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.
JULY 2024
SundaySun MondayMon TuesdayTue WednesdayWed ThursdayThu FridayFri SaturdaySat
Jun 30
9:20 AM Orthros
10:30 AM Liturgy
Coffee Hour-Davis Family
1
Cosmas and Damian
2
3
Fast
4
Independence Day
5
Fast
6

5 PM Vespers
7
9:20 AM  Orthros
10:30 AM Liturgy
Coffee Hour-Open
8
9
6:30 AM Orthros
7:00 Parish Council Meeting
10
6 PM Daily Vespers 
Fast
11
Euphemia the Great Martyr
12
Fast
13
Synaxis of Archangel Gabrie
4 PM  Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
14

9:20 AM Orthors

10:30 AM Liturgy

Coffee Hour-Donnie Lucas
15
St. Vladimir
16
17
The Holy Great Martyr Marina
Fast
18
19
Macrina the Righteous, sister of St. Basil
6 PM Daily Vespers
Fast
20
Prophet Elijah
Choir 4 PM Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
21
9:20 AM Orthros
10:30 AM Liturgy
Coffee Hour-Saad Family

2:30 PM  Wedding
22
Mary Magdalene, the Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal to the Apostles
Clergy Symposium
Antiochian Village
23
Clergy Symposium
Antiochian Village
24
Christina the Great Martyr of Tyre
Clergy Symposium
Antiochian Village
6 PM  Daily Vespers
Fast
25
Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Theotokos
Clergy Symposium
Antiochian Village
26
Paraskeve the Righteous Martyr of Rome
Clergy Symposium
Antiochian Village
6 PM  Liturgy and Baptism
Fast
27
Panteleimon the Great Martyr & Healer
4 PM  Choir Practice
5 PM  Vespers
28
9:20 AM Orthros
10:30 AM Liturgy
Coffee Hour-Open
29
30
6:30 AM Orthros
31
5:30 PM Orthros
6:30 PM Divine Liturgy with Procession of the Holy Cross
Fast
Aug 1
Procession of the Cross
6 PM Paraklesis at St George Cathedral, Charleston
Fast
Aug 2
6 PM Paraklesis 
Fast
Aug 3
4 PM Choir Practice
5 PM Vespers, followed by Confession
Fast: wine & oil

News & Upcoming Events
  • Burning of Our Mortgage
    Father John "burned the church's mortgage," after making our last payment to our bank.
  • Holy Pentecost and Holy Spirit Feast Days
    Our Church is Decorated for the Feast of Holy Pentecost and Holy Spirit Feast Day 2024!
  • Father Nicolas' Ordination
    What a blessing to witness Father Nicholas’ ordination at our parish, Friday, May 10, 2024. Thank you to all who helped make this day special!Axios! Father Nicholas!
  • Holy Pascha
    Christ is Risen!
  • Small Resurrection
    A blessed Holy Saturday! "Arise O God, and judge the earth, for You shall take all nations to Your inheritance!" Be sure to join us tonight at 10 pm as we celebrate the Feast of Feasts!Photo courtesy
  • Holy Unction Service
    The sacrament of the unction of the sick is the Church’s specific prayer for healing. If the faith of the believers is strong enough, and if it is the will of God, there is every reason to belie
  • Palm Sunday
    Blessed Palm Sunday! This evening at 6:30 PM, we will offer the Bridegroom Matins and begin Great and Holy Week. May God strengthen all of us in these holy days.
  • Ladies Handbag Giveaway
    In January and February, our Ladies donated unwanted and gently used handbags and filled them with personal items for women in need. 
  • 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)