Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
The Orthodox Christian Church
Sometimes called the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.
The Church of Antioch
The Church of Antioch was established by the Apostles Paul and Barnabas in 42 A.D., with St. Peter serving for the next eight years as its first prelate. The Church of Antioch is one of the five ancient Patriarchates of the Christian Church, along with Alexandria, Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Rome. Many of the great saints of the Church, including St. Ignatius and St. John Chrysostom, have come from Antioch. The Patriarchate has endured despite centuries of oppression, and today shepherds over half a million Christians in Syria, Lebanon and other countries in the Middle East along with communities throughout the Americas, Australia and Europe. The Church is led by His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch and the all East.
The Antiochian Archdiocese
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America includes over 250 churches and missions throughout the United States and Canada. We are in full communion with our brothers and sisters in various other Orthodox Christian jurisdictions, such as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Church in America, and are all affiliated through the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.Together we work to nurture the Orthodox Christians of this land--whether immigrants or native-born, cradle Orthodox, or converts--and to bring America to the ancient Orthodox Christian Faith.
Learn more about the Church of Antioch.
Read a history of the Antiochian Archdiocese.
Learn about St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn.
View the Constitution of the Archdiocese.
Review a list of the Officers of the Archdiocese.
For more information go to www.antiochian.org