Parish Mission

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America Uniform Parish Regulations 2005

PARISH
ARTICLE 15, Sections 1-5, Pp.27-28


Section 1: Headed by the Priest under jurisdiction of Archdiocese and Hierarch.
Section 2: The aims and purposes of the Parish are to keep, practice and proclaim the Orthodox Christian Faith pure and undefiled.

The Diakonia (Work & Ministry) of the Parish (Section 4)

  1. Proclaim and Teach the Gospel in accordance with Orthodox Faith.
  2. Sanctify the Faithful through God’s grace in:
    • Worship
    • Divine Liturgy
    • Sacramental Mysteries
  3. Enhance Spiritual Life of Parishioners
  4. Add to Their Numbers (Growth)
    • Instruction (Catechism)
    • Baptism
    • Chrismation
  5. Edify Parishioners by establishing educational and philanthropic activities that foster the aims and mission of the Parish in:
    • Orthodox Faith (Knowledge)
    • Orthodox Ethos (Praxis)
  6. Engage in inter-Orthodox, ecumenical and interfaith activities.
  7. Conform faithfully to the worship, sacramental life, doctrines, canons and discipline of the Church.
  8. Adhere to Archdiocesan Charter, Regulations and Hierarchical encyclicals.