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Holy Week Schedule 2014!

Schedule of Services for Holy Week 2014:

Saturday, April 12 - 10 am - Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday followed by Confessions and lessons for our young people

Sunday, April 13 - 10 am - Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday followed by Fish Fry Fundraiser

Sunday, April 13, 6 pm - Bridegroom Matins with Procession of the Icon

Monday, April 14, 6 pm - Bridegroom Matins

Wednesday, April 16, 6 pm - Holy Unction

Thursday, April 17, 10 am - Divine Liturgy for the Institution of the Eucharist

Thursday, April 17, 6 pm - 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 18, 9 am - Royal Hours of Holy Friday

Friday, April 18, 3 pm - Great Vespers

Friday, April 18, 6 pm - Lamentations followed by Vigil with Teens

Saturday, April 19, 10 am - Divine Liturgy for Great and Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 19, 10:30 pm - Rush Procession and Liturgy for Great and Holy Pascha!

Sunday, April 20, 12 pm - Agape Vespers and Picnic

For a Printable version of this schedule click here: Holy Week.

Memory Eternal, Metropolitan PHILIP!

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal! 

For more information, please see the Archdiocse Website and this special tribute from Ancient Faith Radio.

Lenten Schedule

Every week during Great Lent we will serve the following services:

Monday - Daily Matins 8 am

Monday - Great Compline - 6 pm

Tuesday - Bible Study at CC's on S. College - 7 am

Wednesday - Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - 6 pm

Friday - Teen Bible Study - 4 pm

Friday - Akathist Hymn - 6 pm

Saturday - Great Vespers - 6 pm

Sunday - Orthros - 9 am

Sunday - Divine Liturgy - 10 am

Important Dates in March

March 2 - Forgiveness Sunday

March 3 - Clean Monday - First day of Great Lent

March 9 - Sunday of Orthodoxy

March 16 - Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

March 23 - Sunday of the Holy Cross

March 25 - Feast of the Annunciation

March 26 - Feast of the Archangel Gabriel

March 30 - Sunday of St. John of the Ladder

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church is a parish in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America in the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast.  Our community is a diverse group of people including people of many ethnic backgrounds, American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Romanian, Egyptian...  With this outstanding community, we strive to shine the light of Christ in our community.  I invite you to browse the pages of this website and to come and visit our community in worship of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

With greetings and love in Christ our Lord

Fr. Philip, Pastor

Coffee Cup Conversations
Do you like coffee?  Do you like good conversation?

If the answer to any of those questions is "yes" then you should come by Johnston Street Java every Thursday from 4 - 6 pm for a conversation with Fr. Philip.  He will be at the coffee shop each week, ready to answer any questions you might have, or just have a conversation.  Come have a cup of coffee and have a conversation!

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church on TV!!
A new ministry from our community is a weekly television program.  Each Thursday at 8 pm on Acadiana Open Channel (Cox Cable 15 and 16) you will find Orthodoxy on TV!  Each 25 minute episode will include an Epistle reading, a Gospel reading, a sermon, and time permitting a saint of the day.  As we continue to build this program, we will include other types of lessons as well.  Check us out on AOC each Thursday at 8 pm!
New Content

Check out our 'Pictures' page for video clips of Great and Holy Friday and Pascha!
Welcoming St. Raphael of Brooklyn

O Holy Father Raphael, Pray unto God for us!

Our small community is blessed with the presence of the holy relics of St. Raphael of Brooklyn.

St. Raphael was the bishop of Brooklyn, NY in the early part of the 20th century.  He was the first Orthodox bishop to be consecrated on American soil.  As a native of Syria who studied throughout the Orthodox world in both Russia and Greece, St. Raphael came to the United States to help found numerous Orthodox Churches throughout the country.  One of his many stops was Beaumont, Texas.  With our parishes long connection to Beaumont we are pleased to have our spiritual father in Christ with our community.

Along with this special connection, St. Raphael also is a great example of the vision of our community.  While Middle Eastern in background, St. Raphael was highly influenced by the many Orthodox traditions across the Orthodox world.  He used this training to best reach all of the "lost sheep" in America.  This diversity of his upbringing reflects the diversity of our community and the vision of our future here in Lafayette.

O Holy Father Raphael, pray unto God for us!

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