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The largest is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which has about 500 parishes throughout the United States.
These are only some of the treasures of the Church which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles.
It was distinct, though not necessarily opposed, to that which developed in the Western portion of the Roman Empire and subsequent Medieval Kingdoms in the West.
While Christianity in the West developed in lands which knew the legal and moral philosophy of Ancient Rome, Eastern Christianity developed in lands which knew the Semitic and Hellenistic cultures.
In our Western Hemisphere, the Orthodox Church has been developing into a valuable presence and distinctive witness for more than two hundred years. The Shrine, named in memory of a great missionary of the Orthodox Church, honors those first Orthodox immigrants.
The first Greek Orthodox arrived in the New World in 1768, establishing a colony near the present city of St. One of the original buildings in which these immigrants gathered for religious services is still standing. The chapel serves as a national religious landmark, bearing witness to the presence of Orthodoxy in America from the earliest days of its history.Many Orthodox Christians in America proudly trace their ancestry to the lands and cultures of Europe and Asia, but the Orthodox Church in the United States can no longer be seen as an immigrant Church.