We are a diverse community of Orthodox Christians and seekers from northeast Wisconsin.
The Orthodox Church humbly claims to be the One Church of Christ, founded on the apostolic witness to our Lord, born on the Day of Pentecost, and for 2,000 years making known to men, women, and children the path to salvation through repentance and faith in Christ. The Orthodox Church is not a denomination (for it predates Protestantism by 1,500 years) nor is it “the Eastern branch of the Roman Catholic Church.” It is, quite simply, the Church of Christ.
Guest and New Members
Guests and new members typically experience a very warm welcome at St Matthew services.
The activities of the Church, in addition to our worship schedule, include: Sunday Christian Education for children, teens, and adults; small groups; individualized instruction and preparation for Baptism and Chrismation; pastoral counseling; participation in local, national and international ministries; an annual parish picnic; fund raising activities, and the annual St Matthew Dinner. The parish also participates in the yearly rotation of Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers among the Orthodox Churches in Appleton, Iron Mountain, Minocqua, and Green Bay, involving Greek, Antiochian, and OCA participants.
St. Matthew Orthodox Church - Green Bay
607 Ravenswood Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54302
Vespers and Class:
Wednesdays at 6:00PM
Morning Prayer and Class:
Thursdays at 9:30AM
Saturdays at 5:30PM
Hours at 9:00AM
Liturgy at 9:30AM
(Please check Parish Calendar to confirm)
Private Confession available after Great Vespers on Saturday evenings or by appointment.
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
Saint Matthew Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the Midwest, which is presided over by The Right Reverend Paul (Gassios), Bishop of Chicago. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within the Green Bay vicinity.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.