05:00pm Great Vespers
10:00am Divine Liturgy*
11:30am Fellowship Hour
12:30pm Bible Study** (in person as well)
SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID
Sunday - 11:15am - Kids' Sunday School
Wednesday - 06:00pm - Daily Vespers
If you are unable to attend services in person, we are live streaming our services at https://www.facebook.com/stmaryindy, Remember that worship is NOT a spectator sport. By definition, we are to be participants in liturgy (“the work of the people”). So, when you utilize these online liturgical services, try NOT to ‘watch’ them like you would view some theatrical production, movie, or TV show. Don’t sit there, sipping a drink, eating popcorn or holding conversation over it; instead, pray, stand, bow or make prostrations as appropriate and according to your ability. ‘Enter into’ the service as much as possible, even though you can’t be there physically.
During the time of COVID, Subdeacon Mark is holding 2 classes on a weekly basis: Bible study Sundays at 12:30 PM (studying the letters of St Paul from Galatians to Titus), both in person and via Zoom; and a book study Wednesdays at 7 PM (currently reading Hymn of Entry by Archimandrite Vasileios) exclusively on Zoom. If you are interested in joining us virtually, please contact Sbdn Mark at email@example.com.
The Orthodox Christian Church is based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who has come in to the world as a Man for our salvation. This is the foundational belief of every true Christian. “Orthodox” means right teaching or right worship, and we understand our Orthodox Christian faith to be the full and right revelation of God’s desire for us to believe in Him, know Him, abide in Him and receive eternal life from Him. The theology of the Orthodox Church is fully described in the Holy Gospel of John.
We are a community of Christians who are members of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, one of many autocephalous local churches that was established by Apostles Paul and Barnabas in 42 A.D. with St. Peter serving for the next eight years as its first leader.
WHO ARE WE
St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church was established in 2007 by Fr. Athanasius Wilson and several faithful Orthodox Christians as a mission of St. George Orthodox Church. We have since multiplied into a wonderfully diverse parish who break bread together every Sunday.
We invite you to visit and worship with us. You will find a loving Orthodox Christian community made up of many people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Fr. Athanasius Wilson (Retired)
Born in 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Fr. Athanasius Wilson graduated from Christian Theological Seminary in 1969. After a long journey towards Orthodoxy, he was sealed with Chrismation in 1973 at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Indianapolis. In 1974, Fr. Athanasius was ordained into the sub-diaconate and in 1985 to diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip. Fr. Athanasius Wilson was ordained to the holy priesthood on April 4, 1993 by His Grace, Bishop Antoun.
He then went on to serve in Bloomington, Indiana as All Saints Orthodox Church's first permanent priest, becoming Archpriest on July 11th, 2004. After retiring from All Saints in 2006, Rev. Athanasius still had the desire to pastor God's people burning deep within his soul, and in 2007, he announced his intentions to establish a mission in Greenwood, IN, setting out with his late wife Kh. Loretta, and 4 pilgrims. Since then, St. Mary of Egypt has grown into a flourishing parish where Fr. Athanasius serves as priest.