The Greek Orthodox Church is an ancient faith filled with rich traditions. The Orthodox Church has been developing into a valuable presence and distinctive witness for more than two hundred years. The first Greek Orthodox Christians arrived in the New World in 1768, establishing a colony near the present city of St. Augustine, Florida. One of the original buildings in which these immigrants gathered for religious services is still standing.
The Greek Orthodox Church throughout the centuries has a deep connection to Greek culture and tradition. As Greeks emigrated throughout the world, they brought their culture and Orthodox Christianity with them.