Author Archives: Bp. Irineos

Holy Annunciation Hosts Clergy Conference

The parish will be hosting the annual Clergy Conference of the Avlona Synod’s North American Mission from June 6-8. There will be Divine Liturgy served daily beginning with the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. On Sunday, a number of clergy will be with us to celebrate the Sunday Divine … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2019 Schedule

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Our New Name: Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church

At the direction of Metropolitan Angelos of Avlona, and in recognition of our new purpose built worship space, St. Andrew Orthodox Church has been renamed as Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church.  Our Patronal Feast will be on March 25 (OS) and the temple is dedicated to the most Holy Theotokos. We … Continue reading

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Liberty Hill Independent Article

In its December 22, 2017 issue, the Liberty Hill Independent newspaper ran a lovely article on St. Andrew Orthodox Church.  A copy can be viewed by following the link below: LH Independent Article

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Education Programs Begin in 2018

As we settle into our new church home, we will be taking advantage of the extra space and comfortable surroundings to begin both Youth and Adult Education programs.  Beginning the Sunday after Nativity, Judith Floyd will begin leading the children’s program.  That same weekend, Bishop Irineos will start a study … Continue reading

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Tonsuring of Reader Gerasimos

On December 10th, at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Irineos will tonsure Gerasimos Floyd to the order of Reader.  Gerasimos has faithfully served as a lay reader for the last year at the mission.  His tonsure was blessed by Metropolitan Angelos as the recent synod meeting in Greece.  … Continue reading

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Lenten Book Study Begins March 1

St. Andrew Orthodox Church will hold a Lenten book study on Wednesday evenings during Great Lent.  We will be exploring the Divine Liturgy through the ancient text of Nicholas Cabasilas, a 14th Century Greek author and contemporary of St. Gregory Palamas. He is also venerated as a saint in the … Continue reading

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Theophany Blessing of the Waters

Following the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Theophany of our Lord, Fr. Irineos and the lay readers performed a blessing on Clear Creek in Liberty Hill, Texas. The creek flows into the San Gabriel River, which feeds the Brazos River and continues into the Gulf of Mexico. The … Continue reading

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Fall Book Study Begins Oct. 5

  St. Andrew’s fall book study will look at two questions of interest to all Christians, regardless of where they worship or what they believe. How did the Church develop differently in organization and faith in the East and the West? How do the faithful attain salvation? Our study will … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Pascha – A Reflection on the Man Born Blind

by Fr. Irineos Reflection on the Healing of the Blind Man In today’s Gospel reading, we hear of Christ healing the man who had been born blind.  This story is familiar to us.  Christ spits on the ground, makes clay and puts it in the man’s eyes, and instructs him … Continue reading

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