A CHURCH OF THE SELF-RULED ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA
+JOSEPH, Primate and Metropolitan of New York and all North America
+ANTHONY, Auxiliary to the Diocese of Toledo
ADDRESS: 2124 Shafer Drive, Fitchburg, WI, 53711 * ALL MAIL: P.O. Box 6515, Madison, WI 53716-0515
PRIEST: The V. Rev. Fr. Patrick Kinder * CHURCH PHONE: (608) 273-0133
St. Ignatius of Antioch Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church serves the Madison, Wisconsin area. Our membership includes Orthodox Christians of Middle Eastern, Greek, Russian, Coptic, Serbian and other ethnic backgrounds, as well as many who have come from Protestant and Catholic backgrounds. It is a youthful and dynamic parish which prays, serves the local community and socializes together.
Our Divine Services are all in English and sung a cappella. Our Sunday Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30am and is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. There is a luncheon pot-luck coffee hour immediately following Divine Liturgy where all families and guests are encouraged to enjoy a light meal and, more importantly, share in fellowship.
For first time visitors to the Orthodox Church a good service to attend is the Saturday evening Great Vespers starting at 6:30pm (about 45 minutes long). Here one will hear the beautiful melodies of the Byzantine and Russian traditions, prayers of petition, psalmody, and seasonal topics of celebration. Also, please see our calendar link for when Inquirer’s Class is held just prior to Great Vespers (4:45pm). This informal Q/A is a great opportunity to meet our priest, ask questions, meet Orthodox Christians from the parish and other inquirers, and then plan to stay for Vespers to get a taste of where Orthodox Christians not only worship God but are also taught through the “sung theology” of the “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church” (from the Nicene Creed).
Our general schedule of services is as follows:
Sunday Matins – 8:30AM*
Sunday Divine Liturgy – 9:30AM*
Saturday Great Vespers – 6:30PM*
Weekday Vesperal Liturgy – 6:00PM*
*Please be sure to look at the calendar for exceptions.
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If you have any questions, please contact us by email or call the church office at the above number.