Our Community

Parish Health – What we need to be healthy.
Spirituality, Gospel & Life, Social Connectivity, Organizational Excellence.

Vision – The dream. The goal. Theosis.
An Orthodox community where people find transformation in Jesus Christ.

Mission Statements – How do we accomplish the Vision?
To proclaim salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior; to practice the Orthodox Christian faith; to be transformed into His likeness; and to foster spiritual growth and participation in the Life of the Church.

Moto – Worship, Community, Service, Education


Our Bishop, NICHOLAS

Antiochian.org/BishopNicholas In February 1981, Bishop Nicholas emigrated to the United States, where he began a course of study at Northeastern University. He earned several degrees, including Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Engineering, and a Specialization Certificate in Object-Oriented Design, Architecture, and Coding. He has also attended many …

Metropolitan JOSEPH

Our Metropolitan, JOSEPH

Antiochian.org/Metropolitan His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and priest. His Eminence was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1950. He completed his basic schooling at the St. John of Damascus and al-Assiyeh schools in Damascus and …

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 …

Saint Nicholas (Icon)

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 …