Welcome to the St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of Austin Website! Our Church belongs to the South West Diocese of America under the Malankara Orthodox Church led by H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, the Catholicos of the East and the Malankara Metropolitan. Our present diocesian metropolitan is His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius.
Qn 1. What is the siginificance of Great Lent ?
Answer: Lent is a time the church prepares us for the resurrection of Christ. The resurrection is more than a historical event. It prepares us to come closer to God and thus for our own salvation. The Church, in its wisdom, provides us a time to refocus on our relationship to God and to live a Christ centered life.
Qn 2. Why do Orthodox Christians fast on Wednesdays and Fridays?
Answer: Orthodox Christians fast on Wednesday in remembrance of the betrayal of Christ and on Fridays in remembrance of His crucifixion and death.
The Great lent or the fifty day's lent is observed as a preparation for our Lord's death on the cross and His resurrection. The great lent is a time for prayers, fasting, repentance and reconciliation with God. It's a time to be thankful for all the blessings the Lord has showered on us.
Fasting and Prayer are an integral part of the great lent. The Lord taught us "Except by prayer and fasting, it is not possible to gain victory over Satan - St. Mathew 17:21".
The Jingle bells ring and the cheer of Christmas spreads in Austin with more than 60 carolers spreading the joy of the birth of Jesus Christ. The St. Gregorios Austin carols were held on 19th and 20th of December, 2015.
Checkout the videos by clicking the icons below.
Saturday - 19, December 2015
The Austin Ecumenical Christmas was held on December 13, 2015 at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The fellowship was attended by St. Alphonsa Catholic Church, Austin Marthoma Church and St. Gregorios Orthodox Church.
Rev. Fr. P. A. Philip, deputy secretary of Ministry of Human Empowerment (MOHE) talks about the projects of Ministry of Human Empowerment of the Malankara Orthodox Church. From 2009, MOHE has been doing a commendable service in enriching families through its projects focused at the various units of the families. Click here for the brochure of the projects of MOHE.
On October 31st 2015 KFC (Kids for Christ) kids were so fortunate to visit Casa Marianella, a transition shelter for immigrant homeless woman and children.
Our KFC kids did an amazing job decorating and filling the bags with lot of goodies that are useful for the kids at the shelter. KFC Kids got a firsthand experience about the life of kids at the shelter.
Spiritual Organizations Anniversary 2015
Click the icons to view the videos. Enjoy the great performances by the spiritual organizations and an inspiring message by Rev. Fr. P. A. Philip.
Perunal 2015 - Saturday
Click the icons to view the videos of perunal.
Our part is very simple -
- Get the box from church
- Choose if you want to send it to a boy/girl and what age group,
- Pick quality gifts to put in the box,
- Pray for the box when you finished packing,
Bring the box back to church by Nov 7th.
Giving Back Corner
Pidi Ari Project
Making a Difference, one can, at a time...
of canned food donated since the start of the project. Thank you!