American Orthodox Church

and the

North American Orthodox Church




"One of the most excellent allotments of the gift of faith, is for a man to be certain of the petition of his prayer through his trust in God. Certainty of faith in God is not  the soundness of a man's confession  (although this is the mother of faith), but a soul that beholds the truth of God by the power of her disciplines." St. Isaac the Syrian

"So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase."  1 Corinthians 3:7


     The American Orthodox Church and North American Orthodox Church defines Western Orthodoxy not in terms of nationalism or ethnocentrism, but as giving the faith and belief as it was from the early Church in ways respective of the diversity of nationalities and ethnicities which makes up the American people. 

     We bring this through a fully participatory Liturgy that teaches the faith in ways the people can relate to, not by enforcing unfamiliar customs and practices. 

     The Americas are western nations, thus the AOC-NAOC is a Western Orthodox Church of World Wide Orthodox Catholic Christianity.


Staying on the Right Path of Orthodox Catholic Christian Truth in North America

Statement on Sexual Misconduct in the Church

Our Declaration & Statement

Our Statement of Faith


American Orthodox Church and North American Orthodox Church


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     We are privileged to have you visit our website. We trust that your visit will be spiritually and materially enriching.


     Our members are almost entirely American converts, drawn to Eastern and Western Orthodox Catholic Christianity for its unbroken line of fidelity to that faith founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, upon His Apostles and Holy Scriptures. 


     All services are in English. Our clergy and our various missions and parishes strive to maintain the traditional Orthodox ethos, and the ancient way of life and worship within an American context.

As we Welcome You, so does Our Metropolitan Archbishop - Primate Truly Welcomes YOU to this website!


It is a very busy Website and there is much you can also learn from the root, ground, and base of all thing that are truly "Christian" as handed down to us through time and history!

This is the Home of the

American Orthodox Church

originally established in 1921 - 1927

with the blessings of the Holy Patriarchate of Moscow

Voice of American Orthodox Catholic Christianity

And the

North American Orthodox Church

No Other so-called "Mother Church" or jurisdiction has been actively in existence until 1971-1972 (California Corporation)

and this is why we are called, by some, as the

true Mother Church in the U.S.A. and Canada because we are an active thriving jurisdiction with clergy and faithful in the U.S. - Canada - and South America. 

We are not a part of Theocacna.


A Canonical Orthodox Catholic Jurisdiction of World Wide Orthodoxy






"In Vain do they worship me; teaching as doctrine what is only precepts."

[Matthew 15: 9]





"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."


- Blessed St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco


The true Orthodox Church is the roots of all things CHRISTIAN and Catholic. It is large enough to accommodate various  theologies that are not diametrically opposed to the faith and morals taught by the Apostolic Church.

Unity in the Essentials, Liberty in differences and Charity in all things.