St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church
Bozeman, Montana
Pascha Picnic, April 2017

Parish children await the start of the egg hunt.
Parish children await the start of the egg hunt.
Parish children await the start of the egg hunt.
The egg hunt begins!
The egg hunt begins!
The egg hunt begins!
Pascha, April 2017

The faithful gather at the door of the church.
The faithful gather at the door of the church.
The faithful gather at the door of the church.
Deacon Gregory reads the Paschal Gospel.
Deacon Gregory reads the Paschal Gospel.
Deacon Gregory reads the Paschal Gospel.
Lent, Spring 2017

Candles illuminate one of the Lenten services.
Candles illuminate one of the Lenten services.
Candles illuminate one of the Lenten services.
A Visit from Our Bishop, January 2017

Parishioners listen to Archbishop BENJAMIN.
Parishioners listen to Archbishop BENJAMIN.
Parishioners listen to Archbishop BENJAMIN.
Parish children and youth with Archbishop BENJAMIN.
Parish children and youth with Archbishop BENJAMIN.
Parish children and youth with Archbishop BENJAMIN.
Saint Nicholas Sunday, December 2016

Children and youth celebrate St. Nicholas Day.
Children and youth celebrate St. Nicholas Day.
Children and youth celebrate St. Nicholas Day.

 

As in the past, church school students celebrated St. Nicholas Day with a clothing drive and a visit from a parishoiner dressed as the saint.  This year, they also honored St. Nicholas by practicing and presenting a program for the rest of the parish.

Early Thanksgiving, November 2016

Parishioners gather for an early Thanksgiving meal before the Advent fast begins.
Parishioners gather for an early Thanksgiving meal before the Advent fast begins.
Parishioners gather for an early Thanksgiving meal before the Advent fast begins.
Bubble Fun, September 2016

Parish children celebrate a birthday with after-church bubbles.
Parish children celebrate a birthday with after-church bubbles.
Parish children celebrate a birthday with after-church bubbles.
Back-to-School BBQ, September 2016

Students, parents, and teachers gather to mark the beginning of the new school year.
Students, parents, and teachers gather to mark the beginning of the new school year.
Students, parents, and teachers gather to mark the beginning of the new school year.
Pascha Picnic, May 2016

Young and old enjoy the parish picnic at Lindley Park.
Young and old enjoy the parish picnic at Lindley Park.
Young and old enjoy the parish picnic at Lindley Park.
Pascha, May 2016

The procession during the Resurrection services.
The procession during the Resurrection services.
The procession during the Resurrection services.
Dc. Gregory prays.
Dc. Gregory prays.
Dc. Gregory prays.
Worshipers gather at the doors of the church.
Worshipers gather at the doors of the church.
Worshipers gather at the doors of the church.
Holy Saturday Services, April 2016

A child participates in the Divine Liturgy with the help of her godfather.
A child participates in the Divine Liturgy with the help of her godfather.
A child participates in the Divine Liturgy with the help of her godfather.
Baptisms and Chrismations, Holy Saturday, April 2016

An adult enters the Orthodox Church by chrismation.
An adult enters the Orthodox Church by chrismation.
An adult enters the Orthodox Church by chrismation.
A child is baptized into Christ.
A child is baptized into Christ.
A child is baptized into Christ.
A procession of the newly baptized and chrismated and their sponsors.
A procession of the newly baptized and chrismated and their sponsors.
A procession of the newly baptized and chrismated and their sponsors.
Youth Group Gathering, March 2016

The youth group meets for fellowship on the Feast of the Annunciation.
The youth group meets for fellowship on the Feast of the Annunciation.
The youth group meets for fellowship on the Feast of the Annunciation.
Parish Annual Meeting, January 2016

Presenters at our annual meeting.
Presenters at our annual meeting.
Presenters at our annual meeting.
Attenders at our annual meeting.
Attenders at our annual meeting.
Attenders at our annual meeting.
A Visit from Our Bishop, January 2016

Archbishop BENJAMIN speaks with parish children.
Archbishop BENJAMIN speaks with parish children.
Archbishop BENJAMIN speaks with parish children.
Archbishop BENJAMIN addresses parishioners at a festive meal in honor of our patron, St. Anthony.
Archbishop BENJAMIN addresses parishioners at a festive meal in honor of our patron, St. Anthony.
Archbishop BENJAMIN addresses parishioners at a festive meal in honor of our patron, St. Anthony.
Saint Nicholas Day, December 2015

Parish children celebrate St. Nicholas Day.
Parish children celebrate St. Nicholas Day.
Parish children celebrate St. Nicholas Day.

 
To honor this generous saint, church school students gathered clothing for local children in need. A parishioner dressed as St. Nicholas collected the donations and distributed candy and chocolate coins.

Early Thanksgiving, November 2015

Parishioners gather for an early Thanksgiving meal before the Advent fast begins.
Parishioners gather for an early Thanksgiving meal before the Advent fast begins.
Parishioners gather for an early Thanksgiving meal before the Advent fast begins.
Rock Picking, September 2015

Helping visiting monks collect rocks for the planned monastery in Harrison.
Helping visiting monks collect rocks for the planned monastery in Harrison.
Helping visiting monks collect rocks for the planned monastery in Harrison.
Back-to-School BBQ, August 2015

Students, teachers, and parents gather to mark the beginning of a new school year.
Students, teachers, and parents gather to mark the beginning of a new school year.
Students, teachers, and parents gather to mark the beginning of a new school year.
Outdoor Work Day, June 2015

Volunteers rest from work on the church grounds.
Volunteers rest from work on the church grounds.
Volunteers rest from work on the church grounds.
A Place of Our Own, January 2015

The evening of our first service in the new building.
The evening of our first service in the new building.
The evening of our first service in the new building.
Building the New Church, Summer & Fall 2014

Our parishioner-architect and son at the ground breaking.

Working Hard

Parishioners put a lot of labor into our new building.  Only a few are pictured here.

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Our parishioner-architect and son at the ground breaking.
Volunteers help in the early stages of construction.
Using good safety practices.
Montanan Gothic
Staining a pillar.
Hauling rocks for the exterior walls.
Youth helping to paint.
Blowing insulation.
Fr. David blessing the cupola and its cross.
Last Day of Church School, June 2014

Kids looking forward to summer.
Kids looking forward to summer.
Kids looking forward to summer.
Pascha Gathering, April 2014

Parishioners enjoy the spring weather.

Food and Fun

Photos from our annual Pascha potluck and egg hunt.

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Parishioners enjoy the spring weather.
Good food and good company.
Children help fill Easter eggs.
The egg hunt begins.
Little ones explore the yard.
Holy Week and Pascha, April 2014

Inside the church on Holy Friday.
Inside the church on Holy Friday.
Inside the church on Holy Friday.
The procession during the Resurrection services.
The procession during the Resurrection services.
The procession during the Resurrection services.
Inside the church on Pascha morning.
Inside the church on Pascha morning.
Inside the church on Pascha morning.
Toward a New Monastery, April 2012

A service to bless the land for St. Peter's Monastery, performed by Archbishop BENJAMIN.
A service to bless the land for St. Peter's Monastery, performed by Archbishop BENJAMIN.
A service to bless the land for St. Peter's Monastery, performed by Archbishop BENJAMIN.
A Visit from Our Bishop, c. 2003

Archbishop BENJAMIN serves Communion to parish children.
Archbishop BENJAMIN serves Communion to parish children.
Archbishop BENJAMIN serves Communion to parish children.
Pascha, May 2002

Pascha in the early days of St. Anthony Orthodox Mission.
Pascha in the early days of St. Anthony Orthodox Mission.
Pascha in the early days of St. Anthony Orthodox Mission.

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