Who We Are
We are an Orthodox Parish in Huntsville, Alabama. Orthodoxy is a part of the oldest Christian tradition dating back to 33 A.D., the day of Pentecost. We trace our roots back to the Apostles and their teachings. We are a stronghold of the moral, theological, liturgical, and spiritual traditions of the early Church. We invite you to come and join us to experience the worship of Early Christianity in the modern setting.
Experience the worship of the Early Church
Rooted in moral, traditional, spiritual, and liturgical traditions
Join us for the Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 10:00
The Church teaches the gospel—or good news. Christians of the Eastern Churches call themselves Orthodox. This description comes to us from the fifth century and has two meanings which are closely related. The first definition is “true teaching.” The Orthodox Church believes that she has maintained and handed down the Christian faith, free from error and distortion, from the days of the Apostles. The second definition is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.
Holy Cross-Saints Constantine and Helen offers a wide range of ministries to support our parishioners and the North Alabama community.
These ministries include:
Philoptochos (friends of the poor) Society
Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 26,000 members and more than 400 active chapters, nationwide. Our active local chapter supports many local and regional charities.
The Church offers many activities and on-line resources for our youth. Sunday school is held weekly after Communion. Children in grades 6-12 have to opportunity to attend St. Stephen’s Summer Camp.
Holy Cross Sts Constantine and Helen hosts special events such as our Bake Sale and International Night throughout the year. Check here for upcoming programs and events.