The above warning was given to me when I first met Orthodoxy in 1986. Today [2009] it is even more perilous, even more difficult to find the Royal Path. For one thing there is a far greater abundance of misinformation. And many materials are missing, and other materials are being rapidly rewritten. For another thing there are fewer than ever guides remaining on the Royal Path, especially who speak English. Hopefully this website will be a place where Newcomers to the Faith can keep at least one foot on solid ground, while they are "exploring."

blog owner: Joanna Higginbotham


jurisdiction: ROCA under Vladyka Agafangel

who did not submit to the RocorMP union in 2007


22 May 2007

Where is the nearest Church to me?

[in North America]

Start by checking a Directory that shows the Royal Path Churches in North America.

If you happen to live within a day's drive from a parish, then you are one of the few.  The true church today has somewhat of a "catacomb" existence.  And as time goes on, as we progress towards the one-world church of antichrist, the church will go deeper and deeper into the "catacombs".   Now is the time to start adjusting ourselves to this.

The question for many of us today is how do we begin a fruitful Orthodox life being so far away from a parish?  

How to begin is going to depend on circumstances.   In North America Fr. Gregory Williams is the Director of Missions.   I suggest making contact with him.  He may know of others in your area who are not listed in the directory.