Welcome to the new website for Saint Sophia Orthodox Church of Dripping Springs, Texas! We're glad you've chosen to visit our website and learn more about the Orthodox Christian Faith. Please bear with us while we work on improving the look and content of our new site.
What is Orthodox Christianity?
The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church of the New Testament, founded by our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant; it is Orthodox, but not Jewish; it is Catholic, yet not Papal. Many groups today claim to be "non-denominational." The Orthodox Church isn't non-denominational; it is PRE-denominational, with deep roots that extend back fully two thousand years into the first century and the city of Jerusalem. Since that time, Orthodox Christians have continued in the Apostles preaching, teaching, and mystical breaking of bread. Please come visit, learn more, and worship with us soon!
Who are we?
Saint Sophia Orthodox Church is a parish under the spiritual authority of the Patriarch of Antioch. Antioch was one of the leading cities of the Roman Empire, and was one of the first places Christians went as they spread out from Judea. In fact, from the Acts of the Apostles we know that it was in Antioch that followers of "the Way," were first called, "Christians." We are a living, organic part of that very same community, planted here, in the new world.
The membership of Saint Sophia Orthodox Church is made up of Orthodox Christians from many different backgrounds (Greek, Romanian, Syrian, Russian, American). Some of us grew up in the Orthodox Church in distant lands, while others have grown up in Orthodoxy right here in America. Some of us were raised within the arms of the Orthodox Faith, while many others were raised differently, coming to a knowledge of the Christian Holy Tradition and God's Holy Church later in adult life. Whether you are a seeker of the Truth, someone from another tradition, or an Orthodox Christian who is new to the area, we welcome would love to get to know you better. We welcome you to, "come and see."