Who we are #2

The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America
(American Orthodox Catholic Church)


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Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner

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Our teachings are based on the faith of the Universal Church as set forth in the Nicene Creed. The mystery of the Holy Trinity and the mystery of the incarnation are central to our teachings. We believe in One Triune God: Father, Son and Holy-Spirit. We also believe and teach that the Only-begotten Son of God became incarnate for us men and for our salvation and became man. The same God begotten of his Father before all worlds without beginning according to his divinity was begotten of a mother without a father according to his humanity in a body of flesh with a rational, intelligent, and immortal soul which he took from the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary and united to himself, making it his very own at the moment of conception. The humanity he took for his own was assumed by God the Word, who was, thenceforth and for ever, the personal subject of the divine and human natures. His divine and human natures retain their own properties, faculties, and operations unconfusedly, immutably, undividedly, and inseparably.

Therefore, because the divinity and humanity are united in the Person of the same and only Son of God and Lord Jesus Christ, this Church rejects any teaching which suggests that Christ is an "ordinary man"whom God the Word inhabited, like the righteous men and the prophets of old. We further reject any teaching that explicitly or implicitly suggests that there are two Sons, or two Lords, or two Christs in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We confess one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is the same yesterday, today and forever. The same, through his passion, death, burial and resurrection, redeemed humanity from the bondage of sin and death, and secured the hope of resurrection and new life for all who put their faith in him, to whom, with his Father and the Holy Spirit, belongs confession, worship and adoration unto ages of ages.



Western Rite

This Church wishes to remind the reader and searcher who has come to our pages of the following;

We are a

canonically established Church. Our Charter places us in communion with them and some of our clergy from time to time have shared the altar with canonical clergy or have been invited to share the altar with the canonical clergy. No one has canonically shut this Church down in any way. We are still the same canonically established Church. We meet the requirements of the Sacred Canons to provide the Mysteries (Sacraments) to those who come to us.

Since we follow Holy Scripture, Orthodox Canons and Traditions in that order and use approved Orthodox liturgies we proclaim that we are in fact Orthodox. We are not part of the independent movement. We are the one true American Orthodox catholic Church!

Our Certificate of Good Standing is posted on one of our pages. That certificate can be verified by contacting the Secretary of the Commonwealth at the address shown on the document.

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