Thus says the Lord: "Stand in the ways and see, and ask about the eternal pathways of the Lord. See what the good way is and walk in it. Here you will find purification for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)
Apostolic Christianity for the 21st Century
Welcome to our website! We are the only Orthodox parish in 100 miles serving the Tri-State area around Quincy, Illinois, bearing witness to the fulness of the Christian Faith once delivered by the Apostles. If you are an Orthodox Christian living in the area, we hope to see you soon. If you are searching for the purity of the Apostolic Faith in a world where the meaning of "Christian" seems to change every year and churches are constantly reinventing themselves according to the latest fad, come and see for yourself what Eastern Orthodox Christianity is all about, where we unswervingly hold to the faith "once-for-all delivered to the saints" as we have for nearly 2000 years.
Founded on January 1, 2004, we are a mission parish of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), under the omophor of His Grace, Bishop Alexander, locum tenens. We have been in our current storefront location at 611 Hampshire Street since October 2005. We plan to build or purchase a proper temple in Quincy in the future.
If you have never been to an Orthodox service and know little or nothing about the Eastern Orthodox Church, do pay us a visit and get some first-hand knowledge for yourself. If you are an Orthodox Christian living in the Tri-State area and do not regularly attend services elsewhere, we hope you will pay us a visit soon, as we are your local parish and have been planted here to serve you.
"The Orthodox Church 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 2000 years ago."