Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church
1319 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico
UOC of USA

Welcome to Los Alamos, New Mexico!

 

Welcome to St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, a parish under the omophorion of His Grace, Bishop DANIEL of the UOC of the USA. We are located at 1319 Trinity Drive in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

We are a vibrant and growing community of faith, worshipping our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ, in a historical way. Our services are in Eglish and children are always welcome. As St. Andrew put it so succintly, "Come and see!"

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Service Schedule:

Wednesday: Daily Vespers 5:30pm

Saturday: Great Vespers 5:30pm

Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:00am

Current Situation
Our Current Situation

Due to the current pandemic public services have been suspended at Saint Job. With the hierarchs, we are monitoring the situation and will make an announcement when and how services will resume. Please stay posted for updates.

In addition, our annual Prosopon Iconography Workshop has been cancelled for this year.

In the News!
We're in the news

This year Theophany lands on Sunday, the 19th of January. Theophany, the feast and commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, used to coincide with the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas). But over the centuries separate celebrations developed.

When Jesus went to the Jordan, where John was preaching and baptizing, the people were gathering for repentance and the forgiveness of sins. Jesus, being perfect and sinless, had nothing to repent or be cleansed of. So what happened? The reverse. Instead of the waters cleansing and sanctifying Him, He sanctified the water.

So a tradition developed: The Great Blessing of Water. On Theophany, Orthodox Christians all over the world gather at bodies of water, to bless the water as Christ did two-thousand years ago. The traditions take different forms, but they all entail a dipping or tossing of a cross into the body of water. In some places holes are cut in the ice or ice crosses are erected, and sometimes people will follow the cross into the water to retrieve it.

Here in Los Alamos, after our celebration of the Divine Liturgy on that Sunday morning, we will process to our local body of water, Ashley Pond. There we will say the prayers of the Great Blessing and I will toss a cross into the water three times. We will also bless some bottled water for the faithful to consume over the coming year, and some of which we will use to bless the homes of the faithful in the coming weeks.

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church would like to invite you to join us for the blessing. It will begin near 12 noon at Ashley Pond, or you are welcome to join us for the Divine Liturgy and walk with us afterward. Service begins at 10am. For more information please contact Father Theophan at 575.915.6535 or fr.theophan.mackey@gmail.com.

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