Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church | 4 Union Street, Concord, NH 03301
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The Orthodox Church:

The Mission of the Orthodox Church:

To proclaim and live the Orthodox Christian Faith in its fullness as faithful members of the Body of Christ in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

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
The 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.

The 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 

We have  provided a broad selection of articles and resources to introduce you to the beauty and spirituality of the Orthodox Christian Church.

  • 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.

About our Church...
St Tikhon, the Patriarch of Moscow Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky Metropolitan Anastassy St. Philaret, the new Confessor Metropolitan Chrysostom of Florina
Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens
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 pedigree and Apstolic Succession in a simplified manner.


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About us...
The 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.

Then 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).

At 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.

In 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 of Athens.

The 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.

The 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.

Vistors 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.

Dormition of the Theotokos Eastern Orthodox Christian Church
 4 Union Street |  Concord, NH 03301 
We are located just a 5 minute walk from the Statehouse in Concord.