The Orthodox Christian Church is the original church established by Jesus Christ. It is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.
What started as a small Orthodox Mission in 1999 has become, by God’s grace, a flourishing Parish, in which everyone is welcomed! We have come a long way and are excited about our future in Traverse City. We are here to serve, witness and share God’s love story with our local community.
The structure of an Orthodox Parish is very well defined. We are under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Metropolis of Detroit. At Parish level, we have the clergy, assisted by the Parish Council, as well as the various ministries. All decisions are sanctioned and blessed by the community, the Body of Christ and by our spiritual leaders.
Even though the size of our congregations is limiting to the available ministries, we continue to extend the work of Christ through various lay-led ministries: community garden, outreach, ladies and men ministry. Everyone is invited to participate in the work of the Church!
Sundays: Divine Liturgy at 10am
Address: 1030 Hastings Street,
Traverse City MI
For a complete list of services, please visit the Calendar or call 231-492-0493
The visitor to an Orthodox church is usually impressed by the unique features and the external differences between this place of worship and those of the various traditions of Western Christianity. The rich color, distinctive iconography and beauty of the interior of an Orthodox church are in sharp contrast to what one often finds in many Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.
Email: [email protected]
Address: 7111 US-31, Williamsburg MI 49690
It has been a busy year on our beautiful property overlooking East Bay. We have compiled a photo gallery for you to scroll and see the church being built step-by-step. Click here to go to the gallery.