On behalf of the family of God at Emmanuel Orthodox Church, we offer you a very warm welcome in the name of Jesus Christ! Emmanuel is an Orthodox Church, you may have heard us referred to as "Greek Orthodox" or "Eastern Orthodox." We are part of the original Christian Church of Jerusalem and Antioch, along with Greece, Asia, Africa and the Slavic countries. Orthodox history in North America goes back to 1794 when Orthodox missionaries first arrived to minister to the Native People of Alaska. Emmanuel is a canonical parish of the Diocese of Worcester and New England and our Bishop is His Grace, Bishop +JOHN (Abdalah).
Orthodox Christians believe that God is not an angry and vengeful judge anxious to destroy sinners. Rather, He is loving and eternally merciful God who created the universe and called it "good." He made mankind in His own image and likeness for a life of joyful communion with Himself. Despite our failings, sins and mistakes, He never ceases to love and freely offer His mercy, forgiveness and grace.
Emmanuel Orthodox Church is committed to Christianity as a way of life. Fidelity to the ancient faith, reverence in worship, love for God and each other and holiness in life are the hallmarks of the parish. You are invited to visit us. We will embrace you, pray for you, and encourage you as we strive together to attain the kingdom of heaven.