Eastern Orthodox churches in Florida

Ascetic

New Member
This is a pretty useful tool - just type in your zip code and it should pull up options:

Thank you. I am not Eastern Orthodox and have a difficult time determining which churches are considered Orthodox by the ancient churches. If a church is not on the map at Orthodoxy in America for Florida may I conclude that such a church is not part of the ancient Eastern Orthodox family of churches?

Thanks again.

+++ And I still would like to chat with any member of this forum who attends an Eastern Orthodox church in Florida. Thank you.
 

Timket

Active member
Thank you. I am not Eastern Orthodox and have a difficult time determining which churches are considered Orthodox by the ancient churches. If a church is not on the map at Orthodoxy in America for Florida may I conclude that such a church is not part of the ancient Eastern Orthodox family of churches?
There are (unfortunately) a few knock-off groups who claim to be Orthodox but are not, or used to be Orthodox but went into schism. If you don't see a church on the Orthodoxy in America map, it may be because the site has not updated, or it might be one of those knock-off groups.

In any case, Eastern Orthodox comprises of:
The Greek Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church, including ROCOR (the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia)
The Romanian Orthodox Church
The Antiochian Orthodox Church
The Georgian Orthodox Church
The Serbian Orthodox Church
The Albanian Orthodox Church
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church in America ("OCA")
And a few other, rarer bodies.
 

Ascetic

New Member
There are (unfortunately) a few knock-off groups who claim to be Orthodox but are not, or used to be Orthodox but went into schism. If you don't see a church on the Orthodoxy in America map, it may be because the site has not updated, or it might be one of those knock-off groups.

In any case, Eastern Orthodox comprises of:
The Greek Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church, including ROCOR (the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia)
The Romanian Orthodox Church
The Antiochian Orthodox Church
The Georgian Orthodox Church
The Serbian Orthodox Church
The Albanian Orthodox Church
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church in America ("OCA")
And a few other, rarer bodies.
Excellent, thank you.

For this Roman Catholic seeking the Eastern light, it seems things would be easier to follow if y'all had one pope. (Also my attempt at a little humor!, lol)
 

Timket

Active member
For this Roman Catholic seeking the Eastern light, it seems things would be easier to follow if y'all had one pope. (Also my attempt at a little humor!, lol)
Blessings on your seeking! And I understand the concern - just as Paul wrote to Christians in Greek city-states (Thessalonica, Galatia, Ephesus), nowadays we have a church organized around states (Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, etc). America is the big exception to this because each immigrant group brought their own clergy here - but we're working on resolving the overlap of jurisdictions.
 

Jerry_Fletcher

New Member
Does any member of this forum attend an Eastern Orthodox church in Florida? If so, where? Thank you.
Not sure if this is something you're still wondering, but I went to the OCA by the name "St James the Apostle" in Port St Lucie. Good church with great liturgy. The priest is the son of an evangelist so that is also close to his heart.
 
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