The American Orthodox Communion


The American Orthodox Christian Communion describes a network of congregations, ministries, and people from all walks of life who have chosen to follow and imitate Christ in truth and spirit. Drawing upon the riches of the historic Faith, we have answered God's call to demonstrate our love for our Creator through prayer, worship, common vision, brotherly love and service to our fellow humans.

Far from perfect, we have embraced the essential way of witnessing and being Christ-like through the wisdom, guidance and unifying force of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to advancing God's kingdom by proclaiming the Good News to the least, the lost, and the lonely. 

Far from any individualism or authoritarianism, we rely not on external power, nor on isolated efforts, but solely on divine grace and brotherly love in order to carry our vision to the wider local community. Service and prayer are at the heart of our experience. 

Far from wanting to clash or compete, we pray that we may collaborate, wherever and as much as possible, so that the love of Jesus Christ can be preached to our parched and broken world. We understand that the world will recognize us as his disciples by the love which we have for one another. 

Above all, we act upon one unifying motive: a love for Christ, His gifts, His creation, His Word, the Creeds, and the Sacraments. That is our unity and this is our centering point. We always remember the advice of a great man of God, St. Cuthbert, who said: “Do not ever think yourselves better than the rest of your companions who share the same faith".

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