Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite Blessed is the soul that loves her brother: the Spirit of the Lord lives manifest within her, affording peace and gladness, and she weeps for the whole world.St. Silouan the Athonite
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life,Take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, meekness of mind, patience and love to Thy servant.
Yea O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for blessed art thou unto ages of ages. Amen.

About Us

In September 2001, His Grace Bishop BASIL gave his blessing to efforts to begin an Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission in the Bryan-College Station area. Since that time we have grown to include members of many backgrounds. St. Silouan the Athonite Mission is a local parish of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

Fr. Gregory Gibson is the priest assigned to this mission, and it was established under the guidance of priest-in-charge Fr. Matthew MacKay, pastor of the St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church.

The St. Silouan the Athonite Antiochian Orthodox Church celebrates the Liturgy using the Eastern (Byzantine) rite. This is the liturgical form used by the Antiochian, Greek, Russian, Serbian and other Eastern Orthodox Churches today. Much of the service is sung in Byzantine chant. Other parts of the Liturgy, such as the Nicene Creed and the Lord's Prayer, are recited by the congregation.