see Ancient Faith brochures, esp. Encountering Christ in His Church, Welcome, What on Earth is the Orthodox Church, 12 Things I Wish I Knew.
Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within greater Fort Smith area. The Orthodox Church humbly claims to be the One Church of Christ, founded on the apostolic witness to our Lord, born on the Day of Pentecost, and for 2,000 years making known to men, women, and children the path to salvation through repentance and faith in Christ. The Orthodox Church is not a denomination (for it predates Protestantism by 1,500 years) nor is it "the Eastern branch of the Roman Catholic Church." It is, quite simply, the Church of Christ.