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Fall Festival – As Always… A Joy!

The special “Fall Festival” Coffee Hour was celebrated this Sunday, October 23rd.

Favorite fall foods were offered and shared – chili, cornbread, and many dishes and desserts made with squash, pumpkin, apples, etc!  YUM! 

There was bobbing for apples, a fall art project, pumpkin pie play-dough and pumpkin carving for the children.

 

 

Our fellowship on this day was a harvest of joy and thanksgiving as we glorify God for all things.

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Lenten cookbook now available

The St. Ignatius Lenten cookbook that was created several years ago by our women’s fellowship is now available as a PDF download. Click here to view the cookbook and/or download it to your computer. Feel free to share it with anyone you think may be interested in it. You may also find the cookbook under the About section of the menu.

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St. Ignatius Church iconostasis

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 10:00am and is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long.  A luncheon pot-luck coffee hour immediately follows Divine Liturgy.  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 6:00pm which is 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.   Inquirer’s Class is generally held every other week at 4:45pm before Great Vespers (check calendar for exceptions).  This informal Q/A is a great opportunity to meet our priest, ask questions, and meet Orthodox Christians from the parish and other inquirers.  Our general schedule of services is here.

If you’re looking for additional online resources about Orthodoxy,  the Antiochian Archdiocese website,  Journey to Orthodoxy, and Ancient Faith Radio are sites we recommend.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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