Our Parish - Welcome - Smiocbristol
We at St. Marys Indian Orthodox Church, Bristol (SMIOC) welcome believers who wish to join and partner with us to build a congregation with a Malankara (Indian) Orthodox ethos that will be a witness for our Lord among the faithful and the community at large.
The Holy Church (in Greek 'kyriakon') is the sanctuary where the Lord dwells. It is the one place we can turn to when we are faced with tribulations; the one place we can seek refuge.
The Orthodox faith is the ‘One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic’ faith. We believe the most visible way God knits people into the community of Christ and draws people into a personal relationship with God is through a congregation that focuses on WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP and SERVICE.
We invite you to WORSHIP with us and build and enrich the FELLOWSHIP of believers with your talents and resources and together seek the sustenance and strength of the Holy Spirit to shine for Christ through SERVICE.
God Almighty has blessed us in so many ways and this church is a testament to the strength God has given us. We are excited by the prospects and opportunities this church brings and look forward to continuing growing spiritually to serve God and the Church.