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Welcome to St. Athanasius


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 communion 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.


Our beautiful church interior

Our beautiful church interior


  • Divine Liturgy: every Sunday @ 10:00 AM

– Check the bulletin for our weekly liturgical schedule.

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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

We, the Light of the East in Central and Southern Indiana, under the protection of our patron, Saint Athanasius the Great, called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ according to the Byzantine Catholic tradition, strive to live the Gospel by giving praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God in word and mystery (Sacrament): learning, teaching and evangelizing through the sharing of our faith and serving human needs. We are open to all seeking the full Gospel of Jesus Christ for membership in our church. We commit ourselves to generosity and to the responsible use of our spiritual and material resources.

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


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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16 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


  7. Roger Vititoe permalink
    May 18, 2015 9:25 am

    What is your boundaries for your f food pantry


  8. July 20, 2015 9:38 am

    Our food pantry is primarily for those in the Rhodius Park area. But anyone who comes during the scheduled time of 4th Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. will be given something (until we run out.) Our parish pantry is solely supplied by parishioners and doesn’t have any corporate sponsors at this time. Any donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products to the food pantry is encouraged and appreciated. Thanks for your question and God bless you.


  9. brenda Vititoe permalink
    July 20, 2015 10:02 am

    Where is rhodius park


  10. July 20, 2015 4:50 pm

    Between Belmont Ave and Harding Street just south of I-70 and north of Mary Riggs Neighborhood Center.


  11. Ken permalink
    October 1, 2016 4:38 am

    I was a regular visitor at the Church back about 20 years ago or so when i lived in Terre Haute.
    I moved from the area to New Orleans for a job transfer.
    Now there is a possibility that we will be returning to Indiana most like to the Indianapolis area!
    Always loved the Church and would be happy to attend once again.


  12. April Dawn Vincent permalink
    December 24, 2017 4:36 am

    Are y’all having midnight mass for Christmas?


  13. December 24, 2017 10:58 pm

    There was a 7 p.m. Compline Service tonight, Sunday, Christmas Eve. Matins are on Monday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. The Liturgy for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior is 10 a.m.


  14. Anonymous permalink
    December 26, 2017 5:27 am

    Sorry no one was in the Office to answer your question. As a Byzantine Catholic Church we do not have “Mass” muchless “Midnight Mass:” But you are invited to join us for our Weekend Divine Services Saturday Festal Evening Prayer at 7 PM
    Sunday Festal Morning Prayer at 9 AM
    Divine Liturgy at 10 AM


  15. Edmond permalink
    March 28, 2018 6:32 pm

    Of which of the Eastern Catholic Churches is yours a member?


  16. April 1, 2018 9:11 pm

    Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church in the Eparchy of Parma, Ohio and Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, PA.


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