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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 Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life,
Take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant.
Yea O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own transgressions and not judge my brother, for blessed are you unto ages of ages. Amen.

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Coming into the Light and Joy of Pascha

When you get to the end of Holy Week in the Orthodox Church you know you have been on a long road. Great Lent seems to last forever; we have two warm-up weeks, then six weeks of fasting. We do not fast in the sense of eating and drinking nothing for short periods of time; it’s a long period of eating essentially a vegan or vegetarian diet. It’s preparation for the feasting which is to come.

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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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