Bridegroom Services

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These evening services focus on the theme of Christ as the Bridegroom of the Church. We sense His sacrificial love for us, and are reminded to prepare our hearts for union with Him, by faithful perseverance, good works of mercy, and love.

We are reminded in the Holy Scriptures of the foolish virgins who let their oil run out, and of the man invited to the wedding but losing his place without the wedding garment.

These beautiful services have a focus on the Second Coming of Christ, as well as opportunity for us to be prepared by repentance for Holy Pascha. Sacramental confessions are completed before Holy Wednesday night’s Healing Service. Repentance is our part in the healing of our souls - to be ready for union with Christ the Bridegroom.

Holy Week Services

See a short video from our Palm Sunday service. Rain and snow kept us inside this year, but the joy remained!

Read Fr. Alexander Schmemann's "Liturgical Explanation for the Days of Holy Week."

Lazarus Saturday (April 12)
  • 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Palm Sunday (April 13)
  • 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy
  • 7 p.m. Bridegroom Service
Monday (April 14)
  • 7 p.m. Bridegroom Service
Tuesday (April 15)
  • 7 p.m. Bridegroom Service
Wednesday (April 16)
  • 7 p.m. Healing Service
Thursday (April 17)
  • 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy
  • 7 p.m. Service of 12 Gospels with Christ placed on Cross
Friday (April 18)
  • 9 a.m. Royal Hours
  • 2 p.m. Great Vespers with Christ taken down from Cross
  • 7 p.m. Lamentation Service - SOYO all night vigil
Saturday (April 19)
  • 9 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy
Pascha Sunday (April 20)
  • 5:15 a.m. Sunrise PASCHA Orthros, Divine Liturgy, followed by Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt for Children under 12, and Agape Vespers

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St.Luke

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 and presence 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: office@stlukeorthodox.org. We invite you, also, to join us at one of our services or events listed at the left.


Bible Study on the Gospel of St. Luke

Fr. David leads a Bible Study of the Gospel of Luke
on Wednesdays, at 7:30p.

This study is appointed by our Archdiocese for the
Parish Life Conference Bible Bowl.

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Bishop BASIL Consecrates Temple


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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.

Bishop BASIL's Sermon

Here are video highlights of the sermon Bishop BASIL delivered at the consecration of our temple.



Listen to the whole sermon.

Sunday School

Sunday School continues on Sundays. Join us from 11:15 a.m. - 12 noon in classes for all ages!

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