Christian Worship in The Ancient Faith of the Early Christians
We are the one and only Church that was canonically established by the Russian Synod in North America and headed by ArchBishop Aftimios Ofiesh of blessed memory until he reposed in 1966
The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America (American Orthodox Catholic Church) was canonically chartered in Feb 1927 and incorporated in Boston, MA., by Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh. We continue as that same Church and corporation today.
The life and character of an Orthodox Christian is in large measure shaped, nourished, and enriched by the liturgy or the worship of the Church. Replete with biblical readings, imagery, and expressions, the texts of the liturgy set forth in doxological form the Church's authentic and living tradition. In the liturgy, the Orthodox Christian is in constant touch with the fundamental truths of the faith. Worship becomes a theology of fervent prayer, a living sacrifice of praise of a biblical people, a vision of the spiritual world, a betrothal with the Holy Spirit, and foretaste of the things to come.
The Bible lives in the Church and lest we forget comes FROM The Church - handwritten in the East for Centuries before other christian faiths emerged - it is OUR BOOK to be shared with all. The Bible comes alive in the Church and has the most profound divine meaning for those who are members of the community which God has established, in which He dwells, and to which, through His Word and His Spirit, He has given Himself for participation, communion and life everlasting. It is best read, understood, and studied through The Traditions of Holy Orthodoxy
Taste and see how Good is The Lord
Drink of the Fountain of Immoratlity
For the Orthodox Christian, there is one Tradition, the Tradition of the Church, incorporating the Scriptures and the teaching of the Fathers. This is "the preaching of the truth handed down by the Church in the whole world to Her children"
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"He who is able to pray correctly, even if he is the poorest of all people, is essentially the richest. And he who does not have proper prayer, is the poorest of all, even if he sits on a royal throne". Prayer is the elevation of the mind and the heart to God in praise, in thanksgiving, and in petition for the spiritual and material goods we need.
Spirituality in the Orthodox Church means the everyday activity of life in communion with God. The term spirituality refers not merely to the activity of man’s spirit alone, his mind, heart and soul, but it refers as well to the whole of man’s life as inspired and guided by the Spirit of God. Every act of a Christian must be a spiritual act.
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The Orthodox Faith is The Church started by Christ - continuing to grow - with direct succession from Christ and the Apostles.
We are growing not by advertising and changing to meet the whims of modern man but by adhering to the original True Faith which was handed down to us from the Forefathers of Our Church
The best way to learn about Orthodoxy is to participate. Come and see for yourself - we are a physical church - a mystical church - and an active church - when you come to our Liturgy you will see Icons, smell incense, hear chanting and be active - Orthodox Liturgies are beautiful and inspiring You must see and feel the True Faith
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