Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission in Gainesville is a diverse group of Orthodox Christians, interested in establishing a local Orthodox Church. The group initially met early in January 2010 and celebrated its first Divine Liturgy together on Feb. 28th.
The mission currently meets in the Family Life Center building of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, located at 751 Green Street, on the first and third Sundays of each month. The Hours are read at 10:10 a.m., and Divine Liturgy begins at 10:30 a.m. Services are in English and everyone is welcome to attend.
The Orthodox Mission in Gainesville is a mission of the Orthodox Church in America, under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of the South, in association with Saint Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Norcross. The Rev. Thomas Alessandroni currently serves as the priest in charge of the mission. If you are interested in learning more about the mission, please feel free to contact one of the persons listed on this site.
2nd Annual Blessing of Lake Lanier
On Theophany Sunday, January 6, 2013, the second annual blessing of Lake Lanier took place at Thompson Bridge Park. For more information, see the Lake Blessing page and view the article that was published in the Gainesville Times.