monday
    9:00 Orthros
  • 30

    Jul

    Tuesday
    8:30AM Food Closet
    6:00PM Akathist for St Xenia of St Petersburg
  • 2

    Aug

    Friday
    9:00AM Akathist for Children
    Fast
  • 3

    Aug

    Saturday
    5:30PM Vespers
    Fast: wine & oil
Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec 3                     St. Nicholas Visit
Dec 17                   Ladies get together ornament exchange
                               Following Liturgy & Meal at the church
Dec 25                   The Nativity of our Lord

Commemorations, Scripture, Thought
Today's Commemorations
Macrina the Righteous, sister of St. Basil, Dius, Abbot of Antioch, Saint Theodore, Bishop of Edessa, Translation of the Holy Relics of Righteous Seraphim of Sarov
Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 11:25-36
Brethren, lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob" "and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins." As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may receive mercy. For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.
MATTHEW 12:1-8
At that time, Jesus went through the grain fields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath." He said to them, "Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the law how on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ' you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
Today's Thought
Regular Schedule of Services
Sunday

8:30 AM - Orthros

9:30 AM - Divine Liturgy

Monday

9:00 AM - Orthros

Tuesday

6:00 PM - Akathist for St. Xenia

Friday

9:00 AM - Akathist for Children

Saturday

6:00 PM - Vespers

Please see our monthly calendars for variations and additions to this schedule.