Who Are We?
We are not Jewish, but we are Orthodox. We hold to the traditions and faith of the early Christians, without change. We have preserved the original Christianity as was practiced in the first millennium.
We are not Roman, but we are Catholic. This is the church for all people, in all places, at all times. This is the universal church. We are united, and have maintained a direct line to the earliest Christians.
We are not Protestant, but the Bible came from us. Have you heard of Athanasius? He was the first man to write down the list of the New Testament as we know it today. We hold him, and the others involved in putting the Bible together, in high respect.
We are not a Denomination, but we are Pre-Denominational. Before there were denominations there was one Church and one Faith. The Orthodox Church calls all people, from all walks of life, to return to our heritage and get to know our Maker.
Mission Statement: St. Stephen Orthodox Church embodies the ancient Apostolic faith and Tradition to grow into the image and likeness of Christ through a sacramental life. By participating in liturgical services, prayer, education, study, fellowship and ministries, we cultivate our spiritual growth and that of our neighbor.
We represent and are a part of an expression of Christianity most of America has never heard of or experienced, despite having over 300 million members throughout the world. The Orthodox Church, as it has come to be known in the last few hundred years, dates back to Jesus and his initial followers. We have never changed our beliefs, because we believe that truth is a constant.
If you are aching for medicine of both soul and body, then come visit us and see what we have to offer.
Your servant in Christ,
Fr. Michael Heningham
About Our Church
We are a church in Ludlow, MA. and a Western Rite parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. We are currently holding services at 44 Sewall St, Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056
To learn more about the Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church, click HERE.
To learn more about the Western Rite of the Eastern Orthodox Church, click HERE.
Our pastor is Fr. Michael Heningham, under the care and supervision of Bishop JOHN of Worcester, MA.
Dn. Columcille Culver
Fr Michael Heningham
His Grace Bishop John
Auxilliary Bishop of the Diocese of Worcester