Apostle James

The Son of Alphaeus

Kontakion — Tone 2

Let us bless James, praising him as the messenger of God, for he filled the souls of the pious with wise dogmas. Standing at the throne of glory before the Master, he rejoices with all the angels unceasingly praying for us all.


A message from our parish priest, Fr. Mark Wallace.

A message from our parish priest,
Fr. Mark Wallace.


Founded in 2003, we are a vibrant parish dedicated to being a life-giving community of Orthodox Christian faith, worship, love, and service, proclaiming and protecting the Ancient Faith of Jesus Christ. Although we are a parish of The Antiochian Archdiocese, and our services are in English, we have embraced all who have come to us from the Romanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian and Greek expressions of Holy Orthodoxy.

We have a strong commitment to welcome those who are new to the parish, to engage all members in spiritual growth through faith formation from the youngest to the oldest, and to celebrate our faith together through the Divine Liturgy. Our outreach to the students/faculty of Oklahoma State University is reflected in a growing membership of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship group on campus.

Please come worship with us to experience the spirit of St. James, and I invite you to become part of our parish community. May our good God bless you and your family with His richest blessings.

In Christ,

Fr. Mark Wallace, Parish Priest

Fr. Mark Wallace

Parish Priest

Father Mark has 30 years of ministerial experience; as a pastor, prison chaplain, hospice chaplain and Area Director for Prison Fellowship Ministries. He has been an Orthodox priest since January, 2008. He and his wife Khouriya Susan, have three grown daughters and six grandchildren; all of whom are serving the Lord in the Orthodox Church. You can read about their journey to Holy Orthodoxy here, Fr. Mark was first commissioned by His Grace, Bishop BASIL, with leading a mission of the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church. He began serving the faithful at St. James, in October of 2013.

Upcoming Events

February 18, 2018
  • Prayers of Preparation
    9:45 am - 10:00 am

  • Divine Liturgy
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Forgiveness Vespers
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    This is an abbreviated service which will take place directly after the Divine Liturgy. For background on this service - Click Here

February 21, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Due to inclement weather

February 25, 2018
  • Prayers of Preparation
    9:45 am - 10:00 am

  • Divine Liturgy
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Follows immediately after the Divine Liturgy. Bring your icon from home and join in the processional!

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