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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Notes on The Way of A Pilgrim

Written anonymously by a Russian with few possessions or needs, this book became a classic text in Russia in the 19th C. but did not appear in English until the edition translated by R. M. French, sponsored by the Episcopal Book Club, with forward by Bishop Walter Frere, founder of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, England, and Bishop of Truro prior to his death in 1938.

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Bumps in the Road with Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court’s recent enactment of a judgment that legalizes gay marriage was considered a Constitutional matter. According to the court, at stake was the interpretation of the 14th Amendment that was enacted in 1868 following the civil war particularly with regard to the rights of freed slaves. The 14th was invoked in the Roe v. Wade decision regarding abortion in 1973. Objections were raised to the decision because abortion was not envisioned under Amendment 14.

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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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