The Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church is 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 from today all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, Holy Orthodoxy has continued in undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.
The Antiochian Church in North America
The Church of Antioch was established by the Apostles Paul and Barnabas in 42 A.D. Saint Peter served, for eight years, as its first bishop before he moved on to become bishop of the church in Roman. The Church of Antioch is one of the five ancient Patriarchates of the Christian Church, along with Alexandria, Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Rome.
The Church has always been spread by evangelists and by the faithful. When Orthodox Antiochians came from the Middle East to North America, they brought Holy Orthodoxy with them. Today, St Timothy Orthodox Christian Church is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
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. 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.