Thank you for visiting the St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Christian Church website. We hope you find our site informative and edifying. We also invite you to join us for any of our liturgical services – services that have been part of the worshiping tradition of apostolic Christianity since the era of the “early Christian Church.” The Divine Liturgy every Sunday begins at 10:00am; Matins (Morning Prayer) is also on Sunday at 8:45am; Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Saturdays begins at 5:00pm, and during the week, typically on Wednesday evening, Vespers (Evening Prayer) is served at 6:30pm and on certain feast days during the week, a Divine Liturgy is celebrated.
St. Anthony Church is a local parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. We are part of the ancient Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch where St. Luke in the Book of Acts tells us the believers were mockingly called “Christians” for the first time (Acts 11:26). We are also part of the global Eastern Orthodox Church community which includes national churches in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Cyprus, and the Middle East, but also in Japan, China, India, the Philippines, throughout Europe including Germany, France, Poland, Finland, across the British Isles, throughout the African continent including Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and across North, Central and South America. There are over 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians in the world today and over 1 million in the United States.
Our parish is more than just a place where people come to worship the living God (although it is first and foremost that!). St. Anthony Church is a vibrant faith community of people of all ages and backgrounds who are working out their faith together and raising their families in accordance with the commandments of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are a growing parish serving families throughout the greater northern Houston area including Spring, Klein, Tomball, The Woodlands, Shenandoah, Panorama Village, Conroe, Magnolia, Cypress, Kingwood, and Humble.
St. Anthony Church was established as an outreach program in 1982 and since then, what once started as a very small community in a store front on FM 1960, then moved to a multi-purpose building tucked away in the trees of a small neighborhood, is now in a beautiful temple and become a landmark and beacon on the busiest street in Spring! Our church building, situated on FM 2920 between Stuebner Airline and Kuykendahl, was completed in the spring of 2011, and our very first service was on the day we commemorate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday.
Many of our congregants journeyed to the Orthodox Church from other Christian faith traditions and denominations and some non-Christian religious and spiritual traditions. Whether you are “on a journey” or just wanting to visit a local Orthodox parish you will be welcome at St. Anthony. We are always honored to have visitors join us for worship and fellowship.