St Peter’s was given this directive from Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese: “Establish a parish that will draw people who have never stepped into a church before.” It’s a worthwhile challenge, and one that can be fulfilled because many people are searching for enduring and certain truth.
Truth is found in Christ. “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” Jesus said. We encounter Christ through hearing the Gospel, and the Gospel as it comprehended and understood in our Orthodox Christian faith has led many people to embrace the Orthodox Church as well.
Here’s our mission as we have defined it so far: We want St. Peter’s to be a place of welcome to any one seeking Christ. We want St. Peter’s to develop into a place of prayer and worship where Christ can be found.
We welcome any Orthodox Christian from any jurisdiction to attend.
We especially welcome anyone interested in Orthodox Christianity to come, as well as Orthodox Christians who may be disenfranchised and want to reestablish contact with their Church.