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This site is organized and promoted by all the Orthodox Christian clergy in the greater Houston, Texas area — from cathedrals, churches, and mission parishes of all canonical Orthodox jurisdictions. If you are interested in finding out more about this ancient and continuing Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, we hope this site will be a valuable resource to you. Browse the parish profiles and find a service to attend near you!

 
A Brief Introduction to Orthodoxy
The New Testament Church was founded by Jesus Christ and preached by the Apostles. Its beginning dates back to Pentecost, 33 A.D. The Patriarchate of Antioch, for example, was originally founded in A.D. 34 by Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and is referenced in the Bible Acts 11...
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Orthodoxy in the United States
North and South America were colonized by the empire-building nations of Western Europe — which were predominantly either Roman Catholic or Protestant. By the time the immigrants from the Orthodox countries began arriving in large numbers in the early 1900s, Roman Catholic and Protestant churches were permanent fixtures on the American landscape.
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Orthodox Pascha is
April 20th, 2014
 

"Brethren, let us learn the meaning of this mystery. For when the Prodigal Son ran back from sin to his Father's house, his loving Father came out to meet him and kissed him. He restored to the Prodigal the tokens of his proper glory, and mystically He made glad on high, sacrificing the fatted calf. Let our lives, then, be worthy of the loving Father Who has offered sacrifice, and of the glorious Victim Who is the Savior of our souls."

-From Vespers of Prodigal Son Sunday

"Let us set out with joy upon the season of the Fast, and prepare ourselves for spiritual combat. Let us purify our soul and cleanse our flesh; and as we fast from food, let us abstain also from every passion. Rejoicing in the virtues of the Spirit may we persevere with love, and so be counted worthy to see the solemn passion of Christ our God, and with great spiritual gladness to behold His holy Pascha."

-From Forgiveness Vespers


 
Orthodox News From the Area

Orthodox Houston Events Yahoo Group
    The Orthodox Clergy Association of Southeast Texas has started a new Yahoo group on which will be posted announcements of upcoming events. You can subscribe to receive posts via e-mail, or simply read it on the web.

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New Podcast

    Listen to Sermons and Lectures from Parishes and Events in the Houston Area.


 
Do you have news to report?

If you are a representative of one of the area parishes, please advise OrthodoxHouston.com of news that is of general interest to the larger Orthodox community (including inquirers looking for a parish) in the Greater Houston area. Among other things, we are interested in:
• Clergy changes, including ordinations
• Contact and location changes
• Altar consecrations
• Patronal feastday celebrations
• Guest speakers and hosted events
• Community outreach festivals (like Greek & Slavic festivals)
• Pan-Orthodox events
• Episcopal visits

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What Orthodox Believe
The Creed is the Statement of Faith for all Orthodox Christians. It is also called the "Nicene Creed" or the "Niceo- Constantinopolitan Creed" or simply the "Symbol of Faith."
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