About our Mission
As a mission of the Orthodox Church in America in the Diocese of the South under His Eminence Alexander, Archbishop of Dallas and the South, we are devoted to cultivating the Orthodox faith of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and risen, ascended and reigning at the Father's right hand in heaven, and ever-present by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Mystery of His Church.
The Orthodox life is a daily pilgrimage of sorrow and joy, prayer and repentance: taking up our cross, denying ourselves, and dying daily to the ways of the world that we might learn to love God and our neighbor and come to share the life of God in Christ and the Holy Spirit.
"Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!"
Visitors are always welcome.
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|Saturday, December 16th|
5:00 Great Vespers, followed by Confessions
|Sunday, December 17th|
9:40 3rd & 6th Hours
10:00 Divine Liturgy
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Saturday of the 13th Week
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
St. Matthew Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Alexander (Golitzin) Archbishop of Dallas, the South and the Bulgarian Diocese. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Baton Rouge and the local area.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.