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The Protection of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

October 1st 


"On Sunday, October 1, during the All Night Vigil, when the church was overflowing with those at prayer, the Fool-for-Christ St Andrew (October 2), at the fourth hour, lifted up his eyes towards the heavens and beheld our most Holy Lady Theotokos coming through the air, resplendent with heavenly light and surrounded by an assembly of the Saints. St John the Baptist and the holy Apostle John the Theologian accompanied the Queen of Heaven. On bended knees the Most Holy Virgin tearfully prayed for Christians for a long time. Then, coming near the Bishop's Throne, she continued her prayer.

After completing her prayer she took her veil and spread it over the people praying in church, protecting them from enemies both visible and invisible. The Most Holy Lady Theotokos was resplendent with heavenly glory, and the protecting veil in her hands gleamed 'more than the rays of the sun.' St Andrew gazed trembling at the miraculous vision and he asked his disciple, the blessed Epiphanius standing beside him, 'Do you see, brother, the Holy Theotokos, praying for all the world?' Epiphanius answered, 'I do see, holy Father, and I am in awe.'"



We welcome all visitors and invite you to join us in worship and fellowship.  Please sign our guest book in the narthex of the church.  We hope the Lord blesses you through your visit to Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Church.

We respectfully remind all visitors that Holy Communion is given only to Orthodox Christians in good standing with the Church who have prepared themselves through prayer, fasting, and confession.

Following Divine Liturgy, coffee and light refreshments are served in the attached Fellowship Hall.

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General  Schedule  of  Services

Wednesday  Daily Vespers, 7:00 pm

Saturday  Great Vespers, 6:00 pm  Confession following


3rd & 6th Hours, 9:30 am

Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am

Church School, 11:15 am  September - May


On the Eve of Great Feasts (weekdays)  Great Vespers, 7:00 pm

On the Morning of Great Feasts (weekdays)  Divine Liturgy, 6:30 am

On the Morning of Great Feasts (Saturdays)  Divine Liturgy, 9:00 am


Wednesday Evenings during Great Lent  Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 6:30 pm


Services are in English



St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church

103 Carolina

San Antonio, TX  78210


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