As Orthodox Christians, we believe in one God who is revealed to us in Scripture as the Holy Trinity. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the unbegotten creator of everything. God is three distinct persons who maintain one essence of nature.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the LORD, the Savior of mankind. The Son of God was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. He was crucified and raised from the dead for our salvation and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is LORD and giver of life and proceeds from the Father. The prophets spoke words given them by the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that transforms us through our faith into true disciples of Christ.
About The Bible
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. God delivered the Scriptures for us to hear His instructions and to hearken to His commandments of life. Scripture is the reference of our Faith and is read in every one of our divine services.
Holy Tradition refers to the proper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the Apostolic Tradition, as found in Scripture and continues to be shared to this very day in the teachings, dogma and practices of the Holy Orthodox Church.
The Church is the Body of Christ. She is: ONE in faith throughout the ages. HOLY because she is founded by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. CATHOLIC because she is universal. APOSTOLIC because she is directly connected to the Apostles.
About The Virgin Mary
The Virgin Mary is beloved by Orthodox faithful. Orthodox do not worship Mary but honor her as ‘Theotokos’, which means ‘the birth-giver of God’. Mary is honored for her relationship to Jesus and her willingness to do God’s will.
Icons adorn every Orthodox Church throughout the world. They serve as didactic tools and depict a saint or an important event within the life of the Church. Icons are not worshipped, only God is, but venerated to honor those depicted.
Orthodox priests are teachers of The Word of God, ministers of the sacraments of the Church and spiritual fathers to the those under their care. Priests in the Orthodox Church are permitted to marry and maintain a family life.