St. Columba is an Orthodox Parish under the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. It is located at 726 N. 119th Street in Lafayette, Colorado. The parish uses the Liturgy of St. Tikhon, which is a form of worship reflective of the ancient Anglican tradition.

 In 1958 Metropolitan Anthony (Bashir), of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America was authorized by Alexander III, Patriarch of Antioch to introduce the western Rite, as approved by the Moscow Synod, into his archdiocese. Since that time a number of people, individuals and sometimes entire congregations, have become a part of Holy Orthodoxy through the Western Rite. The use of the Rite of St. Tikhon restores to its proper place the traditions of worship and piety characteristic of ancient Orthodox Great Britain.

 The Liturgy was approved originally by the Holy Synod of the Church of Russia at the request of Biship Tikhon (later to be Patriarch of Moscow and martyred under the Communists) who was at that time the only Orthodox Bishop in North America. In 1904 the Synod approved the Liturgy, with certain modifications, for use by Orthodox Christians in North America.

St. Columba Orthodox Church
A parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
of North America
Western Rite Vicariate
726 N. 119th St.
PO Box 377
Lafayette, CO 80026

303-673-9193

e-mail: lbundy@regis.edu

 

 

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