Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of All North America
Welcome to St. Anthony Orthodox Church
Welcome to St. Anthony, a vibrant and diverse Pan-Orthodox community. While today there may be many parishes that have evolved into Pan-Orthodox Churches, 55 years ago St. Anthonys was the first.
St. Anthonys was founded on the principle that a family “in Christ” would be established solely on the basis of the Holy, Apostolic, Catholic and Orthodox Faith. This was a marked departure from the then-prevailing custom of parish life in which one immigrant subculture would form the basis of a parish. Indeed, there were many who said Orthodoxy in North America, whether on the parish level or Archdiocesan level, could not exist except if it were limited to groups of Middle Easterners, Greeks, Slavs, Serbs, Romanians, etc. And if it worked at all, they believed, it would be nothing more than a mere “flash”, one that would burn out quickly.
Fifty-five years later, we are still here and thriving. We welcome you, our visitor, to explore all the aspects of parish life at St. Anthonys – from our Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning to our vibrant parish organizations; to the International Festival that celebrates our various cultures; to the greater aspects of our faith as Orthodox Christians in America as part of the Antiochian Archdiocese. And we hope that you’ll bless us with a visit and an opportunity to share our joy in our faith, and our community, with you.
Your Servant in the Lord,
Fr. Joseph Allen, Pastor