Saint Matthew the Apostle Orthodox Church
Cultivating the Ancient Faith in the Heart of Louisiana
8775 Jefferson Hwy, Suite E / Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
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The Orthodox Way: a newspaper article on our congregation
St. Matthew flock meets in mini-mall shop
By MARK H. HUNTER
Special to The Advocate
Published: Oct 23, 2010

Except for the intermittent hum of passing traffic, the Country Club Shadows mini-mall along Jefferson Highway is a quiet place on Sunday morning.

Then someone enters Suite E to attend Divine Liturgy at St. Matthew the Apostle Orthodox Church and lets the music out.

For a few seconds — the time it takes for the door to open and close again — the heavenly sound of a choir singing “Lord have mercy” in four-part harmony wafts into the wider world.

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8775 Jefferson Hwy, Suite E; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
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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…”

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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. 

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