Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite There is a big distinction between merely believing that God exists, seeing Him in nature or in the Scriptures, and knowing the Lord by the Holy Spirit.St. Silouan the Athonite
Hymn for Pentecost

Blessed art thou, O Christ our God, who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise, having sent upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them thou hast fished the universe, O Lover of mankind, glory to thee.

Welcome

We are parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, under the pastoral care of Metropolitan JOSEPH, 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 community 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!

News

St. Timon Sunday - June 27

Each year in our Diocese, the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Timon is set aside to remember our sister Diocese of Bosra-Hauran in Syria. We will take a special collection in support of our Metropolitan SABA and our brothers and sisters there. St. Timon is the patron saint of that Diocese.

Feast of the Transfiguration

We commemorate the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6 - we will have Divine Liturgy for this feast the preceding evening, Aug 5, 6:30PM

Dormition Fast

The Dormition Fast lasts from Aug 1 to Aug 14 as a brief season of preparation for the Feast of the Dormition on August 15. During this period, we follow the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and olive oil) on all days except Saturdays and Sundays when there is katalysis (dispensation) for wine and olive oil, and on the feast of the Transfiguration, August 6th, when there is katalysis for fish, wine and olive oil.

Online Store

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