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Welcome to Holy Nativity Mission - 318-455-4219

God is With Us!

Holy Nativity of the Lord Mission is a community of the Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America under the Omophorion of His Beatitude, The Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, and His Grace Bishop Nikon, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South. 'Holy Nativity Mission' is currently meeting on Sundays at the Barksdale Federal Credit Union South Branch Community Center (5490 Barksdale Blvd) at 10:00 AM to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and on Wednesday evenings at Fr. Jason and Mat' Ashely's House for Vespers, Bible study and dinner. There are two Orthodox Christian parishes in Shreveport, LA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church and St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church. Together, the Mission and the other two sister parishes are part of the greater Orthodox Church that is made up of over 300,000,000 Christians around the world. As one, we seek to bring the ancient faith and practice of Christ and His apostles to the people of Shreveport and Bossier. In doing so, we pray that those who join us will experience the fullness of life in Christ and His Church.

Holy Nativity is an eclectic mix of people from various backgrounds. Some are ‘cradle’ Orthodox, while others have converted to Orthodoxy as the result of a spiritual journey. Until recently, the majority of Orthodox Churches in the United States were made up of immigrants who brought the treasure of the Apostolic Faith with them from the Holy Lands, Greece, Turkey, Russia and other areas that once made up the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Fortunately, the theology and liturgy of the Church is now accessible to all as the original writings, like the New Testament, have been translated from Greek and other languages into English. Although the Mission uses English as the common language for teaching and worship, we still value and cherish the cultural traditions that protected, preserved and passed on the historic faith of the undivided Christian Church and seek to incorporate them in our liturgical life in order to enrich our experience together. 

We welcome all people to visit the mission. Also, because we understand worship to be a family affair, our older children, toddlers and infants join us in all services. If you are planning to pray with us one Sunday or attend another gathering during the week, please contact Fr. Jason so he can make sure we prepare a special guest packet for you. This will help you learn more about the Mission, and give us the opportunity to show you how much we appreciate your visit. 

We pray your journey of faith continues to move you more and more towards the likeness of Christ. Please know the heart, mind and hands of the Mission are available to assist you as needed on your pilgrimage. Our desire is show the people of Shreveport-Bossier the same love we continue to receive from God and, by His grace, demonstrate to each other.

Overview of Holy Week Services Remaining at St. George

Quick Overview Holy Week Services Remaining

Great Wednesday April 16th - 10:00am Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts; 6:oopm Service of Holy Unction (Anointing with oil service)

Great Thursday - 10:00am Divine Liturgy; 6:00pm Passion Service

Good Friday - 9:00am Great and Royal Hours; 3:00pm Deposition of Christ from the Cross; 7:00pm Lamentations; All Night Reading of the Psalter (Vigil) begins at 10pm and last throught the night until the beginning of the Divine Liturgy Saturday morning at 10:00am (Signup sheets in the narthex by the candles - please only sign up for one 30 minute reading time. If there are times left unfilled on Friday night then please feel free to read during them - thank you). 

Great and Holy Saturday - 10:00am Divine Liturgy; 12:30 Baptism and Chrismations of the Greenings and Genevieve Cohen.












Please contact Fr. Jason as soon as possible to schedule your house blessing. Thank you! 

We Welcome Our New Catechumens!

New Catechumens at Holy Nativity

We are blessed to have 13 new catechumens at the Mission. Please keep David, Reggie, Donna, Amanda, Joshua, Matthew, Kevin, Mara, Travis, Jennifer, Jack, Jane and Murray in your prayers as they prepare to enter the Church.

If you have any questions about what it means to be a catechumen or membership in the Orthodox Church, please contact Fr. Jason.

Our New Land on the Southern Loop

Our Land on the Southern Loop

Thanks be to God! On the Friday before Holy Week we purchased an 10.98 acre tract of land on the Southern Loop. This will be the future home of Holy Nativity. We are very thankful for Dr. Tom Siskron who gifted a large portion of the land to us, Jeff Norris for donating his legal services, Scott Adcock for the discounted appraisal work and Ioannis Petikas for doing our enviornmental study at no charge. Also, we want to thank Kayne  Pierce of Carter Federal Credit Union for financing the deal for us. 



Contact Information

Mailing Address Email and Phone
Holy Nativity of the Lord Mission
588 Oneonta St.
Shreveport, LA 71106
318-455-4219 (Phone)
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Thank You!


The Blanchard's for the gifts of the Gospel and Epistles Books and incense.  

The McInnis family for all the new liturgical supplies: candles, incense, charcoal, processional cross and processional candles!

The Taylor's for the Pascha candles, Trikirion and icons.

The Cosse's for the brass candle stands.

The anonymous gift of the iconostasis - we know who you are!

The Theo's for the altar and kubuklion.

The Alexander Mijalis family for the gift to purchase a new liturgical item.

An anonymous family for the gift of the Church Library series for adults and children from St. Vladimir Seminary Press.

The Greening family for special incense and a zeon pitcher, the new processional candles, fans and cross and the altar tabernacle. 

The Mission is in need of many other liturgical items. If you want to make a liturgical gift to Holy Nativity, please contact Fr. Jason. He has a very long list of things for you to chose from at you convenience. Thank you.

OCA News
OCA News

The Paschal Archpastoral Letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
17 Apr 2014 at 1:46pm

Chancery hours announced
17 Apr 2014 at 11:44am

In observance of the Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha, the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America will be closed from Great and Holy Thursday, April 17, through Bright Monday, April 21, 2014

Regular hours will resume on Bright Tuesday, April 22.

The OCA’s Officers, Chancery staff, and web team members wish one and all every blessing on the “bright and radiant Feast of Feasts!”

Metropolitan Tikhon: The Barren Fig Tree
14 Apr 2014 at 10:27am

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