560 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Welcome to Our Parish!
St. Anne serves a wide variety of Orthodox families and individuals in the greater Knoxville/Oak Ridge area. Founded in 1997-98 as a mission of the Orthodox Church in America, the parish has steadily grown to serve members from many international backgrounds as well as a wide variety of converts. We have members of all ages and an active Sunday School program for our youth.
St. Anne has been active in helping to establish other parishes, including St. Tikhon's in Chattanooga, St. Athanasius in Nicholasville, KY, St. Maria of Paris in Cleveland, TN, and Protection of the Holy Virgin in Clarksville, TN. We are very committed to the establishment of a vital witness to the Orthodox faith in this part of world.
The parish conducts its services in English and follows the New Calendar. We offer classes year-round for those who are inquiring about the Orthodox faith or who would like preparation for being received into the Orthodox Church. Visitors are always welcome!
Feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions about St. Anne's or the Orthodox Faith.
News and Announcements of Note
Services coming up:
Saturday – February 28, 2015
Sunday – March 1, 2015
~~~~ Services of the First Week of Lent ~~~~
Monday – February 23, 2015
Tuesday – February 24, 2015
Wednesday – February 25, 2015
Thursday – February 26, 2015
Friday – February 27, 2015
Support the Life and Work of Our Parish
St. Anne is supported solely through the offerings of its members and friends. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated. You may use the Donate button to make a safe and secure offering to the general fund of the parish. All gifts are confidential and tax-deductible. The annual and monthly budget of the Church is managed by the Parish Council. Their minutes and reports are posted on the website for public inspection each month. The accounts of the parish are audited annually. We thank you for your help and your generosity!
Glory to God for all Things - Fr. Stephen's Blog
Get Real for Lent
25 Feb 2015 at 10:17am
According to St. Basil, God is the “only truly Existing.” Our own existence is a gift from God who is our Creator. None of us has “self-existing” life. We exist because God sustains us in existence – in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). Sin is the rejection of this gift of God ... Read More ›
Holy Theophany 2015
St. Anne Icon Visit 2014
Visit of Archbishop Nikon and the Ordination of Fr. Kevin
Blessing the Bells of St. Anne's
The bells of St. Anne were baptized, chrismated, and named on the Sunday of All Saints, June 10, 2012.
Bells are the only objects to be blessed in such a manner. A bell reveals and makes present the voice of God - bells are called "icons" of the voice of God. With the blessing of God's voice we are called to worship. His voice joins ours in the chorus of joy and praise that is the life of paradise made manifest in the services of the church. Glory to God who has made such wonders in our midst!
The Bell Stand Project was coordinated for St. Anne's as an Eagle Scout project by Peter Caldwell.