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Welcome to the website of Saint Michael the Archangel Orthodox Christian Church, Wichita, Kansas.

St. Michael's is a congregation of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
The Archdiocese is part of the Church of Antioch which was founded by the Apostles Peter and Paul.

St. Michael's is the first Western Rite congregation in Kansas.

"St. Michael's is the first Western Rite congregation in Kansas."

 
We are an Orthodox Church, but we do not worship using the Byzantine Rite. Our worship is rooted in the ancient liturgy of the Western Church before the Great Schism which separated the West from the Orthodox Catholic Church of the East.

What is Orthodoxy?
The Orthodox Church traces its roots directly and without interruption to Jesus and the Apostles. After the Day of Pentecost the Apostles went into the world preaching the Gospel of salvation in and through Jesus Christ. They founded communities throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East and from the original Patriarchates of Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Constantinople and Rome the Church spread throughout the world.

After a number of centuries, various differences in theology and practice arose between the Eastern and Western churches. This resulted in the initial split in 1054 and culminated in the sack of Constantinople in 1204. The Western church became known as the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern church continued on as the Orthodox Catholic Church.

Orthodox Christians believe that God has fully revealed himself and offered us eternal life in His Son Jesus Christ. The fullness of God's gifts to humanity is to be found in the life of our Mother, the Church. To us, the Church is a foretaste of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. Through our life in the Church we attempt to live these divine revelations of God. Therefore, we believe that we must guard and uphold the integrity of the Holy Orthodox Faith as it was handed down to us by Jesus Christ and His Apostles, defined by the Holy Ecumenical Councils, written and approved by the Holy Fathers and lived by the Saints.

What Will You Find at St. Michael's?
St. Michael’s seeks to be a community of Orthodox Christians that proclaim the truth as it is revealed by God in Christ, to faithfully hand on the Holy Tradition, and to manifest the truth of the Gospel in the way we live our lives as individual Christians and as a community.

We invite you to come and experience the fullness of the Orthodox Faith and the beauty and power of the Western Rite Liturgy. If you are seeking a community that is faithful to Scripture and Tradition, that strives to embody the Faith in holiness of living and is committed to offering our bounden duty and service in worship of the Holy Trinity, come and join us at St. Michael's.

 
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2710 E 61st Street North · Park City KS 67219 · (316) 734-6248

 

Address
2710 E 61st Street North
Park City, KS 67219

Phone
(316) 734-6248

Email
stmichaelorthodox@gmail.com

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