St. Anne Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America

560 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

 

Welcome to Our Parish!

St. Anne serves a wide variety of Orthodox families and individuals in the greater Knoxville/Oak Ridge area. Founded in 1997-98 as a mission of the Orthodox Church in America, the parish has steadily grown to serve members from many international backgrounds as well as a wide variety of converts. We have members of all ages and an active Sunday School program for our youth.

St. Anne has been active in helping to establish other parishes, including St. Tikhon's in Chattanooga, St. Athanasius in Nicholasville, KY, St. Maria of Paris in Cleveland, TN, and Protection of the Holy Virgin in Clarksville, TN. We are very committed to the establishment of a vital witness to the Orthodox faith in this part of world. 

The parish conducts its services in English and follows the New Calendar. We offer classes year-round for those who are inquiring about the Orthodox faith or who would like preparation for being received into the Orthodox Church. Visitors are always welcome!

Feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions about St. Anne's or the Orthodox Faith.

News and Announcements of Note

Wednesday December 7

6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers with Orthodox Study Group following

 

Friday December 9
8:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy, Conception of the Theotokos

 

Saturday December 10

5:00 p.m. – Great Vespers -  followed by greening of the Church

 

Sunday December 11
9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy

 

 

Visitors Always Welcome! 

Newsletter

 

November 29, 2016 — Wind and fire

November 22, 2016   Thanksgiving

November 15, 2016 — The Nativity Fast


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Support the Life and Work of Our Parish

St. Anne is supported solely through the offerings of its members and friends. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated. You may use the Donate button to make a safe and secure offering to the general fund of the parish. All gifts are confidential and tax-deductible. The annual and monthly budget of the Church is managed by the Parish Council. Their minutes and reports are posted on the website for public inspection each month. The accounts of the parish are audited annually. We thank you for your help and your generosity! 


Glory to God for all Things - Fr. Stephen's Blog

A Terrible Knowledge
7 Dec 2016 at 9:10am

Greek Mythology made the curiosity of Pandora the primary cause of suffering in the world. She fails to resist the lure of finding out what is in a box she is told to leave closed. Opening the box, she unleashes sorrow and suffering into the world. We humans are a curious lot. We want to ... Read More →

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St. Anne's Day 2016 - Procession


St. Brendan's Celtic Festival

Holy Week and Pascha 2016


Christmas 2015

Feast of the Transfiguration 2015

St. Anne's Day Parish Outing on the River

Pentecost 2015

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Blessing the Bells of St. Anne's

The bells of St. Anne were baptized, chrismated, and named on the Sunday of All Saints, June 10, 2012.
 
Bells are the only objects to be blessed in such a manner. A bell reveals and makes present the voice of God - bells are called "icons" of the voice of God. With the blessing of God's voice we are called to worship. His voice joins ours in the chorus of joy and praise that is the life of paradise made manifest in the services of the church. Glory to God who has made such wonders in our midst!
 
 The Bell Stand Project was coordinated for St. Anne's as an Eagle Scout project by Peter Caldwell.