The Feast of the Presentation of Christ is celebrated Thursday, February 2. This date is 40 days after the Nativity of Christ, ending this  section of the Church Year. The wonderful hymn of St. Simeon is given to  us in this Feast, which we sing at every Vespers: “Lord, now lettest Thou  Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word; for mine eyes have  seen Thy salvation which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,  a light for the revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Thy people Israel”  (Lk 2:29-32). In the temple of God we continue to meet Christ every  week to be enlightened, have communion with Him, and prepared for the  life to come. Infants in the Orthodox Church continue to be presented  in the temple 40 days after birth in the Service of Churching following  this example. A beautiful Byzantine melody is sung for this first day in  Church for the infant. The same melody is repeated again - at the funeral  prokeimenon, our last day in the earthly temple that we depart. 
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We welcome you to visit our parish to experience and learn about us, or contact us with your questions.

Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to its roots that go back to the churches established by the Apostles, in the Holy Land, Greece, Slavic Lands, and beyond. Our mother Church of Antioch was a major city mentioned in the Bible, with an unbroken history of Christians from the first century to the present after much persecution. 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.

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 Jesus 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.
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