CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN!
We wish all of you a Blessed Pascha Season!
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” (2 Cor 5: 17).
We had a Glorious Pascha at St. Luke Church. We began in the darkness with the Midnight Office, and the Lighting of the Pascha candle. Outside, we gather to enter the brightly lighted temple to joyously sing the Orthros Service and Pascha Divine Liturgy. 285 attended and a festive brunch following in the parish hall. The morning ended with Agape Vespers.
The mission of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church is to be a beacon of Orthodox Christian spiritual life in Erie, eastern Boulder County, and the northern Denver metropolitan area. We strive together to live our Orthodox Christian Faith in a healthy way that forms Christian character, by participating regularly in the services, prayers, disciplines, and Sacraments of the Holy Orthodox Church. The community of St. Luke calls all people to Christ in His Church. We share the joy of Christ in our lives with those around us, educating people about the truth of this
ancient faith in the Holy Trinity.
We offer the love of Christ to those in need, in both word and action.
We welcome you to visit our parish to experience and learn about us. Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to its roots that go back to the churches established by the Apostles, in the Holy Land, Greece, and beyond. Our mother Church of Antioch was a major city mentioned in the Bible. The Orthodox Church humbly claims to be the same Church of Christ from those ancient times, the Church in all of the fullness that Christ established.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Fr. David at 303-665-4013 or email him at: email@example.com. We invite you, also, to join us at one of our services or events listed at the left.
Fr. David leads a Bible Study of the Gospel of Luke
on this Bright Wednesday at 7:30p. At the 5:30p on Wednesday,
we have Divine Liturgy followed by dinner (no fasting this week).
This study is appointed by our Archdiocese for the
Parish Life Conference Bible Bowl.
St. Luke Church in Erie, Colorado was consecrated by His Grace Bishop BASIL on Sept. 28 with 318 faithful present including neighboring clergy. A joyous reception in the church hall followed. It was a wonderful day of thanksgiving to God.
The new temple had its first Divine Liturgy on Pentecost 2010. Since that time, a wood carved iconostasis from Bulgaria was installed along with additional iconography that now covers most of the ceiling under the dome.
The church has grown in numbers since its beginning in 1991 with 17 households using a small rental space in the old mining town of Lafayette, Colorado (a small community 10 miles from Boulder and 30 miles north of Denver). His Grace Bishop ANTOUN ordained Fr. David Mustian and chrismated the original founders who were all converts to Holy Orthodoxy. The church continues to have many converts, along with a good mix of life- long Orthodox members from various ethnic backgrounds.
In 1996 the first temple of this congregation was built and the altar consecrated. Additional founding members quickly outgrew this building, and efforts began to secure another location that ultimately led to the move to Erie, Colorado (a couple of miles from Lafayette). After a series of miracles from God the congregation built the new temple over a period of a several years. There was much hard work and sacrificial giving. The desire was to build something beautiful and traditional for God, with land to expand for a larger parish hall and classrooms in the future (there are 9 acres). "We have learned a lot over the years and all the glory belongs to God," says Fr. David.
Enjoy photos of the celebration.