Welcome to the Official Website of The Companions of Christ Orthodox Catholic Mission in. We are an Eastern Orthodox Catholic Christian mission, headed by an Archbishop Metropolitan. We are part of The Byzantine Church Abroad. Our Church is autocephalous, headed by a Metropolitan. It is governed by the Synod of the Bishops of Western Europe. It brings together several eparchies
Our mission is committed to proclaim the Gospel to those who have not heard it, to do charity work to those who are in need regardless of: background, age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief and to foster according to Gospel values; peace, justice and the integrity of the creation worldwide, to defend the human rights of every individual and to work for unity between the Orthodox and other Christians.
The Companions of Christ Orthodox Mission was founded in 2005. The mission is dedicated to the national and international exchange of knowledge within the context of the Orthodox tradition.
We are also active in humanitarian aid work, food banks and homeless projects.
We invite you to be a part of the movement that began with Christ’s last command to His disciples to “make disciples of all nations”. For 2000 years, this has been the mission of the Orthodox Church. This work continues with you!
We believe that the living Tradition of the Church and the principles of concord and harmony are expressed through the common mind of the universal episcopate as the need arises. In all other matters, the internal life of each independent Church is administered by the bishops of that particular Church.
Our Eastern Christian Tradition places us within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of God. We hold as sacred the Holy Scriptures, the ancient Creeds of the Church, the Seven Sacraments and governance through valid Episcopal Orders.
We draw on the rich Eastern Christian Traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church spirituality to help ourselves and others to discern God’s presence in our lives. As contemplatives in action, we bring this spirituality into the wider human context as we strive for social justice, charity work, peace, education, dialogue and Church unity.
We are dedicated to Orthodox evangelism. Our goal is to bring together Orthodox faithful into a uniﬁed and coordinated effort, to spread the truth of Orthodoxy in our modern time, in other words; Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century.
Our Mission was established in an effort to answer and deal with the following concerns:
How do we deal with Poverty, Homeless Issues, Refugees, Food Banks etc…
How does the modern culture of acceleration affect Orthodox Christianity in our time?
Can or should Orthodoxy follow this rhythm of life, even if this is the modern path to transmit its own message?
Can this happen without having an impact on the “eternal” nature of the sacred?
What is at stake here?
Is the relationship between the Orthodox Church and the present social order and its response to the ever-increasing calls for change?
Without ignoring the differences between the various theological currents of Orthodoxy, is the Orthodox Church delivering its message to society with all the challenges that this age is facing?
The Great Commission:
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
That all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We value proclaiming and witnessing Christ to all people with priority given to those who have never heard or accepted the Gospel.
We value sharing the love of Christ for the care of the total person – spiritual and physical.
We value ministry in the language and culture of the people.
We value our people – well-trained Missionaries, Staff, Supporters, Indigenous Leadership and those being served.
We value communities, parishes, and individuals that are mission-minded and have active mission involvement.
We value being an open and transparent mission that values the gifts of stewardship provided to us by the faithful.
We are guided by the following principles:
Gospel: To believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to adhere to His commandments, as expressed in the life and teachings of the Orthodox Church.
Communication: To acknowledge our responsibility to communicate Orthodox Christianity to the world and to invite all to partake of the fullness of the faith.
Education: To take a holistic approach to theological education and spiritual formation—integrating study, work, worship, and personal discipline.
Values: To manifest Orthodox Christian love, service, worship, and learning in the life of the community and beyond.
Unity: To be committed to Christian unity.
Transparent: To be open, transparent, and responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
Participation: To encourage every member of the community to be a full and active participant in our mission.
Charity Work & Commitments: To be committed to the Holy Church teachings, to be also committed to fairness, justice, respect, and hospitality for all members of the community and our wider society, regardless of their background or beliefs.
Seeking to respond to the needs of the times and under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as well as by human insight, the intention of our Mission is to embrace a way of life which, by profession of the Evangelical Counsels, follows Christ and becomes an outstanding sign of the Heavenly Kingdom.