Our Community

Our Bishop, NICHOLAS

Metropolitan Joseph

Our Metropolitan, JOSEPH


Our Pastor

Our pastor, the Archpriest John Atchison, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by Bishop ANTOUN at St George Antiochian Church in Cicero, IL in April, 1995. He was then ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Bishop BASIL at St Elijah Antiochian Church in Oklahoma City in June of 1995. It is appropriate to refer to him as “Father” John …

Our Patriarch, JOHN X

Our Patriarch, His Beatitude JOHN X of Antioch and all the East His Beatitude was born in Lattakia, Syria in 1955. His father, a poet and a teacher of Arabic was from the Syrian ‘Valley of the Christians’ and his mother was from Tripoli, Lebanon, the site of the Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand.Patriarch …


Our Patron: Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra in Lycia (present day Turkey). He is known not only for many miracles but also for his love and compassion for both the poor and children. He was present at the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea (c. AD 325) as a staunch opponent of Arianism. This historical character …