Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome to our parish website!
Our Holy Church is dedicated to The Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen who is celebrated on the 9th day of January. We are members of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia also known as ROCOR. Our ruling Patriarch is Our Great Lord and Father Kirill of Moscow and all of Russia. Our Ruling Bishop is Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Our Church is an English speaking community and all of The Divine Services are celebrated in English. Our Church was found just about 40 years ago in 1981 by our faithful people of Old Forge, who were seeking a Traditional Russian Orthodox Church, a Traditional Orthodox way of living, and a Traditional Russian Orthodox liturgical life. You need not to be of Russian lineage to attend or become a member of our Church since a great majority of our parishioners are not Russian and are Converts to The Orthodox Faith. We are a friendly and welcoming Church Family looking to grow in number and share The Holy Orthodox Faith with the people of Old Forge and beyond!
You are Cordially invited to come visit us, worship with us, and have fellowship with us!
You are also welcome to inquire with our Priest Father Vincent about becoming a member of our Church.
If you are not yet an Orthodox Christian we pray that by God’s Grace you can find your Spiritual Home here with us at Saint Stephens. Please feel free to contact or speak with Father Vincent about becoming an Orthodox Christian. The Orthodox Church is the Ancient Church of the Acts of the Apostles and is The Ark of Salvation for all mankind! We encourage you to find and seek out The Ancient Faith with us!
May God Bless you for visiting our humble website and we look forward to meeting you soon.
Glory to God for All Things!