Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite I pray thee, O Merciful Lord, let all mankind, from Adam to the end of time, come to know Thee, that Thou art good and merciful, that all nations may rejoice in Thy peace, and behold the light of Thy countenance. Thy gaze is tranquil and meek and draws the soul to Thee.St. Silouan the Athonite
Hymn from Forgivness Sunday

We were expelled of old, O Lord, from the Garden of Eden, for wrongly eating from the tree. But, O my God and Savior, You once again have restored us through Your Cross and Your Passion. Thereby, O Master, fortify and enable us purely to finish Lent and to worship Your holy resurrection, Pascha our saving Passover, by the prayers of Your Mother.

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

February 22 - Forgiveness Sunday

We start Great Lent the following day (Feb. 23), and we start this season with the beautiful service of Forgiveness Vespers. To make it easier for everyone to participate, we will have this service of Forgiveness right after Liturgy on Feb. 22.

March 1 - Sunday of Orthodoxy

The greater Houston area Orthodox Christian parishes will join for the Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy 5 PM, March 1, at the St. Cyril of Jerusalem Orthodox Church in The Woodlands. All area encouraged to join for this time of prayer, which will also include a homily by Archimandrite Gerasim.

Lent is drawing near!

Great Lent begins Monday, February 23, and Pascha is Sunday, April 12. We are starting to populate the online parish calendar with details on services and activities during this season, so keep checking! Regular updates will also be provided via the electronic announcements each week.

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!