Diocese: Diocese of the West
Deanery: Missionary District
118A Arrowhead Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
Belgrade, MT 59714
Bozeman, MT 59718
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, 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 PM Vigil.
9:10 AM Hours, 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
6:00 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts
7:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Weekdays); 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Weekends).
Mornings of Great Feasts
Confessions are heard during and following Vigil or Sunday morning by appointment.
Call Fr. Damian at the rectory at 406-587-1966, or 406-581-5339 to arrange all other Sacraments, Memorials, and Thanksgiving Services. Note that all services are in English.
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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.