St. Anne Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America

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


Wednesday May 3

6:30 pm – Daily Vespers with class "Introduction to Orthodoxy" following


Saturday May 7

5:00 p.m.  – Great Vespers 


Sunday May 8

9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy


Wednesday May 11

7:00 – Concert: Lyra Choral Ensemble


Visitors Always Welcome! 

Lyra Choral Ensemble Concert – May 11 at St. Anne's

St. Brendan's Celtic Festival - May 14

Holy Week Schedule

An expanded schedule for Holy Week, April 24-May 1, may be found here:

Holy Week Calendar


April 13, 2016  — St. Mary of Egypt

April 6, 2016 — Sunday of St. John of the Ladder

April 2, 2016  — Sunday of the Cross

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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

Knocking Down the Gates of Hell
30 Apr 2016 at 4:02pm

The Swedish Lutheran theologian, Gustav Aulen, publish a seminal work on types of atonement theory in 1930 (Christus Victor). Though time and critique have suggested many subtler treatments of the question, no one has really improved on his insight. Especially valuable was description of the “Classic View” of the atonement. This imagery, very dominant in ... Read More →

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New - Videos about the Orthodox faith and worship

See these new videos about the Orthodox faith under the
"About Orthodoxy " tab on this website.


Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. 

Follow this link to access the video series. 

Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak) addresses the St Juliana Society at St Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York, on Monday, February 22, 2016. Fr. Herman has provided a clear and articulate guide for anyone involved in reading and singing our beautiful church services.

Follow this link to view the video presentation.

Christmas 2015

Feast of the Transfiguration 2015

St. Anne's Day Parish Outing on the River

Pentecost 2015

Holy Week and Pascha 2015

For more pictures, see the Parish Photos section of this website
For more pictures, see the Parish Photos section of this website
For more pictures, see the Parish Photos section of this website
Palm Sunday 2015

For more pictures, see the Parish Photos section of this website.

Lazarus Saturday 2015

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Holy Theophany 2015

St. Anne Icon Visit 2014

See more pictures in the Parish Photos on this website.

Visit of Archbishop Nikon and the Ordination of Fr. Kevin

Heirarchical Divine Liturgy
Fr. Kevin is ordained to the Holy Priesthood
February 9, 2014

See more photos under Parish Photos on this website

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.