" 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
C hrist 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.
T he 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.
O ur 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
C hildren 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.
Come And See
Orthros: Saturday 9:00am
Church School: Saturday 9:00am
Divine Liturgy: Saturday 10:00am
4401 St. Stephen's Church Road
Gold Hill, NC
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