The Orthodox Church is the One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yes, we are Christian! In fact, we share an unbroken history with the Faith of the first Christians, and we can trace our history back to the Apostles themselves.
The public is more than welcome to join us for services!
Our daily scripture readings follow the Gregorian liturgical calendar, and are taken from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Holy Bible. Each day is typically assigned an Epistle and Gospel reading.
Along with the reading, we also display a fasting guide to help Christians further enrich their spiritual lives.
On one hand, she is the oldest Church in Christendom. On the other hand, she is unknown to most people in North America. Over 250 million people worldwide practice her doctrines, but less than six million do so in the United States.
So, what exactly is the Orthodox Church?
Where did she come from?
What are her beliefs?
And why are there so many people who know nothing about her?
Worship in the Orthodox Church often seems strange to others, especially other Christians. Many of these differences in worship make their appearance the moment you enter the church, while others may go unnoticed for quite some time. Learn about the following Orthodox customs:
Many visitors to Orthodox churches are not quite sure how to behave when they walk inside. This blog series explains the Church’s guidelines for etiquette, including dress, greetings, and pious behavior. We also provide explanations for some of the things the Orthodox do during worship. Our goal in doing this is to help newcomers not feel as lost when they come to visit!