FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Does a person have to be Greek, or Russian, or from some other European heritage to be an Orthodox Christian?
A. Most emphatically NO! The various Orthodox churches in the United States welcome anyone for worship and to consider membership. At the present time, the Orthodox churches in the West are experiencing significant growth from Protestants and Roman Catholics interested in our worship and doctrines. The Orthodox Church is Christ’s Church and is therefore open to everyone.
Q. What is the language used during Sunday worship?
A. All of our services will be 100% in English, with the exception of a few services where a common hymn might be sung in many languages (Russian, Greek, Romanian, Arabic). These specific hymns are festal and account for .05% less English than usual.
Q. Is your Church family friendly?
A. Yes! Absolutely! In our Church families worship together in the same space. We are used to hearing the rustle and bustle of our little ones. However, if our little ones get out of hand (as they sometimes do) we ask that you please step out with your child until. him or her calms down, and as not. to distract fellow worshippers.
Q. Can I receive Holy Communion?
A. Sadly, no, as the Christian Church is tragically divided and does not yet share the same One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith in Christ. Receiving Holy Communion is the paramount sign of the Oneness of the Faith, which is not a reality at present. Please pray for the unity of all Christians in both faith and love. We encourage our non-Orthodox visitors to get in the communion line in order to receive a blessing from the priest, and to partake of our post-communion bread and wine, known as "Antidoron," which means, "Instead of the gift." The gift being, the Eucharist.