St. Simon the Cyrenian - The African Orthodox Church in America
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We hope you can find everything you need. St. Simon the Cyrenian African Orthodox Church in America along with our sister Haiti, Kenya Tanzania.
Our Mission
Together, through the grace of the Sweet Holy Spirit we "Live JESUS," reaching out, embracing all with compassion, humility gentleness.
Our Churches in America, Haiti, Tanzania Kenya are "Western Rite Orthodoxy.  Our Eastern Orthodoxy and our traditions, dress liturgy are Western in music
with each people and country speaking own tongs. 

 “The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.  It is Catholic, but not Roman.  It isn’t non-denominational.  It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost over 2,000 years ago,” Orthodox Christianity is “the Faith once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 3)

The African Orthodox Church is Eastern Orthodox in doctrine and Western in tradition.  We were organized in 1921 in New York City, N.Y., by Archbishop George Alexander McGuire and in East Africa by Archbishop Daniel William Alexander in 1926.   We are “autocephalous” Church completely self-governing.  We the African Orthodox Church in America are one of five jurisdictions in America of the African Orthodox Church.  Orthodox Christianity is the ancient Faith in a modern world.  It is the continuation of the Body of Christ unbroken and undefeated for over 2000 years.
The original Christian Church started by Christ and His Apostles must still exist today in reality because the Lord Himself said that He would build His Church and the gates of Hades would not prevail against it. (Mt. 16:18)
 Our Religion is Kindness
"We are trying to go to heaven and take as many as we can with us."

The Church of St. Simon the Cyrenian AOCA
7221 East Ridge Drive, Hyattsville, MD. 20785
Mailing Address PO Box 1428, Suitland, MD. 20752
Liturgy Schedule

8:00 A.M. Prayers of the Priest Sundays
9:30 A.M. The Divine Liturgy Sundays
11:00 A.M. Sunday School
7:30 P.M. Holy Days Weekdays
Sacrament of Reconciliation

3:00 - 4:30 P.M. Saturdays by appointments
Orthodox Information Nights

First & Third Fridays of the month at 7:30 P.M.
Additional Classes Posted
Saturday Morning Bible Study and Prayer
11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon
We baptize children on the last weekend of each month at the 9:30 A.M. Liturgy.
Please contact the Rector at least a month in advance.  Baptism classes are required.
Marriage preparation preparing for a wedding and married life.  Contact the Rector 6 months in advance.
Anointing of the Sick
If you or a loved one are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, or weakened because of prolonged illness or advanced age, you are encouraged to receive the sacrament.  Please call the Church.

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Archbishop George Alexander McGuire
Orthodoxy Proclaiming
 the Truth Since 33 AD
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