We are delighted that you have taken the time to visit Holy Ascension Orthodox Church’s website, and we certainly hope you will find what you are looking for here! The Orthodox Faith is a bottomless treasure chest, only small portion of which can be experienced online. We are committed, by our baptism, to share with you the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to do so here in Mt. Pleasant.

Holy Ascension is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America under the Archpastoral direction of His Grace, NIKON, Bishop of Boston, and Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South. The Orthodox Church in America is the autocephalous (self-governing) Orthodox Church on this continent, whose jurisdiction runs from Canada through Mexico under the omophor of His Beatitude, our Metropolitan JONAH.

The Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church professed in the Nicene Creed, which guards the “faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).  While such a statement can indeed be received as an arrogant one, we are the Church by grace, not by triumph or merit, and seek only to share the fullness of the Gospel with all who will hear it.

While reading will certainly help—one’s faith can always be deepened by searching the Scriptures and studying the writings of the faithful—we invite you to Come and See!

I am your servant in Christ,

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