We are parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, under the pastoral care of Metropolitan PHILIP, and the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America shepherded by Bishop BASIL. We began as a mission in late 2001, sponsored by the St. Joseph Orthodox Christian Church of Houston, Texas. We were given the name of St. Silouan in 2004, and in the summer of 2012 we were granted full parish status from the Archdiocese. Follow the links at the left of the page to learn more about the parish, upcoming services, and the Orthodox Faith.
We are a pan-Orthodox group and welcome new members from any of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, as well anyone who is interested in learning more about Orthodox Christianity.
Visitors are always welcome at any of our services or other events!
Pastoral Visit of Bishop BASIL
His Grace Bishop BASIL will make his annual pastoral visit to our parish Tuesday evening, Oct. 15. The Daily Vespers service will begin at 6:30PM, to be followed by a free catered meal.
Our patron, St. Silouan, is commemorated on September 24, and we will have an evening Liturgy and meal on Monday evening, September 23 for this important day in the life of our parish.
Study and Discussion Group
In early October, we began a new study looking at the accounts of creation in the book of Genesis. This study is based primarily on the Hymns on Paradise by St. Ephrem the Syrian, a beautiful work coming from the Syrian roots of our Church.
Each Saturday afternoon our study and discussion group meets to learn more about our faith; the discussion is open to both newcomers and long time Orthodox Christians! All are invited at any time - we normally meet at 4:30 PM on Saturdays (but check the online calendar for exceptions), followed by the Great Vespers service at 5:30 PM.
Given the service schedule for Holy Week and Pascha, we will not meet again until later in May (stay tuned for schedule updates!)
Ongoing canned food drive
We wish to answer Christ's call to love our neighbors in part through a newly established ongoing canned food drive. Bring a can or two to church each time you come. The collection will be shared with those in need, through the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
We have been assigned to full parish status by the Antiochian Archdiocese and are no longer considered a mission! This web site and other documents will be updated soon to reflect this change.
We've created a new online book store through Amazon to help make it easier to find materials to learn about Orthodox Christianity. Check it out!