St. Anthony the Great Mission

Bozeman, Montana

Founded 1999

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Missionary District

Address

101-A Spanish Peak Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59718

Mailing address:

56 Big Chief Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718

http://www.orthodoxbozeman.org

Church: 406-600-7409

Parish Contacts

Rev. Jeffrey David Morrison
Acting Rector
56 Big Chief Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
Home: 406-600-7409
Rev. Dn. Gary McFarland
Attached
302 Mockingbird Dr
Belgrade, MT 59714
Home: 406 388-4336
Sdn. Sean (John)
Young Adult/Campus Coordinator
1848 Santa Anna Dr
Bozeman, MT 59718
Home: 406-599-4783

Directions

General Location
St Anthony the Great Mission currently meets at 101 Spanish Peak Drive,  Bozeman, MT 59718.  This is located in the Four Corners Area, west of Bozeman

From Bozeman
From Bozeman, head west on Main St. which will change to Huffine.  Continue west aproximately 3 miles from the Gallatin Valley Mall.  Look for the Big Sky Western bank on your right.  Turn right on Shedhorn.  The temple is 1/4 down on the left, at the corner of Shedhorn and Spanish Peak Drive.

Schedule of Services

6:00 p.m. - Great Vespers
Saturday Evening

8:00 a.m. - Matins. 9:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
8:55 - 9:25 a.m. - Church School (4 yr old - 12th grade)
Sunday Morning

6:00 p.m. - Vespers. 7:00 p.m. - Orthodoxy 101 Class
Wednesday Evening

6:30 a.m. - Matins
Friday Morning

(Vigils and Divine Liturgy are also served for Great Feasts)

Confessions are heard during and following Vigil or Sunday morning by appointment.

Parish Background

St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Mission began with a few families in 1995.  From then until 1996, the mission was served by the Fr. Paul Jannakos, who was at the time, assigned to St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission in Billings, two hours east of Bozeman.  In 1996, Fr. Paul was reassigned, and Fr. Eric George Tosi was assigned to St. Nicholas.  From 1997 to 1999, monthly services at St. Anthony were held by Fr. Eric as the group solidified their base and established a mission.  In 1999, the parish was established as a mission and received their name.

In the summer of 2000, Deacon Peter Tobias, an intern from St. Vladimir’­s Seminary, was assigned to Bozeman as part of the first internship program for the OCA and spent the summer serving the mission.  Deacon Peter was ordained to the priesthood, and in May of 2001, was assigned as Acting Rector of St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Mission. In December of 2001, he was made Rector of the parish.

Bozeman sits in the beautiful Gallatin valley and is surrounded by majestic mountains near the headwaters of the Missouri River, where the confluence of the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin rivers come together. It was famous for a stop on the Lewis and Clark trip as well as a later stop on the Bozeman trail for wagon trails. Today, it is a college city that hosts Montana State University with an international student body. There is also farming, ranching, and some light industries in the region. There has been a huge increase in population in the recent years as people move into the area to take advantage of numerous outdoor sports and the western atmosphere. The famous Big Sky ski resort is only an hour away as is Yellowstone National Park. It also boasts of some of the best blue ribbon trout streams in the world as well as world class hunting.