Welcome to St. Ephraim Orthodox Church!
Welcome to our website! We are a community of Orthodox Christian faithful located at the crossroads of IH-10 and Loop 410 in north-central San Antonio, TX. Our parish has been described as very friendly, warm and welcoming. We are a diverse people representing many cultures with our spiritual home in the Ancient Patriarchate of Antioch in present day Damascus, Syria. As a community we are united by a deep desire to live our Orthodox faith and grow to our fullness in Christ.
Our parish is active with weekly liturgical services, a weekly Sunday School for school age children during the school year, a Women’s organization (St. Ephraim’s Women’s Society) known as SEWS, a Men’s group (The Brotherhood of St. Alexander of Comana), a Chanter & Choir Ministry, Altar Servers, Parish Council Ministry, as well as, other service/mission projects which are done for the broader community. We invite you to come and worship with us. We host a fellowship coffee hour in our parish house each Sunday following Divine Liturgy and a monthly pot-luck luncheon or men’s BBQ on the first Sunday of each month. All are invited and we encourage you to come see what Orthodox Christianity is all about.
Our parish will host a retreat on Saturday December 3, 2016 from 1pm-6pm. Our retreat is entitled Raising Saints and our retreat speaker is Elissa … [more...]
The Nativity Fast began on November 15, 2016. For more information about the Nativity Fast, including guidelines, please click on the image below. To … [more...]
Bible Study began on Wednesday November 16, 2016 and will be held each Wednesday night in the parish house, following Advent Paraklesis, until we … [more...]
Weekly ServicesSATURDAY- Great Vespers 6:00pm (followed by Confessions)
SUNDAY - Matins (Orthros) 8:45am
SUNDAY - Divine Liturgy 10:00am (Eucharistic)
Daily Vespers & Bible Study/CatechismWEDNESDAY- Daily Vespers 6:30pm
Bible Study/Catechism is held during the fall and spring months. Meeting in the parish house, following Daily Vespers.
Please check our calendar for the current Church schedule as weekday services are subject to change.