St Anthony of the Desert

Orthodox Christian Mission

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Fr Gabriel

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Welcome to St Anthony of the Desert. Please visit us! We welcome visitors in a spirit of Christian love.
Vespers are at 5:00pm Saturdays, the Divine Liturgy is at 9:30am Sundays. Both are followed with fellowship and food.

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Thinking about New Paths in Lent

There are two main emphases for the season of Lent in Christian churches.

The first emphasis is on repentance. Anyone with any familiarity with the church at all knows that the heart of the season is its focus on prayer, fasting, and charity. This emphasis is marked with special services, readings, and rituals in those churches that observe the season of Lent.

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Why are there Different Dates for Easter?

This year Orthodox Easter, called Pascha, is a week later than the date on which other Christians will observe the Day of Resurrection. We are on the 12th April and everybody else is on the 5th April. But next year the discrepancy is even greater: we will be a month apart! Why the difference?

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Parish Calendar

Regular Worship Schedule

9:00am | Third and Sixth Hours
9:30am | Divine Liturgy
Coffee hour fellowship after Liturgy
4:30pm | Sacrament of Repentance
5:00pm | Vespers
6:00pm | Sacrament of Repentance
Holy Day
6:00pm | Lenten Services
6:00pm | Vesperal Liturgy on the Eve of a Feast

518 N. Alameda Avenue
Las Cruces NM 88046
corner of Hadley and Alameda
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