Metropolitan JOSEPH.  We are in communion with all other cannonical Orthodox jurisdictions.  Our Parish was established to bring the Orthodox Faith to all of the people of the Santa Clarita Valley.
     For those who are non-Orthodox, we are honored to welcome you with us. The present day Orthodox Church is the direct continuation of the very same church started by our Lord Jesus Christ, and which spread throughout the world through the Apostles and their successors.  The faith and practice of the church have matured over the centuries but have retained the same essential meaning as that which was given to us through the Apostles.   Our particular church of Antioch was started by the Apostles Peter and Paul.  It was in Antioch, that the "disciples were first called Christians." (Acts 11:26)