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Welcome to St. Athanasius

SAINT ATHANASIUS THE GREAT BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

We Welcome You!

We are the Light of the East for Central and Southern Indiana.

Please accept this invitation to worship with us.

Saint Athanasius the Great Byzantine Catholic Church is an Eastern Church descended from the traditions and customs of Constantinople and a Catholic Church in union with the Church of Rome.

Pastor: Very Rev. Protopresbyter Bryan R. Eyman, D. Min D. Phil.

Office Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Mystery of Holy Repentance (Confession):  Saturdays following 7:00 P.M. Evening Prayer (Vespers) or by appointment

Counseling (to parish members only): by appointment
phone: (317) 632-4157

Our beautiful church interior

Our beautiful church interior

PARISH INFORMATION

  • Divine Liturgy: every Sunday @ 10:00 AM

- Check the bulletin for our weekly liturgical schedule.

  • Confession and Counseling: by appointment
  • Social Hour: After the Divine Liturgy and most services, join us in St. Mary’s hall for light refreshments and coffee!  Stop into St. Mary’s hall for fellowship. If you have time please come by. All are welcome!

St. Athanasius is recognized as the best kept secret in the Catholic Church within in the crossroads of America. The parish is noted for its various ministries:

  • Monthly Healing Ministry – well noted throughout the Midwest and attended by many – 4th Wednesday each month (3rd Wednesday in August)
  • Charismatic worship based on Byzantine teachings
  • Knights of Columbus – Byzantine Chapter
  • Adult religion classes on various topics such as church history, theology and spiritual & physical wellness
  • Children religion classes on Sundays following Divine Liturgy and Sunday brunch
  • Food Pantry – to help feed those in need within our Rhodius Park neighborhood

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To grow and share our small Byzantine Catholic Community in both size and spiritual enrichment. St. Athanasius Byzantine Catholic Church proclaims an old faith, in fact the oldest Christian faith. However, this faith is deeply fulfilling and profoundly appropriate for the modern person. This faith will be shared with the entire community of central and southern Indiana by the fullness of our Church’s liturgical services and its spirituality. This will be accomplished through community outreach offering religious education, classes on theology, spirituality, scripture studies, fundraising, Byzantine counseling with a focus on Scriptural healing of mind, body and soul.

MISSION GOALS: To upgrade/replace our current church and rectory, expand our social hall, offer our ethnic foods.

OUR PARISH PRAYER:

Oh God the benefactor of our souls, Grant that by the prayers of St. Athanasius our parish patron,
We may be blessed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Grant that our community would grow in Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety, Knowledge and Fear of the Lord.  Grant that our community would grow in Charity, Faith, Prudence, Hope, Justice and Temperance.

Oh Confessor and Bishop Athanasius, you said, “God became man so that man could become god.” Pray for us that we would grow in Spirit.

Through the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos and all the saints, now and forever. Amen.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 22, 2014 1:34 pm

    Your church is beautiful

  2. Nicholas Liu permalink
    June 7, 2014 7:44 am

    Greeting! I am a international student from China. I was baptized as a Eastern Catholic when I attended high school in Detroit. I will come back to America for college at Purdue University this August, so I just wonder if there is a Eastern Church near it. Thank you so much!

  3. September 4, 2014 1:36 pm

    Nicholas, St. Athanasius Parish in Indianapolis is your closest Eastern Catholic Church. Please call the Parish number or check our bulletin for more information. I would like to make sure that you are ministered to so please contact us.
    Father Bryan

  4. Christina Bruns permalink
    September 11, 2014 2:15 pm

    I will be attending the conference on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 and looking very forward to the experience. I just have one question, do I need to have a chapel veil? I do not currently have one but am sure I could aquire one.
    Peace Be With You,
    Christina Bruns

  5. DMC permalink
    September 12, 2014 7:03 pm

    Nicholas Liu, there is an Eastern Orthodox Church in Lafayette near Purdue University. St. Alexis Eastern Orthodox Church and Father Gregory is the priest there. Up there that is close as you are going to get to a similiar church.

  6. September 21, 2014 3:32 pm

    Christina, I am sorry for the delayed response, but I do not review directly the website. A chapel veil or head-covering for women is NOT required in a Byzantine Catholic Church in the Eparchy of Parma. I hope you enjoyed the Conference.
    Fr. Bryan

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