Saint Sophia Orthodox Church
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
225 Rose Drive, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Very Reverend Peter Smith
(512) 638-0721 (Phone)

Our parish priest is Archpriest Peter Smith.

Father Peter is a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Prior to attending seminary Fr. Peter was a deacon in the Orthodox Church for nearly five years. He was ordained to the holy priesthood during seminary, after which he continued to assist at St. Mary Orthodox Church, Cambridge, MA. Following graduation from seminary, Fr. Peter and his young family were transferred to Canada, where he served as Assistant Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Montreal. His first assignment as parish priest (proestamenos) was in 2000, when he was assigned to the pastorate of St. George Orthodox Church, Vicksburg, MS. After four years as priest of St. George, in 2004 Fr. Peter was assigned to the pastorate of St. Mary Orthodox Church in Wichita, KS. Fr. Peter and his family moved to central Texas and Saint Sophia Orthodox Church in 2009.

Fr. Peter is married and has two children, for which he is profoundly grateful. He and his wife are converts to Holy Orthodoxy (from Protestantism and Roman Catholicism) and as such are sensitive to the questions, confusion and concerns of those coming out of different faith traditions who may be approaching the Orthodox Faith for the first time.


Bishop BASIL
Metropolitan JOSEPH

His Eminence, The Most Reverend Metropolitan JOSEPH is the Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. Metropolitan JOSEPH is a member of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East is composed of the metropolitans who oversee the various archdioceses throughout the Patriarchate of Antioch. The Holy Synod and the Patriarchate are shephered by His Beatitude, JOHN X, successor of the Holy Apostle Peter who first established the episcopacy in the city of Antioch in the days of the Holy Apostles.