St. Anthony the Great Mission

Bozeman, Montana

St. Anthony the Great Mission

Founded 1999

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Missionary District

Address

66 St. Anthony Way
Bozeman, Montana 59715

http://www.orthodoxbozeman.org

Office: 406-600-7409

Parish Contacts

Rector
119 St Anthony Way
Bozeman, MT 59718

Lay Leadership

Sdn. Sean (John) McFarland
Subdeacon
Sdn. John Heilman
Subdeacon
Rdr. Michael Grinder
Reader

Directions

General Location
St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church is located at 66 Saint Anthony Way, just west of Bozeman, near the intersection of two main roads: Love Lane & Valley Center Road.

From Bozeman
St. Anthony Orthodox Church is west of Bozeman.

You can reach the church in several ways from Bozeman:

(a) Drive west on Baxter Lane until the intersection with Love Lane. Turn right on Love Lane, and look for the church on the left (it lies to the west beyond the pond and behind the pine trees along the west side of the pond). If you reach Valley Center, you’ve driven too far.

(b) Drive west on Valley Center until the intersection with Love Lane. Turn left on Love Lane, and watch for the church on the right. If you past the pond (or the large hole if the pond is dry) on your right, you have driven too far.

(c) Drive west on Durston Rd. until the intersection with Love Lane. Turn right on Love Lane, and look for the church on the left (it lies to the west beyond the pond and behind the pine trees along the west side of the pond). If you reach Valley Center, you’ve driven too far.

(d) Drive west on Main Street past Gallatin Valley Mall, continuing west on Huffine for several miles. Watch for the intersection of Love Lane and Huffine (there is no traffic light at the intersection; Mattress Mill is at the corner). Turn right on Love Lane, drive past the intersection of Durston Rd., past the intersection with Baxter Lane, watch for the church on the west side (your left). It lies to the west beyond the pond and behind the pine trees along the west side of the pond. If you reach Valley Center, you’ve driven too far.

From I-90
Exit I-90 at the Belgrade exit. Proceed south on Jackrabbit Lane toward Yellowstone Park. Look for the Valley Center intersection (there is a traffic light), and turn left (east). Drive east until the intersection of Valley Center and Love Lane. Turn right (south) on Love Lane, and look for the church on your right just past the tree/arbor care business. If you drive past a large pond (in some months, it is dry) on your right, you have gone too far.

Alternatively, exit I-90 at the N. 19th Ave. exit in Bozeman. Head south, turn right on Valley Center (just beyond the overpass). Drive west on Valley Center several miles until the intersection of Valley Center and Love Lane. Turn left (south) on Love Lane and watch for the church on your right (as above).

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).  For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the link to the current Bulletin on Schedule page on the parish website.

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

Parish Background

St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America. Priests from the OCA served in the Bozeman area for over five years before the community received Mission status in 1999. Prior to that, the people either drove two hours to Billings or one hour to Butte for services.

From the summer of 2001 to spring of 2012, Fr. Peter Tobias served as its priest. Fr. Damian Kuolt served the parish as Priest in Charge during 2012 and early 2013. In June 2013, Fr. David Morrison arrived in Bozeman with Mtka. Photini and their three children to serve St. Anthony parish.

As the Mission grew, the parishioners purchased land west of Bozeman, paid for it over a few years, building its first worship space in 2014. With its new church building and the increase in members, this year St. Antohny will graduate from mission status to become a church. The parish includes individuals and families from various backgrounds, mostly converts.