Located in heart of historic Ashland, VA - the 'Center of the Universe'- , we are a community of believers struggling to worship the King of the Universe in faith, love and humility. Established in 2001 as a parish in the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America, St. Andrew’s is the spiritual home of a growing, multi-ethnic and diverse congregation. Our parish enjoys a rich cycle of liturgical services, centering around and culminating in the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Our adult, youth, and children’s programs provide us with life-giving fellowship and our community outreach efforts are becoming more fruitful as we grow together.
We welcome you and your unique family to come and worship with us.
If you have grown weary of the fads and trends in Christian worship that change with the times, come find your home in the timeless worship of the changeless God!
The Door's Open.....Y'all Come!
Ongoing Parish Beautification Project at St. Andrews!
The last few years have seen a flurry of activity surrounding the adorning of our temple. Working closely with Fr. Jonah Campbell at Damascene Gallery in Wayne, WV, we’ve begun our Capital Campaign of Beautification with a Platytera icon of the Theotokos in the Sanctuary behind the Altar. We have followed close behind with a lovely Pantocrator icon on the ceiling in the middle of the nave. Now we've completed the toweling along the perimeter of the nave and altar area. We're excited to continue and we hope you'll follow along as it all comes together!
Take a look at our parish Church over the last 20 years! Click on the photo to the right and see how we've turned an old Pentecostal country church in Central Virginia into a splendid Orthodox temple. God is with us!
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"The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It's orthodox, but not Jewish. It’s catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it’s pre-denominational. It is the Faith of the Apostles and it has been believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago."
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