Our Parish

We invite you to explore the treasures of the ancient Orthodox Christian Church which is alive and well and growing in Wenatchee and throughout the world!

Our local Orthodox Christian community of Three Hierarchs1 is a parish within the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (www.antiochian.org), an Archdiocese of the Patriarchate of Antioch, where “the disciples were first called Christians” (Acts 11:26).  The current Patriarch (Bishop) of Antioch, John X, is the 162nd successor to the Apostle Peter and resides on “the street called Straight” in Damascus, Syria, where Saul (later, Paul) was baptized (Acts 9:11).

Our community is diverse, representing a wide variety of national and spiritual backgrounds.  While we have members of Greek, Slavic, and Romanian heritage, the vast majority of our membership has come to the Orthodox Faith later in life from a variety of spiritual backgrounds.  Most of our members are long time residents of the Wenatchee Valley.  

Three Hierarchs is a local expression of the one, unified Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world, which is “one faith, one Lord, one baptism” (Eph. 4:5).  The world-wide Orthodox Church is a communion of regional and national churches that share the same doctrine, worship, and spirituality in historical continuity from the time of the apostles.  

The Orthodox Church is not a human “institution” but an organism, i.e. the Body of Christ, the Divine-Human Body whose Head is Jesus Christ and who lives by the Spirit of God the Father.

We look forward to meeting you. We would be delighted to have you visit and worship with us.  Please feel free to contact us2 with any questions or for more information.  And may God bless you, and make His face to shine upon you, and grant you His peace.

Saturdays: 6:00pm Great Vespers3

Sundays: 8:30am Matins/Orthros4; 9:30am Divine Liturgy5

All Services in the English language

 

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1  Who are the Three Hierarchs?:  www.wenatcheeorthodox.com/three-hierarchs

2  Contact Father Michael: www.wenatcheeorthodox.com/contact-us, 509-263-6441

3  Vespers is the evening service of prayer of the Orthodox Church.

4  Matins (Latin) or Orthros (Greek) is the morning service of prayer of the Orthodox Church.  

5   Divine Liturgy is the common name given to the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper.