Nativity in the flesh of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ



Gospel of John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ...  He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father."


St. Augustine in a Christmas Sermon: "Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of Man as well as the Son of God, born of the Father without a Mother, before all days. By his birth from a Mother without a Father, he consecrated this day. In his divine birth he was invisible; in his human birth, visible; in both births, awe-inspiring."

Kontakion of Advent: “The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth ineffably to bring forth the Word eternal. Therefore, rejoice, O Earth at the message with the angels and shepherds give glory to Him who shall appear by his own will as a young child, he who is from eternity God”

Advent Paraklesis Services are 6p on Wed. December 12 and December 19.
These services help us prepare for the Great Feast.

Christmas Eve is Monday, Dec. 24. Our Divine Services are:

  • 9 a.m. Royal Hours for the Nativity of Christ
  • 5 p.m. Choir singing Christmas Orthros
  • 6 p.m. Christmas Divine Liturgy, ends with singing of some familiar Christmas Carols

All are welcome!

Come and See....

St.Luke

The mission of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church is to be a beacon of Orthodox Christian spiritual life in Erie, eastern Boulder County, and the northern Denver metropolitan area. We strive together to live our Orthodox Christian Faith in a healthy way that forms Christian character, by participating regularly in the services, prayers, disciplines, and Sacraments of the Holy Orthodox Church. The community of St. Luke calls all people to Christ in His Church. We share the joy of Christ in our lives with those around us, educating people about the truth of this ancient faith in the Holy Trinity. We offer the love of Christ to those in need, in both word and action.

We welcome you to visit our parish to experience and learn about us. Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to its roots that go back to the churches established by the Apostles, in the Holy Land, Greece, and beyond. Our mother Church of Antioch was a major city mentioned in the Bible. The Orthodox Church humbly claims to be the same Church of Christ from those ancient times, the Church in all of the fullness that Christ established.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Fr. David or Fr. Stephan at 303-665-4013 or email one of them at: office@stlukeorthodox.org. They are happy to meet with inquirers. We invite you, also, to join us at one of our services or events listed.

Bible Study on Psalms

A new Bible Study on the Psalms continues Thur. Dec. 13, 10a. This week covers Psalms 28-31 (Hebrew 29-32). Among various commentaries, Fr. David will be using Fr. Patrick Reardon's book, Christ in the Psalms

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An excellent introduction on the use of the Psalms in Orthodox Christian worship is given by Fr. Thomas Hopko, which can be heard or downloaded at:

https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/the_singing_of_psalms

Video inside our Temple

video of temple


Enjoy a short video that shows the inside of our temple with iconography. Click on the link below:

https://vimeo.com/262583702