Recent News

July 07, 2014

Chapel Expansion Project

Last year, we were most blessed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church here in Bixby, Oklahoma.  From our humble origins as a store-front mission in 2003 with the blessing of our beloved Archbishop Dmitri to the construction of our St. Matthew’s Chapel in 2007 and our 10th anniversary in 2013, we have experienced God’s grace and witnessed the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing many people from different backgrounds to the one, true and holy Orthodox Christian faith. Our parish has grown from a small core of faithful members to an average attendance of over 85 people at Divine Liturgy on Sunday.  Our St. Matthew’s Chapel was originally designed to comfortably accommodate only about 80 people, and as we have experienced this welcomed growth in membership over the past few years, it has become increasingly clear that we must expand our chapel to have adequate worship space and to accommodate new members.  We have now begun this exciting process! Our chapel expansion plans involve enlarging the nave as well as the now-crowded choir and readers section. We also plan to increase the size of the narthex to have room for nursing mothers, small children and some much needed storage space.

We need you now to prayerfully consider making a donation toward our chapel expansion project. We would like to see 100% participation of all of our parish families.  We need to raise a total of $120,000 over the course of this year so that we can begin construction on our chapel during the first quarter of 2015.  We know that some of you are living on a tight budget, but ask that you prayerfully consider making a donation, no matter how small. For those of you whom God has blessed financially, we ask that you also prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible donation that can truly help us continue God’s work here on earth.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to assist us in continuing to worship and welcome all to the Orthodox Christian faith here in Oklahoma.


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Donate by Check

Please send checks to
Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church
P.O. Box 906
Glenpool, OK 74033

May 21, 2014

OCMC Missionaries

We have two parishioners traveling as team members with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center this summer.  Jessica Lee will be traveling to Albania to work with youth, and Michael Paraskevas will be traveling to Guatemala to teach liturgical music.  Donations may be made online at the OCMC website.

April 20, 2014

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Services for Bright Week

April 20th - PASCHA! FEAST OF FEASTS!

12:00 a.m. Procession, Matins, Divine Liturgy

3:00 p.m. Agape Vespers, Parish Picnic

April 21st - BRIGHT MONDAY

9:00 a.m. Matins, Divine Liturgy

April 23rd - BRIGHT WEDNESDAY

6:30 p.m. Paschal Vespers

April 24th - BRIGHT THURSDAY

6:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

April 26th - BRIGHT SATURDAY

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy at Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Hartshorne

5:00 p.m. Great Vespers

April 27th - ST. THOMAS SUNDAY, ANTIPASCHA

9:10 a.m. Hours, Divine Liturgy

April 10, 2014

Schedule for Holy Week and PASCHA

April 12th - Lazarus Saturday

     9:00 a.m. Baptisms, Hours, Divine Liturgy

     5:00 p.m. Great Vespers, Blessing of Palms, Confessions

April 13th - Palm Sunday

     9:10 a.m. Hours, Festal Liturgy, Fish Meal

     6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins

April 14th - Great Monday

     9:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

     6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins

April 15th - Great Tuesday

     9:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

     6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins

April 16th - Great Wednesday

     9:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

     6:30 p.m. Matins with Unction

April 17th - Great Thursday - Mystical Supper

     9:30 a.m. Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil

     6:30 p.m. 12 Passion Gospels

April 18th - Great and Holy Friday

     8:00 a.m. Royal Hours

     3:00 p.m. Vespers of Holy Friday

     6:30 p.m. Matins with Lamentations

     8:30 p.m. Gravewatch

April 19th - Great and Holy Saturday

     10:00 a.m. Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday

     11:30 p.m. Nocturns of Holy Pascha

April 20th - HOLY PASCHA FEAST OF FEASTS

     12:00 a.m. Procession, Matins, Festal Liturgy, Blessing of Baskets / Potluck Meal

     3:00 p.m. Agape Vespers

     4:00 p.m. Parish Picnic (Visitors Welcome!)

April 21st - BRIGHT MONDAY

     9:00 a.m. Matins, Festal Liturgy

 

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