Welcome to Holy Spirit Antiochian Orthodox Church located in Huntington, WV. We hope that you find its contents both edifying and informative.  Holy Spirit Orthodox Church is not “ours,” but she belongs to God. As such, she is home for all those whom God is calling into the fold of his Holy Church – that Church which has been faithful since Pentecost in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We are home to many “cradle” Orthodox, with roots, particularly in Lebanon and Syria, whose forefathers came to this country to search for freedom and a better life for their families. It was here in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christian, where St. Peter and Paul preached, and where for two thousand years, and against incredible odds, the Orthodox Christian faith has been preserved.

We also have many who have come from Catholic or various Protestant backgrounds but who have embraced the fullness of the Orthodox faith. For all those in search of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church – welcome home!

Fr. John Dixon and the faithful of Holy Spirit Antiochian Orthodox Church

  • Welcome!
    Holy Spirit Orthodox Church is growing, and we couldn't be more pleased! If you have yet to attend our parish, this is your invitation to visit.
  • Our Priest, Fr. John Dixon
    We are blessed to have a Priest who was called by God to serve. His compassion, kindness, patience, and wisdom has been guided us for over 22 years!
  • Inquirers Classes
    If you are interested in the Orthodox Church, we invite you to come and learn as Sbd. Nathan Johnson teaches the ancient faith, each Sunday morning.
  • Sunday School Classes
    Our Sunday School classes begin September 10, 2023. We have classes for all ages, which begin immediately after Holy Communion.
  • Our Beautiful Choir
    Shamassy Michele Paise has served as our choir director since 2021. Even though our choir is small, they lead the people in a acapella harmony.
  • AMEN - Men's Group
    The primary goal of The Antiochian Men (AMEN) is to help each other to become more like God.
  • Ladies Group
    The purpose of our group is to support Orthodox women through Christian love, charity, and fellowship. Our Ladies Group is part of the AWE.
  • Our Annual Middle Eastern Dinner
    Our church held its annual Middle Eastern Dinner, on Sunday, October 29, 2023, from noon until 6 PM in the fellowship hall of the church.
  • First Visit to an Orthodox Church: Twelve Things I Wish I'd Known
    Orthodox worship is different! Some of these differences are apparent, if perplexing, from the first moment you walk in a church.
  • Weekly Bible Study
    Join us every Wednesday at noon at our church for our weekly Bible Study with Fr. John Dixon. We follow the Dynamis from the Orthodox Prison Ministry.
  • Ordination of Deacon John Paise
    Subdeacon John Paise was ordained to the holy diaconate by Sayedna Thomas. May God grant Deacon John & Michele many years. Axios!
  • Our Ministries
    Our Church has been a long standing partner with the Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry. Check their website for their services.
FEBRUARY 2024
SundaySun MondayMon TuesdayTue WednesdayWed ThursdayThu FridayFri SaturdaySat
Jan 28
9:20 AM Orthros
10:30 Divine Liturgy 
Annual Parish Meeting (rescheduled)
Jan 29

6:30 PM Vespers
Jan 30
Three Holy Hierarchs
6:30 AM Orthros
Jan 31
11:30 AM  6th Hour Prayers
12 Noon Bible Study
6 PM Vespers
Fast
1
6:30 AM  Orthros
5 pm Orthros
6 PM Divine Liturgy (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord)
2
MEETING OF THE LORD
2 PM Marshall OCF
Fast: fish, wine, & oil
3
4 PM Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
4
9:20 AM Orthros
10:30 AM Divine Liturgy 
5
6
6:30  AM Orthros
7
11:30 AM  6th Hour Prayers
12 Noon Bible Study
6 PM Vespers
Fast
8
6:30  AM Orthros
9
2 PM Marshall OCF
Fast
10
Hieromartyr Haralambos
10 AM  Men's Fellowship (AMEN)
4 PM Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
11
9:20 AM Orthros 
10:30 AM Divine Liturgy 
12
13
6:30 AM Orthros
7:00 Parish Council Meeting
14
11:30 AM  6th Hour Prayers
12 Noon Bible Study
6 PM  Vespers
Fast
15
6:30  AM Orthros
16
2 PM Marshall OCF
Fast
17
4 PM Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession and Potluck/Fellowship
18
9:20 AM Orthros 
10:30 AM Divine Liturgy
19
20
6:30 AM Orthros
21
11:30 AM  6th Hour Prayers
12 Noon Bible Study
6 PM  Vespers
Fast
22
6:30  AM Orthros
23
St Polycarp of Smyrna
2 PM Marshall OCF
Fast
24
4 PM Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
25
Publican and Pharisee
9:20 AM Orthros
10:30 AM Divine Liturgy
26
Fast free
27
Repose of St Raphael of Brooklyn
6:30 AM Orthros
Fast free
28
11:30 AM  6th Hour Prayers
12 Noon Bible Study
6 PM  Vespers
Fast free
29
6:30  AM Orthros
Fast free
Mar 1
2 PM Marshall OCF
Fast free
Mar 2
4 PM Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
Fast free

News & Upcoming Events
  • Feast of Theophany
    “At Thine Epiphany in Jordan’s streams, O Christ, * receiving Baptism from Thy Forerunner John, * O Savior, Thou wast given witness that Thou art the belov’d Son. * That Thou art beg
  • Christmas 2023
    Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
  • St. Nicholas Meets Children
    On Sunday, December 10, 2023, St. Nicholas visited the children during their Sunday School class. 
  • New Catechumen December 2023
    Our church welcomed two new Catechumen on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. Donnie Lucas on the left and Joshua Opell on the right of Father John.
  • Father John Travels to Mt. Athos
    For the first time in his 20 years of the priesthood, Father John Dixon visited Mount Athos in October 2023.
  • Church Tours
    If interested, contact Fr. John Dixon to give you or your group a church tour. This would be a great time to see the inside of our beautiful church. 
Mailing Address
Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
1 Woodhaven Drive
Huntington, WV 25701
Email and Phone
frjohnwv@gmail.com
304-529-6693 (Phone)