Emmanuel Orthodox Church
A Western-Rite Parish
25 Winthrop Terrace, Warren, Massachusetts


Emmanuel is a Western Rite Orthodox Church located in central Massachusetts. As a congregation of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, we are part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East ("...the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch" Acts 11:26.) While we share the faith of about a quarter billion Orthodox Christians around the world, as a Western Rite congregation we are blessed by our Bishops to use the ancient forms of Western worship. Most of us are converts from many different backgrounds who have come to Orthodoxy in search of authentic Christianity and a place where we may grow in knowledge and love of God. In the Orthodox Church we have found the "pearl of great price" and we rejoice to share what we have discovered. We hope you will explore our web site and join us in worship. 

Our Weekly Worship Schedule

  • Matins(Morning Prayer) Sunday 9:00 - 9:30 am
  • Sung Mass (Divine Liturgy) Sunday 9:30 - 10:45 am
  • Coffee Hour, Meal, Sunday After Mass
  • Free Community Meal First Tuesday of Each Month 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Vespers (Evening Prayer) See Calendar
  • Adult Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Beginning Wed. Sept 24th, 2014)

Confessions are heard durning Matins the last Sunday of each month, or by appointment. Holy Days are frequently celebrated on weekdays with either a 7:00 am or 6:30 pm mass. For a tentative list of weekday massaes check the calendar. Feel free to call or email to confirm.

Upcoming Feast Day

St. Augustine of Hippo

August 28, 2014

Aurelius Augustinus was born in 354 in Tagaste (modern-day Souk Ahras, Algeria) to a Christian mother and a pagan father, raised in Roman north Africa, educated in Carthage, and employed as a professor of rhetoric in Milan by 383. He followed the Manichaean religion in his student days, and was converted to Christianity by the preaching and example of Ambrose of Milan. He was baptized at Pascha in 387, and returned to north Africa and created a monastic foundation at Tagaste for himself and a group of friends. In 391 he was ordained a priest in Hippo Regius (now Annaba, in Algeria). He became a famous preacher (more than 350 preserved sermons are believed to be authentic), and was noted for combatting the Manichaean heresy. In 396 he was made coadjutor bishop of Hippo (assistant with the right of succession on the death of the current bishop), and remained as bishop in Hippo until his death in 430. He left his monastery, but continued to lead a monastic life in the episcopal residence. He left a Rule (Regula in Latin) for his monastery that has led him to be designated the "patron saint of Regular Clergy," that is, parish clergy who live by a monastic rule. Augustine died on August 28, 430, during the siege of Hippo by the Vandals. He is said to have encouraged its citizens to resist the attacks, primarily on the grounds that the Vandals adhered to heretical Arian Christianity.

Upcoming Feast Day

Beheading Of John The Baptist

August 29, 2014

The Beheading of St. John the Forerunner is the commemoration of the martyrdom of John the Forerunner. It is a strict fast day because of the grief of Christians at the violent death of the saint. It is commemorated by the Church on August 29. Although the Forerunner was beheaded in the Spring, around the time of the Passover, this feast was fixed for August, when a church was dedicated in its honor. The accounts about the martyrdom of John the Baptist are provided by Ss. Matthew (Mt.14:1-12) and Mark (Mark 6:14-29). It was in the 32nd year after the Birth of Christ.