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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Christ is Risen!
Indeed He is Risen!
 

"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life."

-Paschal Troparion

"Forestalling the dawn, the women came with Mary, and found the stone rolled away from the Sepulchre, and heard from the angel: Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal, Him Who liveth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and hath slain death. For He is the Son of God Who saveth mankind."

-Hypakoe


"Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, Thou didst destroy the power of death. In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming “Rejoice!” to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen."

-Kontakion


 
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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