From November 2023, our Saturday Divine Liturgies and other services at which unusually large attendance is expected will be offered in Room 4B of the education wing of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1110 College Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Saturday Great Vespers, Sunday Typica and most weekday services (both reader services and those led by Fr. Nikolai) will continue to be offered at St. Mary Magdalene House, 913 Riley Lane, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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Icon of the Holy Myrrhbearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene


When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin,
Thou faithfully didst follow Him keeping His statutes,
And heeding His sacred laws, O august Mary Magdalene.
Hence, as we today observe thy holy remembrance,
We receive the loosing of our sins and transgressions
Through thy holy prayers for us.

---The Troparion of St. Mary Magdalene (Tone 1)


St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Chapel is a chapel of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Under the pastoral care of Fr. NIkolai Meyers.

We are located at St. Mary Magdalene House, 913 Riley Lane, Manhattan, KS 66502 which serves as our chapel, offices (tel. (785) 539-3440) and an intermittent residence for visiting clergy. From November 2023, our Saturday Divine Liturgies will be offered in the education wing of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where a secondary chapel and sacristy has been erected in Room 4. (Room 4A is the sacristy, Room 4B the chapel). Room 3 will serve as a fellowship hall on Saturdays when we offer the Divine Liturgy.


Services :

Our regular monthly schedule of services is currently

Served at St. Mary Magdalene House: Served in Room 4B of the education wing of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1110 College Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502:

Other services this month:

Other services usually offered:

Christian Education:

Beginning Fr. Nikolai is offers adult Christian education classes, simultaneously in-person in the parish hall of Sts. Peter and Paul, Topeka, during the Wednesday pot-luck following 5:15 p.m. Wednesday Vespers, and via Zoom. Those wishing to participate via Zoom should contact Fr. Nikolai at frnmeyers@gmail.com to request the Zoom ID. .

During the pot-luck suppers following our weeknight services led by Fr. Nikolai, he will hold discussions with inquirers and catechumens on the Holy Orthodox Faith and Orthodox praxis.

Suggested readings for our Inquirers' Classes may be downloaded in MSWord format:

In addition to these we read The Orthodox Church by Bishop +KALLISTOS (Ware). (It is still published with the author's name given as the name Bishop +KALLISTOS bore before his ordination, Timothy Ware.)

The readings used our Catechism Classes may be downloaded in MSWord format:

Following these our catechumens read

Online versions of these (with Western commentary--either Latin or protestant) can be found at

New Advent (From which the translations used in the MSWord versions provided above were taken).
or
Christian Classics Ethereal Libary

(Both links are directed to the relevant page on the site, rather than the site homepage.)
A small reminder: the chapter and verse citations to the Scriptures were not in the original documents, and were added by the translators.

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Directions

To St. Mary Magdalene House

St. Mary Magdalene house is located at 913 Riley Lane in Manhattan, KS, and once one is on Riley Lane is easy to pick out: it is the tan house on the north side of the street with a large three-barred cross in the front garden and a large gravel parking area on the eastern half of its double lot.

Approaching from the east along Ft. Riley Boulevard, turn left at Juliette Ave., cross the railroad tracks and make an immediate right. Follow Riley Lane past 9th Street. St. Mary Magdalene House is on the right.

Approaching from the west along Ft. Riley Boulevard, turn right at 10th Street (near Howie's Recycling), cross the railroad tracks and make an immediate left. Riley Lane at 10th Street appears to be an alley or driveway (sometimes obscured by the trailer of a landscaping truck) directly opposite Pottawatomie Ave. Signs for both Riley Lane and Pottawatomie Ave. are on the same pole, but the sign for Riley Lane is hidden by another utility pole until one has almost reached the intersection. St. Mary Magdalene House is on the left.

If our parking lot is full, please park on 9th Street, rather than in the parking areas belonging to neighboring houses or buildings.

A map is provided below. Standard map sites and GPS services now correctly show the neighborhood around St. Mary Magdalene House, but parishioners and visitors to the Chapel are quite insistent that the extra detail provided in this map is very helpful in finding the Chapel.

To Trinity Presbyterian Church

From the north, turn onto College Avenue southbound from Claflin or Kimball. The entrance to the Trinity Presbyterian parking lot will be on your left before you reach College Heights.

From the south, travel along Anderson Ave. If eastbound, turn left on to College Heights, then make an immediate left onto College Ave. If westbound, turn onto Sunset, then make a left onto College Heights, and a right onto College Ave. The parking lot entrance will be on your right before you reach Claflin.

The walkway from the parking lot to the entrance to the lower level of the education wing is indicated in white on the Google aerial photo reproduced below:

This page was last updated on 31 March 2024.