ABOUT US

We are a Western Rite Orthodox Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). We serve the ancient Liturgy of Pope Saint Gregory the Great.

We are a community of Orthodox Christians who strive to love and to serve our local community and to bear witness to the Gospel of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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(404)543-1289

 

2289 North Decatur Road

Decatur, Georgia 3003

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SERVICES & INFORMATION

Services Information

Every Sunday we celebrate the Liturgy of St. Gregory the Great in Decatur, Georgia. Being a mission, we have started out simply, but in ancient fashion in a home that has been graciously provided for us. We'd love for you to join us for services! We are at:

2289 North Decatur Road  Decatur, Georgia 30033

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Pope Gregory I

(Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great,[1] was Pope from 3 September 590 to 12 March 604 AD. He is famous for instigating the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian Mission, to convert the then-pagan Anglo-Saxons in England to Christianity. Gregory is also well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as Pope. The epithet Saint Gregory the Dialogist has been attached to him in Eastern Christianity because of his Dialogues. English translations of Eastern texts sometimes list him as Gregory "Dialogos", or the Anglo-Latinate equivalent "Dialogus".

A Roman senator's son and himself the Prefect of Rome at 30, Gregory tried the monastery but soon returned to active public life, ending his life and the century as pope. Although he was the first pope from a monastic background, his prior political experiences may have helped him to be a talented administrator, who successfully established papal supremacy. During his papacy, he greatly surpassed with his administration the emperors in improving the welfare of the people of Rome, and he successfully challenged the theological views of Patriarch Eutychius of Constantinople before the emperor Tiberius II. Gregory regained papal authority in Spain and France and sent missionaries to England. The realignment of barbarian allegiance to Rome from their Arian Christian alliances shaped medieval Europe. Gregory saw Franks, Lombards, and Visigoths align with Rome in religion. He also combated against the Donatist heresy, popular particularly in North Africa at the time.

Throughout the Middle Ages, he was known as "the Father of Christian Worship" because of his exceptional efforts in revising the Roman worship of his day.[5] His contributions to the development of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, still in use in the Byzantine Rite, were so significant that he is generally recognized as its de facto author.

Gregory is a Doctor of the Church and one of the Latin Fathers. He is considered a saint in the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, and some Lutheran denominations. Immediately after his death, Gregory was canonized by popular acclaim. The Protestant reformer John Calvin admired Gregory greatly, and declared in his Institutes that Gregory was the last good Pope.[8] He is the patron saint of musicians, singers, students, and teachers.

(SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_I)

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