Community at Saint Barbara
"We have seen the True Light! We have received the Heavenly Spirit! We have found the True Faith! Worshiping the Undivided Trinity, Who has saved us."
We strive to be a welcoming community of faith. When you visit us, you will be greeted warmly and invited to participate with us in our worship.
St. Barbara offers many opportunities for service through its various outreach and service ministries.
St. Barbara’s is a community of the Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America. Pastored by Fr. Basil Zebrun, the parish has been a fixture in Southwest Ft. Worth for over three decades, presently located at 5201 Altamesa since 2006.
St. Barbara’s is a diverse community encompassing people from various cultural and former religious backgrounds. Our services follow the pattern of the Russian Orthodox Church, and are celebrated in English. Greeters are available to answer questions and provide outlines of services to visitors.
Classes are offered throughout the year for those interested in knowing more about the Orthodox Christian Faith. In addition, we have Church School classes for adults, teens and children. Our main education program for the youth is conducted on the second Saturday of each month just prior to Great Vespers and supplemented by sessions during Sunday Coffee Hour.
Worship is the heart of any Orthodox community. Within the prayers of the Church, scripture, theology and liturgical art come fully alive for the faithful, and are revealed in all their depth. Orthodox Christians in America are fond of repeating the words of the Apostle Philip to Nathanael, “Come and See,” to any person wanting to know more about Orthodox Christianity. For it is only by experiencing the liturgical services that Orthodox Christianity can be appreciated fully.
In addition, our typical yearly schedule includes special seasons of liturgical celebration and fasting surrounding major religious feasts; as well as parish social activities; Pan Orthodox functions with other Orthodox communities in the DFW area; retreats; two major outreach/fund raising events in the spring and fall; and charitable efforts.
More information may be obtained through this website, by emailing the Church or by calling (817) 294-0325. We look forward to seeing you.
Worship With Us
5201 Altamesa Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Our normal weekly schedule of services is:
3rd and 6th Hours: 9:40 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Coffee Hour follows Liturgy.
Vespers: 7:00 PM
Adult Classes follow Vespers.
Great Vespers: 6:30 PM
Calendar of Services
For events at the Archangel Gabriel Mission in Azle, please see their Calendar.