The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:26). The full name of the Patriarchate of Antioch is the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. Our Patriarch (head bishop) resides in Damascus, Syria on the “street called Straight” (Acts (9:11); however, the patriarchate (territory) extends to Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Australia.
We belong to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
His Grace Bishop John is the episcopal overseer of the Western Rite Vicariate.
Father Ed Hughes is the official Advisor to the Metropolitan for the Vicariate. The Metropolitan is the title for the head bishop of our Archdiocese. The Vicariate is the title of our group of parishes that serve the Western Rite within the Archdiocese.
Father Adam Roberts is our parish priest. Fr. Adam is the dean of St. Athansius College, a co-founder of Camp St Thekla, has written several books, hosted the “Go Forth” podcast on Ancient Faith Radio, hosted the weekly live broadcast “Stories That Work” for two years for the Department of Missions and Evangelism, a documentarian, and has a Masters of Theology in Pastoral Counseling from the University of Balamand. In his counseling, he has counseled married couples as well as youth and young adults who are struggling with purpose and identity.