Welcome!

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!

Announcements

Service Schedule for week 8/31/2020 through 9/6/2020

Monday
No services
Tuesday
  5:45 pm Akathist to the Mother of God
  6:30 pm Tuesday Class – Studying the Book of the Apocalypse
Wednesday
  6:30 pm Daily Vespers
Thursday
  5:30 pm Catechism Class for New Inquirers
Friday
No services
Saturday
  5:00 pm Great Vespers followed by Confession and reading of the Communion Rule
Sunday
  8:00 am Matins
  9:40 am Hours
10:00 am Divine Liturgy followed by Trapeza (Agape Meal)
  1:30 pm Children’s Sunday School

Holy Prophet Elijah Orthodox Christian Church

Welcome to the Holy Prophet Elijah Orthodox Christian Church website

The founding of Holy Prophet Elijah Orthodox Christian Church  was blessed by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad In November, 2018. The first Vigil and Divine Liturgy were held on January 6-7, 2019 at the LeConte Auditorium in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Since that time, the parish has obtained a location where regular services are now held. It is directly across the street from Holy Cross Roman Catholic parish on McGill Street, Pigeon Forge. Great Feast and weekend services are presently being celebrated and the schedule of these services can be found on this website.

Services are conducted in both English and Church Slavonic. All are welcome to attend although only Orthodox Christians may receive the Holy Mysteries (sacraments). Vespers is served at 6:00 pm on Saturday evening (about an hour in length) and Hours and Divine Liturgy are served on Sundays at 10:00 am (about two hours). After services, Father Mark is happy to visit with parishioners and guests and there is always coffee, tea and light refreshments after the Sunday Liturgy. Please “come and see!”

Добро пожаловать на сайт Православной Церкви святого пророка Илии!

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