A Word About Us
Who We Are
Grace Christian Cathedral (GCC) is a Christian orthodox community of believers, seeking to discover and follow Christ in thought, word, and deed in our generation. GCC is a bridge that provides introduction and access to the ancient apostolic faith between the worlds of Traditional Orthodoxy and post-modern Christian spirituality. Without question, GCC accepts the Orthodox Churches as the patristic origin of the Christian faith. However, the road home for non-Orthodox believers can be difficult when attempting to overcome nationalistic and cultural barriers found in the eastern communions.
The ancient apostolic faith and worship brings with it a beauty and mystical depth that is often times misunderstood by western Christians. The iconic and rubric expressions of Divine Liturgy and sacramental life can appear to be stoic and ritualistic to the uninformed. Grace Christian Cathedral offers the opportunity to experience the aspects of mystical worship which has a profound and timeless meaning for every generation.
Having received connection with the apostolic fathers through the succession of St. Peter, St. Thomas, St. James and other of the Apostles, Grace Christian Cathedral patterns its approach to Christianity after that of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Church’s while remaining reverent and relevant to the western American culture. Christ gave the Church simplistic and elemental provision by which all men of every tribe and tongue could partake of Him and His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. God, being no respecter of any specific person or culture, has provide all people with the opportunity to become a part of His family by grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
GCC lays no claim on canonical perfection or pedigree, but trusts in the person of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Scriptures, and our pursuit of Holy Tradition to lead us into all doctrinal and theological truth as we humbly seek unity with all believers as we follow Christ Jesus. The futility of dogmatic discussions and arguments can bear no good fruit and only leave the Christian community divided and discouraged. Anyone who has received Jesus Christ as Lord by faith and sincerely seeks eternal life in God’s Kingdom is welcomed with the open arms of fellowship.