Apostolic Orthodox Church (AOC)

Holy Synod of Saint Athanasius Congregation

In America & The Middle East



Saint Athanasius

  • Holy Synod of St Athanasius Congregation is an autonomous Eastern Orthodox Church, Affiliated With apostolic Orthodox church of Russia.
  • It’s line of apostolic succession descends from the Eastern Orthodox Russian Church.
  • The church holds itself to be fully Christian and fully Orthodox, maintaining the seven sacraments and apostolic succession.
  • HSSAC’s belief is based and committed to the Nicene creed and practices open communion for all Christians who acknowledge the real presence of Christ in Eucharist.
  • It has established spiritual, educational and social programs designed to feed those who are in need.
  • Its dedication courage and love of service to Christ is through serving His people.
  • Hierarchy
    Archbishop Maximus

    Archbishop Maximus Hanna

    Primate of Holy Synod of ST Athanasius Congregation In America & The Middle East + Member of Holy Synod of Apostolic Orthodox Church in Russia
    Dean of ST Athanasius Institute For Patristic Theology.


    Apostolic Orthodox Church of Russia is affiliated with his Holiness Bartholomeus I

    Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch

    Archbishop Gregory

    Archbishop Gregory Mikhnov-Vaitenko

    Primate of the Apostolic Orthodox Church in Russia (AOC).

    Sample Article
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    Apr 03, 2023

    How To Be an Effective Witness for Christ?

    Witnessing is much more than just telling others about Christ. That is definitely part of it, but more than that it is "being" a witness for Him. The best way to teach others about Christ and to make them desire to have Jesus in their own lives is to l...