THE CHURCH An Orthodox House of Worship A WESTERN RITE PARISH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE RUSSIA
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:47
From its inception in the first century A.D., the New Testament church has been under relentless attack both internally and externally, yet, in spite of this persistent affliction and tribulation, there were no major schisms in the church for the first 1,000 years! During that millennia, the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church produced several liturgies and worship rites as the gospel spread to new lands. At THE CHURCH, we us the Rite of St. Gregory.
THE CHURCH in Port Jervis, was founded in 2020 as a community of Reformed Baptists. Over the years of faithful worship and practice, we came to realize that there was much more to be discovered about worship in Christ's church. Our Reformation foundation had not prepared us at all for the next step in our pilgrimage, but the Holy Spirit had. Desiring to participate in the rich Christianity experienced by the earliest Christians, the Lord brought us to Holy Orthodoxy. We are excited as we await reception as a community of the Western Rite of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas.
By God's grace, The Church has remained unaffected and unswayed by the many shifting cultural, political, ecclesiastical, and ever changing morals of the un-Christian society. All we offer to you is the authentic faith delivered once and for all time through the Apostles. We are a traditional Christian church, thus we offer no "new" theology; no "new" morality, and no man-centered worship. At THE CHURCH, we participate fully in the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church, and we welcome all who would like to discover more about this new life in Christ.
Sunday: Matins TBA Divine Liturgy of St. Gregory 11:00AM
Confession: Prior to Divine Liturgy or by appointment Wednesday: Bible Study TBA Saturday: (Ladies) Praying the Psalms TBA
Every first Sunday of the month at 10:00 AM, THE CHURCH gathers for a special Holy-Hour-for-life in the St. Stylianos' Chapel. The Holy Hour includes, the singing of Psalm 139, prayers for the un-born, prayers for mothers who have had an abortion, prayers for any affected by abortion. Changes in schedule are posted in the parish bulletin.
A Western Rite Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia