Welcome to the St. Willibrord!
Our parish church is part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, which has a continuous and unbroken history that reaches back to the New Testament church founded by the Apostles Paul and Barnabas in the city of Antioch. Together with all the other Eastern Orthodox Churches throughout the world, our prayer and worship is rooted in the most ancient Christian liturgies.
If you are seeking the Apostolic roots of the Christian Faith, we humbly offer a home where your heart can rest and your spirit can grow in the unchanging and living Faith of the historical Christian Church. For our calendar, please see the Join Us page. We would love to meet you. Come and see us!
May God bless you.
Fr. Steve Van Bronkhorst
The bishops of the church are our fathers in Christ and spiritual leaders on the global, national, and regional levels. Each of them stands as a representative of Jesus Christ in the church, fulfilling the same roles as the Apostles did in the first century as their direct successors. 1 Cor. 4:15
The Orthodox Church is a communion of 15 local churches that include over 300 million people worldwide. [list] The Church of Antioch, to which we belong, is still based in the same place where Christianity began 2000 years ago. Our patriarch, John X, is the 161st successor of the Apostle Peter as Bishop of Antioch.
Under the bishops' leadership, the priests, deacons, and lay people all work together to grow the Kingdom of God in the world, and encourage us as individuals to grow in holiness and God-likeness.
Jesus Christ … is our eternal and enduring joy, especially if Christians are in unity with the bishop, the presbyters [priests], and the deacons, who have been appointed according to the mind of Jesus Christ, whom He has established in security, after His own will, and by His Holy Spirit.— St. Ignatius of Antioch (107 AD)
+ John X
Patriarch of Antioch
Archbishop of New York
Bishop of Toledo