" So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. "
Our Antiochian Mission
Christ the Good Shepherd Orthodox Mission is part of the Antiochian
Orthodox Patriarchate. Our church’s roots are traceable back to the
ancient, 1st century Christian church where the disciples were first
called Christians. We are part of the global Eastern
Orthodox Church communion that has believers all over the world.
The origins of Christ the Good Shepherd Orthodox Mission began in the summer
of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many churches remained
inaccessible a few families met weekly to pray outside on a family’s farm.
These first founders desired to have an Antiochian presence in the greater
Charlotte, NC area. The families worked with Bishop Nicholas and clergy, the
V. Rev. Fr. Paul Solberg and Deacon Thomas Fernandez to help organize and form
the mission. During that time we began meeting at a local Catholic church in
Concord, NC and continue to meet there at present. The mission was granted
official mission status in January of 2021 and we received our antimins and
began celebrating the Divine Liturgy in March of 2021.
Our parish is a place where people come to worship the living God
as well as a place where people can find a thriving faith community.
We have people from all ages and backgrounds working out their faith,
raising their families in alignment with our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ’s teachings within the sacred traditions of the Eastern Orthodox
Church. We would love for you to join us to pray and fellowship together.
Raising Faithful Children
Children are a top priority at CTGS and our Church School Department has 4
different classes this year, (2-4 yr olds, k5-2nd grade, gr3-4, gr5-6).
Kidz Rallies complete with games, object lessons and puppet shows are scheduled every other month.
Join us as we learn of God's great love and grow in our Orthodox Christian faith through Church School
lessons and Kidz Rallies.
If you'd like to learn more about our Children's ministries or our parish please visit our contact page.