What to Expect

First-time visitors to an Orthodox Church usually have many questions about what to expect.  Don’t worry, this is normal.  We hope this page will help answer some of your questions.

When you visit, please make sure to stay for fellowship and make sure you meet Fr. Steven.

You are welcomed to any of our divine services.  We love having visitors; it is a blessing for us.

Children are fully integrated members of the Church.  They participate in every aspect of our worship. 

You will not be asked to do anything that would make you uncomfortable.  You will not be asked or expected to make any financial contribution when you visit.

Orthodox Christians that have been received by the sacraments of baptism and/or chrismation and who are in good sacramental standing within the Church are able to receive the sacraments.  Non-Orthodox Christians or non-Christians are not permitted to receive Holy Communion or any of the other sacraments. 

Other Resources

12 Things I wish I’d known is a popular article by Frederica Matthewes-Green discussing topics that are not immediately obvious when getting to know to Orthodox Church.