Welcome to the Orthodox Church!

We hope our website gives you a good sense of who we are as Orthodox Christians and what we believe about God and His Church.

Regardless of where you are in your search for a faith tradition that meets your needs, we invite you to come and experience Orthodox Christian worship and fellowship at the nearest parish. Click here for a directory of parishes. Just enter your zip code to find the parish closest to you.

Our hope is that when you visit your local Orthodox Christian Church, you will experience the presence of God in worship, enjoy fellowship with others that are also on their own spiritual journey, and join a community of believers in service to others.

An Introduction to the Orthodox Church

An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church. These individuals are discovering the ancient faith and rich traditions of the Orthodox Church. They have been attracted by her mystical vision of God and His Kingdom, by the beauty of her worship, by the purity of her Christian faith, and by her continuity with the past. These are only some of the treasures of the Church, which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles. The Orthodox Church in this country owes its origin to the devotion of so many immigrants from lands such as Greece, Russia, the Middle East, and the Balkans. In the great wave of immigrations in the 19th and 20th centuries, Orthodox Christians from many lands and cultures came to America in search of freedom and opportunity. Like the first Apostles, they carried with them a precious heritage and gift. To the New World they brought the ancient faith of the Orthodox Church.
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The House of God: Iconography

Learn about the beautiful iconography in the Orthodox Church. Discovering Orthodox Christianity is a series of talks, shows, and presentations designed to introduce and explain the basic teaching of Orthodox Christianity.
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Worship in the Orthodox Church

Learn about the form and characteristics of Orthodox Christian worship.
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The Holy Eucharist

In the latter part of the tenth century, Vladimir the Prince of Kiev sent envoys to various Christian centers to study their form of worship. These are the words the envoys uttered when they reported their presence at the celebration of the Eucharist in the Great Church of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople. The profound experience expressed by the Russian envoys has been one shared by many throughout the centuries who have witnessed for the first time the beautiful and inspiring Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church.
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Understanding the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church

Learn about the meaning and importance of liturgical life and the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church.
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Special Services and Blessings of the Orthodox Church

Learn about the non-sacramental services which contribute to spiritual life in the Orthodox Christian church.
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Teachings of the Orthodox Church

Orthodoxy believes that the Christian Faith and the Church are inseparable. It is impossible to know Christ, to share in the life of the Holy Trinity, or to be considered a Christian, apart from the Church. It is in the Church that the Christian Faith is proclaimed and maintained. It is through the Church that an individual is nurtured in the Faith.
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Learn about the meaning of theosis as the goal of Christian life in the Orthodox Church.
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Becoming an Orthodox Christian

Outlines the procedure for becoming a member of the Orthodox Church.
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Discovering Orthodox Christianity Video Series