St. Mary of Egypt
05:00pm Great Vespers
10:00am Divine Liturgy*
11:30am Fellowship Hour
12:30pm Bible Study** (in person as well)
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.
Subdeacon Mark teaches two classes weekly
The first one is a theological study on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm on Zoom. The current curriculum is the book Hymn of Entry by Archimandrite Vaseleios. This book can be picked up in several places Amazon, Saint Vladimir bookstore.com. as well as ancient Faith radio bookstore. The second study is the study on the scriptures which has been on Hiatus during the summer we will Begin Again Sunday September 5th 2021 beginning with the book of Ephesians, This class will be held both in person at Saint Mary of Egypt Church and Via Zoom. On Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. For those interested in attending via Zoom for either class please contact us via email@example.com to be added to the list of invitees. Attendance is free and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Sunday School is starting back up again in September.
Ages 3 to 6 will leave with Ms. Duncan after receiving the Eucharist for class and be dismissed at the start of coffee hour.
Ages 7 to 13 will meet during coffee hour for 30 minutes with Mrs. Cornelius.
Art classes with Katya Alexeeva will resume on August 29th after the Coffee hours. Both kids and adults of any level and experience are welcome.
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.
Very Rev. Fr. Athanasius Wilson
Fr Athanasius Wilson is a native of Indianapolis, born in the Fountain Square neighborhood in 1932. He married the love of his life, Loretta Francis, in 1951. He attended and served at Garfield Christian Church before being called to the ministry in 1960, attending Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas. After graduating, he served several congregations in central and southern Indiana. While
attending Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis during this time, he became thirsty for a deeper, more historical expression of Christianity and found it in the Orthodox Church, where he was received via Chrismation in 1973 at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Indianapolis. He was ordained to the holy diaconate by the hand of Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba) of blessed memory in 1985 at St George Orthodox Church in Indianapolis, then elevated to the holy priesthood by the hand of Bishop ANTOUN on April 3, 1993 and assigned to All Saints Orthodox Church in Bloomington, IN, where he served until 2006. He and Khouria Loretta founded St Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Greenwood with 4 others in April 2007 after he retired from All Saints. His beloved Loretta passed from this life in August 2016, and he continued to serve as the parish priest at St Mary of Egypt. He retired from active ministry in July, 2020 yet continues to serve as priest emeritus.