Western Orthodox Christian Church
"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern..."
~St. John Maximovitch
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the national homepage of the Western Orthodox Christian Church. We are canonical Western Orthodox Christians. We hope that our website will help you learn more about who we are and make you want to "come and see."
Please feel free to read more about our Church on this site.
We believe in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to the Orthodox Christian Faith divinely instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ and passed down throughout the ages. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to others we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. All are welcome to the Orthodox Faith.
We profess the Orthodox Christian Faith. We adhere to the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Divine Liturgy is our public form of worship to the Triune God. The Seven Holy Sacraments are the vehicles of Grace instituted by Christ God to help us on the road to eternal salvation.
We adhere to the two sources of Divine Revelation as given to us by Christ God: Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture.
We are faithful to the Church as founded by Christ and described in Sacred Scripture. Yes, we are biblical in the true sense of the meaning: one cannot have the Bible without the Church, and one cannot have the Church without the Bible.
Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
now and always, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One. Have mercy on us.
Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.
Agios o Theos, Agios ischyros, Agios athanatos, eleison imas.
Looking for the Orthodox Faith?
You can find it in the Western Orthodox Christian Church, the first since the Great
Schism of 1054AD. If you are searching for
Western Orthodoxy faithful to the ancient Christian Church and the Bible come and visit with us!
If you love the Bible, the ancient Christian Church of the Bible and if you want to be part of a dynamic community come and worship with us.
We are autonomous Orthodox Christians where East meets West.
We are faithful to the Bible and the Church of the Apostles as founded by Christ. Jesus Christ is our Patriarch and His Church is our Patriarchate. Anything else belongs to the traditions of men...
Come let us worship and fall down before Christ!
Ancient * Biblical * Liturgical
The Western Orthodox Christian Church emerged from the West liturgically and embraced the Orthodox East theologically. We are directly descended from the first twelve Holy Apostles and brought to the shores of the United States of America by Archbishop Rudolph de Landas Berghes of Scotland. Saints Boniface and Willibrord are within our historical Apostolic lineage. We are an autonomous Western Orthodox Church
If you are seeking to be united to authentic Orthodox Christianity that celebrates the pre-Great Schism ancient Divine Liturgy of St. Gregory; if you are seeking the Holy Mysteries celebrated with utmost reverence in the ancient Western liturgical tradition; if you are seeking Orthodoxy in its entirety; if you are seeking the Biblical Church expressed according to a Western liturgical style...then come and worship with us!
We are inviting all Christians, etc., to set aside all earthly things, and embrace the fullness of ancient Orthodox Christian Faith as it was in the early Church. We adhere faithfully to our Patriarch and Supreme Pastor, namely Jesus Christ, in being not only hearers of the Word but doers. We belong to the Patriarchate of Jesus Christ and not to any man-made divisive juridical boundary. We are a biblically centered Church, living out the ancient Orthodox Christian Faith in a modern and ever-changing world.
If you are seeking the fullness of Orthodox Christianity contact us and help us to pass on what we have received from time immemorial. Christ our God is the Divine medicine and remedy of our souls and bodies.