About Our Parish

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Welcome to Holy Cross Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, located in the heart of Huntsville, Alabama, and serving the North Alabama Orthodox Christian Community.

Founded in 1964, the church was formed by a few Greek immigrant families and began services with part-times priests in various locations around the city. A permanent location was found and, in 1972, we built the cornerstone for our current church. The community now consists of Orthodox Christians across many ethnic backgrounds, including Albanians, Ethiopians, Belarussians, Bulgarians, Egyptians, Georgians, Greeks, Lebanese, Palestinians, Romanians, Russians, Syrians, Thai, and others across the Orthodox world as well as American converts to the Orthodox faith. We strive to continue to be a witness to Orthodox Christianity, the third-largest Christian body in the world with an unbroken history of 2000 years.

When you walk through our doors, you will find a warm, welcoming, and diverse community of Orthodox Christians who live and worship together as a family in order to deepen our relationship with the Triune God, thus becoming “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter. 1:4) with “the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16), and “filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18), as the Apostles Peter and Paul teach us in the Holy Scriptures.

Persons of all backgrounds are welcome to worship with us.

On behalf of our community, I welcome you to “Come and see!” Please feel free to contact us by phone or email, or to ask to speak to us in person at the Church. May God be with you all.

Yours in Christ’s love,
V. Rev. Timothy Cremeens, PhD
Holy Cross / Ss. Constantine & Helen Orthodox Church
3021 University Drive, NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35816
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Fr. Timothy Brant Cremeens, born on August 31, 1958, grew up in Springfield, Ohio. Raised in an Evangelical church of the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition, Fr. Timothy had a profound experience of conversion to Christ in 1972, during the height of the Jesus Movement, which set the course of the remainder of his life. In the middle 70’s he became involved in the Charismatic Movement that was sweeping the Christian Churches throughout the world. He married Tammy Kennedy in 1983 and they have three adult children.

Before Fr. Timothy’s reception into the Orthodox Church in 1987, he served as an Evangelical-Pentecostal pastor in several different congregations in Massachusetts, Ohio, Connecticut, and New York. He attended St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY, graduating with an MDiv in 1993.

Ordained a Deacon in 1991 and Presbyter (Priest) in 1992, he has served Antiochian, Albanian, OCA, and Greek Orthodox parishes in Connecticut, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Alabama. In 2011 Fr. Timothy was awarded a Ph.D. in Renewal Studies (Church History) from Regent University School of Divinity and has taught at several different colleges and universities. In 2017 He was elevated to the dignity of Archpriest. He is the author of Marginalized Voices: A History of the Charismatic Movement in the Orthodox Church in North America, published by Wipf & Stock.

Fr. Timothy has represented the Orthodox Church at numerous international and regional Ecumenical conferences. He serves on the Board of the Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), is the Spiritual Advisor of the Brotherhood of St. Symeon the New Theologian and a committee member of the Orthodox Christian Academy of Atlanta. He is a member of the Orthodox Theological Society, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the Charismatic Leaders’ Fellowship, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.

He is a member of the Alleluia Community, an intentional ecumenical Charismatic community in Augusta, Georgia. Fr. Timothy has served as the pastor of Holy Cross/Ss. Constantine & Helen Church since May 2019.



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