welcome to our parish
Saint Tikhon Orthodox Church
357 Lookout Street
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Fr Seth Earl: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome all who seek the fullness of God. We are blessed to have many visitors, and we are truly glad to welcome visitors to our Church. Because Orthodox Christianity is unfamiliar to most people in this area — it was new to many of us as well — we have written this to help you know what to expect.
The beauty of Orthodox worship must be experienced to be understood. The Divine Liturgy expresses the entire Christian faith in a continuous song of praise and prayer addressed to God. It is focused on God, not on us. Since much of the service is the same every week, worshippers know it and can participate personally, either by singing along or just by prayerful attention. Worshippers are surrounded by icons (pictures of Christ and the saints), which remind us that we are participating while on earth in the worship of all the angels and saints in heaven. The entire service (except for the sermon) is sung acapella and the words are all from Scripture or ancient Christian texts.
The parish is overseen by Fr. Seth Earl. For directions or emails see our contact page. All our services are in English. We invite you to visit us and pray that the love of Christ will bless you richly. Come and see!
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