St. Andrew's Orthodox Church
117 Linden St - Ashland, Virginia
A Parish of the Diocese of the South (OCA)

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints!

Beloved Theologian Reposes - Memory Eternal Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko


On Wednesday, March 18, the world lost a most beloved and respected theologian in the falling asleep of Father Thomas Hopko. Click on the photo to the left for more info on Father Hopko's life and legacy. 

Connecticut Priest & Father of 6 perishes in Tragic Car Crash

Sunday, 1 March 2015 - Fr. Matthew Baker was an extraordinary man. Principled. Kind-hearted. Devoted to Christ, his wife, and his six children.
During Sunday evening's snow storm, he passed away in a tragic car accident while travelling home from Vespers at his parish. His children were with him, but were thankfully not injured.
Please understand something. Fr. Matthew lived to serve. He cared deeply for *others* and always gave freely of his time and expertise, without any financial reward. Unlike many intellectuals, he cared most deeply about *people*: helping them, mentoring them, encouraging them in faith and life.
During his life, he gave freely. Now, we who are left to cherish his memory must also give freely, in testimony to his unique gifts and in support of his wife and six children.
100% of the donations received in this campaign will go directly to his wife. She has 6 young children to care for, and has lost the family's only income. 
Please give generously at , and keep Fr. Matthew and his family in your prayers.

Memory eternal!


Click on Photo above for a

personal reflection from our priest

on the death of a beloved friend. 

Weekly Lenten Schedule

 "The Fast has come, the mother of chastity." What was the time before this day? A time of fornication. The soul has fornicated with all that struck its eye as pleasant - both with people and with things and, more fully, with sinful passions. Everyone has his own passion which he pleases in every way. It is time to put an end to this. May each of you comprehend your Delilah, who binds you and hands you over to evil enemies, and abandon her. Then you will be given more than Samson was given: Not only shall your hair grow but so also shall good thoughts: and not only shall your strength return but also your strength of will. Your eyes shall also open, your mind shall have sight, and it shall see the Lord, yourself , and everything around you in the proper light. Behold, now is the favorable time! Behold, now is the day of salvation!

- St. Theophan on the beginning of the Great Fast 


Wednesday Evenings 


Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - **6:00 pm

**Follwed by Lenten Meal & Spiritual Reflection 

Selections from the 50 Homilies of St. Macarius the Great


Welcome to YOUR Church


The Center of the "Center of the Universe"...

Located in heart of historic Ashland, VA - the 'Center of the Universe'- , we are a community of believers struggling to worship the King of the Universe in faith, love and humility. Established in 2001 as a parish in the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America, St. Andrew’s is the spiritual home of a growing, multi-ethnic and diverse congregation. Our parish enjoys a rich cycle of liturgical services, centering around and culminating in the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Our adult, youth, and children’s programs provide us with life-giving fellowship and our community outreach efforts are becoming more fruitful as we grow together.


 We welcome you and your unique family to come and worship with us. 


 If you have grown weary of the fads and trends in Christian worship that change with the times, come find your home in the timeless worship of the changeless God!


 The Door's Open.....Y'all Come!



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from Father Adam,

an old friend and our new priest!

Check Out What's Been Goin On at St. Andrew's!

Timely News - Upcoming Events - Save the Date - Stuff That's Cool

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Wednesdays in Great Lent!

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Every Friday at 10:00 am Come join us for Story Time with Father. Songs! Stories! Snack! Mom's can gab over tea while someone else looks after the kids! Y'all come...



New icon is Written of the 21 New Martyrs of Libya

The 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians and 1 Chadian national beheaded by ISIS have been entered into the registry of newly commemorated saints by Pope Twadros of Alexandria of the Coptic Church. May their memories be eternal and may they pray to God for our souls!


Diocese of the South nominates

Archimandrite Gerasim for vacant Dallas See

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St. Athanasius Parish - Nicholasville, KY -

Celebrates Dedication

of New Parish Church Building


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NC St. Basil's Mission Celebrates

Ground Blessing of New Church

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There are relics on the International Space Station of the True Cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified. The very cross of Christ circles the earth 16 times a day!

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Learn More About the Church that Christ Established Over 2000 Years Ago...


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Our Diocese and National Church

"The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It's orthodox, but not Jewish. It’s catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it’s pre-denominational. It is the Faith of the Apostles and it has been believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago."


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117 Linden St Ashland, VA 23005 804-798-4198