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The Mission of the Orthodox Church:
proclaim and live the Orthodox Christian Faith in its fullness as
faithful members of the Body of Christ in the One, Holy, Catholic, and
As the Orthodox Christian Church:
- We are Catholic, but not Roman.
- We are Apostolic, but not Protestant.
- We are Orthodox, but not Jewish.
The Orthodox Church isn’t "non-denominational" – it is pre-denominational, existing 1,500 years before any denominations.
What we believe
Orthodox Church has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for
the Faith of the Apostles since the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on
the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.
The New Testament Church
We are the Church in the Bible
and the Church that established the New Testament as Scripture.
Christian life is life in the Lord Jesus Christ. The believer puts on
Christ and lives through Him. He who falls after Baptism loses
this grace; when
rising up from this fall and returning to the Lord, he has become
worthy of it again, and this he does through Holy Communion. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him, says the Lord (Jn. 6:56). The Path to Salvation by Saint Theophan
have provided a broad selection of articles and resources to
introduce you to the beauty and spirituality of the Orthodox Christian
- What is the Old Calendar and why is it such a big deal?
- Check out "Why Orthodoxy" to learn how others discovered the Orthodox Church.
- Click Orthodox Education to see an exhaustive list of sites containing information you can share with your children to teach them about the faith.
- To read authentic articles written by the Fathers, click the Patristic Articles. Included
in this page are sections for the major festal periods
celebrated throughout the year: Great Lent, Pascha (Easter), and
the Dormition of the Theotokos.
The leadership of the Orthodox Church since the 20th Century. It
is said a picture is worth a thousand words, then clearly these
pictures are worth thousands. The twelve photos present the leaders of
the Orthodox Church since the 20th century, including the Bishops of America. By these photos you will
understand our Orthodox ecclesiology, which is, according to St.
Athanasius:Orthodoxy is what Christ taught, the Apostles preached, and the Fathers kept. We
are greatly indebted to the confession of Sts. Tikhon, Philaret, as well
as the staunch defense of the faith by such luminaries as Metropolitans Anthony
Khrapovitsky, Anastassy, and St. Chrysostom, the New Confessor of Florina. The other photos present our spiritual
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Orthodox Christian Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Concord,
NH celebrated its first Vigil and Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the
Dormition of our Lady, the Theotokos, August 15/28, 1981.
and thereafter, the clergy and laity of the parish placed
themselves under the mighty protection of the most holy Mother of God
(in Greek Theotokos).
the time the first Liturgy was celebrated, the church was a small
temple occupying a room just 12 x 15 feet on the first floor of the
priest's house. With the growth of the parish and after much struggle
and prayer, the present building was purchased in June of 1993.
2012, the Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church became a member of
the Eparchial Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of
America (GOC of America), which
is an autonomous eparchy of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox
Christians of Greece, presided by His Beatitude, Kallinikos, Archbishop
Dormition of the Theotokos parish is comprised of families from
English, Greek, Russian, French, Italian, and German descent, with many
converts to the Orthodox faith.
full yearly cycle of Orthodox Christian services are celebrated
according to the Traditional Ecclesiastical (Julian) calendar. The
Divine Liturgy is celebrated each and every Sunday and on major feast
days. Great Vespers is served on Saturday evenings and the evening
before a great feast.
* Services are conducted primarily in English, though Greek and Russian are used by request.
are always welcome to our services and a community meal is held each
Sunday and on feast days immediately following the Divine Liturgy.
Should you wish to receive the Mystery of Holy Communion, please
contact Father Andrew in advance.