Our Commitment

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In The American Orthodox Christian Communion, we understand that the Christian faith is all about people and their real needs. We are not aimless in living the Gospel. We are Eucharistic: Our fulfillment is to see precious souls finding comfort and healing in Christ. Our expression allows for a variety of ministries, liturgical practices, and outreach activities, either as a community or in fellowship with other like-minded Christians and their respective leaders. We offer a warm welcome to everyone, especially people who have been denied the sacraments for any reason, people who have felt like second-class citizens in other places, and people looking for a genuine relationship with our Lord. Our greatest value however is being Christ-like. By imitating Christ, we put our faith in action:

To the poor, the hungry, the homeless, we are help and hope;

To those faced with unplanned pregnancy, we are support and guidance;

To the stranger, we are a path to acceptance and participation;

To the prisoner, we are a source of comfort;

To the orphan and widows, we are a family;

To the seeker, we are tolerant, understanding and inviting;

To those disappointed by the church, we are a channel of reconciliation;

To the less fortunate, we are a vehicle of compassion;

To the battered and their children, we are a spiritual shelter and safety;

To Christians willing to carry out their God given talents, we are ready to rejoice in the fruit of their gifts. Because we see injustice, we are a voice for social change and peaceful action.