Byzantine Daily Readings (Western Rite Daily Readings Available Soon)
|8:50am||- Matins Service|
|9:30am||- Divine Liturgy (Mass)|
|4:30pm||- Daily Vespers|
|5:00pm||- Great Vespers|
We at St Andrew are Orthodox Christians located in Eustis, Florida, worshiping according to the ancient Western Rite practiced by the early Christians in the West for the first 1,000 years of Christianity. We are canonical (mainline) Orthodox in the Antiochian Patriarchate headquartered in Damascus, Syria, under His Beatitude Patriarch John X, and in the self-ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America under His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.
What is the Orthodox Christian Church and how does it differ from other Churches?
The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles.
Many of us are surprised to learn that for the first 1000 years of Christian history there was just one Church. Around 1054 AD the Church at Rome split from the rest of the Church and became known as the Roman Catholic Church and their bishop as Pope of Rome, while the Churches in the East (Constantinople, Antioch, Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Russia) became known as the Orthodox Church. The many other churches that exist today (including independent and denominations) originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against the Roman Catholic Church in the mid 1500s.
Incredible as it seems, for over twenty centuries the Orthodox Church has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today the apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure of the Church remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.
Make plans to join us this Sunday and experience Orthodox Christian Worship for yourself:
Schedule of Services
Wednesday: 4:30pm Daily Vespers