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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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The Joy of Hebrew

Ancient Hebrew is a Northwest Semitic language. The written script was derived from Phoenician around the tenth century BCE. By the time of Ezra (480-440 BCE), the written script began to look as it does today, a square form called originally ketav Ashurit, or Aramaic writing.

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Still walks on the lonely person of faith

In 1981, I had an intense if brief face to face friendship with Rav James Ponet, long-time rabbi of the Hillel community at Yale. Among the gifts Jim bestowed upon me in the short months of overlap after he came and before I left Yale and moved to Chicago were works by Joseph Soloveitchik, known everywhere as “The Rabbi.”

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Parish Calendar

Regular Worship Schedule

9:00am | Third and Sixth Hours
9:30am | Divine Liturgy
Coffee hour fellowship after Liturgy
4:00pm | 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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