Support the Mission
There are a number of ways that you can contribute financially to St. Matthew's:
Make checks payable to St. Matthew's Orthodox Church. Our address is 8775 Jefferson Hwy, Suite E, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
Your donation will go to the Paypal Giving Fund, which will then forward your contribution to us. By giving to this fund, we will collect 100% of your donation without fees. You will receive a tax donation statement directly from the Paypal Giving Fund. Because of the Giving Fund's policies, it may take up to two months for your donation to be received by St. Matthew's.
Be aware that St. Matthew's is charged a small fee for using this method but we will receive the funds immediately.
|Wednesday, September 27th|
6:30 Small Compline followed by Class
|Saturday, September 30th|
5:00 Great Vespers, followed by Confessions
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Monday of the 2nd Week
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
St. Matthew Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Alexander (Golitzin) Archbishop of Dallas, the South and the Bulgarian Diocese. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Baton Rouge and the local area.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.