Welcome to OrthodoxHouston.org

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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Audio of "The Silent Holocaust of Christians in the Middle East" Town Hall
Video of "The Silent Holocaust of Christians in the Middle East" Town Hall, with subtitles for Fr. Bashar Al-Shamany's talk.
Audio of an Interview on KPFT of Fr. George Dahdouh and Fr. Joseph Huneycut.
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"For Thy sake we are slain all the day long, we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Rise up, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arise, and cast us not off at the end. Wherefore turnest Thou Thy face away? Dost Thou forget our poverty and our affliction? For our soul hath been humbled down to the dust, our belly hath cleaved to the earth. Arise, O Lord, help us, and redeem us for Thy name's sake."

-Psalm 43[44]:22-26

"Deliver them that are led away to death, and redeem them that are appointed to be slain; spare not thy help; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?"

-Proverbs 24:11-12

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

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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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