The Biblical invitation to find and to follow Jesus Christ is, “Come and see”
read in Holy Scripture that John the Baptist looked upon Jesus and said,
“Behold the Lamb of God!” Two of John’s disciples were standing
with him when he spoke these words. The two men then began following
Jesus. When Jesus saw the two following He said, “What seek ye?”
The brothers answered Him with a question, “Where dwellest Thou?”
Jesus replied, “Come and see.” John
also read that Jesus called a man named Philip to follow Him. Philip later
went and told Nathanael, “We have found Him, of Whom Moses in the Law,
and the prophets, did write.” When Nathanael pondered whether a man
from Nazareth could be the Messiah, Philip said to him, “Come and
see.” John 1:43-46
Our invitation to you is the same: “Come and see!”
we come to participate in the Divine Services of Orthodox Christianity we
find Jesus. We encounter Him, we enter into communion with Him, and we
begin to experience life with Him in His heavenly Kingdom. In our church
we worship God, we thank Him, and we glorify Him: “Come and see!”
Christianity is for all people, at all times, and in every place. The
Orthodox faith is for every human being, it is the unbroken continuation
of both the Old and the New Testaments, it extends to the whole world. It
is for you: we invite you and we welcome you to “Come and see!”
worship is never a passive or dry event, but is alive and participatory.
We do not sit and “attend” the worship services, rather we stand and
participate as vital and integral members of a worshiping community.
You are welcome to join us: “Come and see.”
form and structure of Orthodox worship is ancient and unchanging. It is the
continuation of Biblical worship. Because worship customs have changed over
time in other Christian traditions, Orthodox worship is often
unfamiliar to modern man and it may seem unusual or even exotic.
want you to be as comfortable as possible during your time with us. It is
our hope that information on this web page and its associated links will
help you feel as though you are never a stranger, but are “coming home” to
the Orthodox Church.