The full name of the Patriarchate of Antioch is the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:26). His Beatitude Patriarch John X (Yazigi) currently occupies the seat. He resides in Damascus, Syria on the “street called Straight” (Acts (9:11); however, the patriarchate extends to Asia, the Americas, Europe and Australia.
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph leads the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. He is one of our greatest proponents for missionary outreach to the lost sheep of North America.
Father Joseph Honeycutt of Saint Joseph the Betrothed is our Archpriest and the Dean of our Southeast Texas Deanery, which includes the following churches.
Saint Michael The Archangel, Beaumont
Saint George Orthodox, Houston
Saint Joseph The Betrothed, Houston
Saint Paul Orthodox, Houston (you are here)
Saint Silouan the Athonite Church, College Station
Saint Anthony the Great, Spring
The Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste Mission, Sugarland
Father Richard Petranek is our parish priest. His patience and sense of humor makes him the perfect pastor for a church full of “converts” to Orthodoxy. Father Richard is assisted by the faithful service of Deacon David Cook.