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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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Christianity is not moralism

To discuss what Christianity is, it is helpful to start out with what it is not. Christianity is not moralism. Moralism is Christianity reduced to legalism that concerns itself with external standards of “right” and “wrong” which become the measuring stick by which we as persons judge ourselves and others (and are judged by God).

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We live in an Age of Devalued Words

I ponder social media on a regular basis, both the content of social media and the phenomenon itself. Older people remember a time before this latest twist in culture. Our grandparents could remember a time before radio and some of us remember the days before television.

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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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