Become Orthodox

"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart...you will be saved" (Romans 10:9). βœ₯

How To Become Orthodox

1. Visit a Local Church

Look for an Orthodox parish near you. Start attending the Divine Liturgy, meet the priest, and familiarize yourself with the other parishioners. Use our Parish Finder (🚧) tool, and we'll help you find a local Orthodox church.

2. Become A Catechumen

Learn about the Orthodox Christian faith. Ask your priest about going through the catechism process. What must one believe as an Orthodox Christian? Learn, here (🚧), about the dogmas, doctrines, canons, councils, and other traditions of the Church.

3. β€œBe Baptized” (Acts 2:38)

Receive the sacrament of baptism, instituted by Christ, by which we enter into His Church and Body. After catechism, you will be baptized (🚧) and confirmed (🚧). In the Book of Acts, we learn that Saint Peter commanded, according to the revelation of God, β€œRepent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

OUR PATRIARCHS

Pope Tawadros II
Coptic Orthodox Church
Catholicos Karekin II
Armenian Apostolic Church
Abune Antonios I
Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Patriarch Baselios Thomas I
Jacobite Syrian Church
Ignatius Aphrem II
Syriac Orthodox Church
Abune Mathias I
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Patriarch Baselios Marthoma Paulose II
Indian Orthodox Church