A GREGORIAN LATIN-RITE PARISH
of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox
Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America
Western Rite Vicariate
55 West Third Avenue at Acoma Street
Denver, Colorado 80223
Right Reverend John A. Mangels, pastor
Welcome to St. Augustine's website! We are so happy you stopped by!! Holy Orthodoxy is as old as Christianity itself. Indeed, the Church was founded on the first Pentecost by the twelve apostles gathered together awaiting the Spirit, the Comforter. From that time and that place, the Church has spread globally. Orthodoxy, both in her Eastern and Western forms of worship, is "pre-denominational." Christ founded One Church and Orthodoxy stands in unbroken succession of faith and practice to that Church founded in Jerusalem in 33 AD!
At St. Augustine's, the form of worship is unapologetically Western. When the Roman Church separated from Orthodox unity in 1054 her Latin Rite (style of Worship) was perfectly "Orthodox." She maintained that Apostolic Rite up until the mid 1960's when the forms of worship of the Western Church were radically and tragically altered. In the 19th century, the Western forms of worship were restored to Orthodox Christians who desired to use them.
English is the primary language of worship, but sometimes the ancient language of the Western Church-Latin-is used particularly in the liturgical music sung by our excellent choir.
St. Augustine Orthodox Christian Church is a varied community of believers; almost all of whom are converts to Orthodoxy, united in the traditional Christian faith. We worship using the ancient Western liturgy (know as the "Tridentine Mass" by many) and are joined to 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide. We affirm the traditional doctrines and practices of the Apostolic Church, including the forgiveness of sins through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Trinity, and the sacrificial and sacramental life.
St. Augustine belongs to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, which is affiliated with the Assembl of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America (assemblyofbishops.org) and is in communion with all canonical Orthodox churches.
We invite YOU to become a member of this family of Faith!
icon provided courtesy of Lancelot Andrewes Press
High Mass - - - - 10: 00 am
Low Mass - - - - 7:00 pm
Low Mass - - - - 10:00 am
Vespers - - - - 5:30 pm
Other days as per Sunday Bulletin
High Mass - - - - 7:oo pm
Saturday - - - - following Vespers
or anytime by appointment
Stations of the Cross
Lenten Fridays - - - - 7:00pm
Check Weekly Bulletin and
Calendar for variations