Icon of St. Nektarios -- Russian Orthodox Church Knoxville areaSaint Nektarios is a parish of the Russian Church Abroad (ROCOR) in Lenoir City in the Knoxville, TN area under the authority and protection of His Eminence The Most Rev. Metropolitan Hilarion of the Eastern American Diocese. We are conveniently located just seconds off I-40 Exit 364 (Lenoir City/Oak Ridge Exit) with church members from all across East Tennessee.

The services are primarily in English with some Church Slavonic, and we liturgically follow the Julian Calendar as the traditional practice of the Russian Orthodox Church. Our parishioners are a diverse mixture of single and married adults of all ages and backgrounds, children from infants to teenagers, American converts, and Orthodox Christians of Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Serbian origin or descent.

Visitors are always welcome to join us for services, trapeza (post-Liturgy meal), the Sunday afternoon instructional talks, and other events. Please see the calendar for service dates and times, get directions here, and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!


Weekly Schedule: January 15 – January 21

No services
  1:00 pm Crowning of Matthew Kirrman & Domnica Aguado
  6:30 pm Catechism Class
No services
  8:00 am Royal Hours
11:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great & Great Blessing of the Waters (indoors)
  6:00 pm Vigil for Theophany
10:00 am Divine Liturgy for Theophany
Following Liturgy: Great Blessing of the Waters (outside) at Melton Hill Dam
  5:30 pm Great Vespers followed by Communion Rule
  9:40 am Hours
10:00 am Divine Liturgy followed by Trapeza (meal)

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