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.
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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
A Noetic Life
28 Aug 2016 at 6:55pm
Eskimos really do have over 50 words for snow. In total, there are around 180 words for snow and ice. There is “aqilokoq” for “softly falling snow” and “piegnartoq” for “the snow [that is] good for driving a sled.” There is also “utuqaq,” which means, “ice that lasts year after year” and “siguliaksraq,” the patchwork ... Read More →
St. Anne's Day 2016 - Procession
St. Brendan's Celtic Festival
Holy Week and Pascha 2016
Feast of the Transfiguration 2015
St. Anne's Day Parish Outing on the River
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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.