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 the Forefeast of the Nativity

Today the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth in an ineffable manner to the pre-eternal Word. Rejoice, therefore, O universe, when thou hearest, and glorify with the angels and shepherds him who shall appear by his own will as a new Child, the pre-eternal God.

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

Nativity Fast

We have entered the season of preparation for the Nativity of our Lord and Savior. During this season, in addition, to abstaining (fasting) from some foods, we also strive to increase our prayers and our charitable acts in support of all those in need.

We also encourage all to partake of the Sacrament of Confession as a part of our reflection for the upcoming Feast!

Opportunities for learning and fellowship

Our Catechism Class meets most Sundays after Liturgy (12:15PM), and all are welcome to participate. We also have an adult book study group that meets approximately monthly, as well as a young adult Dinner Club that meets periodically. Check out our online calendar to confirm meeting times!

Teen SOYO

Our youth group is growing and developing more activities - coming up on Sunday, Dec. 11 is a service project in support of the IOCC.

Online Store

We've created an online book store through Amazon to help make it easier to find materials to learn about Orthodox Christianity. Check it out!