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St. James Orthodox Church, Buford, Georgia

Información general

Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Bishop Antoun
Archpriest Steven Ritter
Día de celebración:
October 23

Contact Details

1651 Horizon Pkwy NE #400, Buford, Georgia, 30518 United States
[email protected]
(770) 639-3641

Información histórica

Year of Establishment:
St. James Orthodox Church was first established to serve those Orthodox Christians in Gwinnett County, Georgia, who have been commuting long distances to attend an Orthodox Church (or perhaps even not attending a church at all), and also to serve as a witness to those who are interested in learning about and becoming Orthodox. St. James is part of the ancient Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, where The Book of Acts tells us the first believers were mockingly called “Christians” (Acts 11:26). We are part of the world-wide Eastern Orthodox Church community, which includes national churches in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, the Middle East, and India but also many other countries that you might not expect. There are over 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians in the world today and over 1 million in the United States. While many Orthodox churches in the U.S. continue worship in the original language of immigrant populations, an increasing number of Orthodox churches now have their services in all or mostly English. The services at St. James are all in English and are meant to meet the spiritual needs of the Orthodox faithful regardless of ethnic, national, or jurisdictional background.