Saint Matthew the Apostle Orthodox Church
Cultivating the Ancient Faith in the Heart of Louisiana
8775 Jefferson Hwy, Suite E / Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
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 Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 PM, followed by Confessions. Sunday Adult Catechism 9:00 AM; Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM. Christ is in our midst! He is and ever shall be!



As a mission of the Orthodox Church in America in the Diocese of the South under the omophor of Archbishop Nikon of Boston (locum tenens in the Diocese of the South), we are devoted to cultivating the Orthodox faith of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and risen, ascended and reigning at the Father's right hand in heaven, and ever-present by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Mystery of His Church.
 
The Orthodox life is a daily pilgrimage of sorrow and joy, prayer and repentance: taking up our cross, denying ourselves, and dying daily to the ways of the world that we might learn to love God and our neighbor and come to share the life of God in Christ and the Holy Spirit.

 

Our services are sung in English.  When you visit, you are likely to meet people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds: Russians, Jordanians, Ukrainians, Romanians, Lebanese, along with converts and inquirers. Sometimes the younger children may be restless or noisy, but all are welcome because the worship of God is for all people. Orthodox worship combines reverence and "child-likeness" - we draw near in the fear of God, with faith, hope, and love; to enter the kingdom of heaven we must humble ourselves and become like little children.

Classes for adults and children are offered periodically throughout the year.  Our book and icon shop stocks a variety of materials and resources including prayer ropes and liturgical calendars.  We provide care and support to our neighbors locally through the collection and disbursement of alms and around the world through International Orthodox Christian Charities with projects such as assembling health kits for earthquake victims in Haiti and solicitations to support various other relief efforts.  In all things, we seek to give...

"Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory to Him forever!"

Visitors are always welcome.

Come and see!

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