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« on: September 28, 2008, 11:59:06 AM »

Hi,

I haven't posted in a while.  Who would I contact if I wanted to recommend an Orthodox church to be built in my area?  There are no Orthodox churches in the south Dallas area where I live (but there are several in Ft. Worth and north Dallas), and would just need to know who to contact to make the recommendation.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 04:34:16 PM »

Hello again!

I would start by attending one of the parishes a little farther from your house, and as that community grows, it can be split into two parishes. When the time comes to find a home for the daughter parish, you can suggest to your priest and bishop that it be located in South Dallas, and see what they say.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 05:05:08 PM »

Do you know of many Orthodox (or those interested in Orthodoxy) in your area?
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 05:25:13 PM »

From what I understand about how the OCA is planting missions in the metropolitan areas of Texas, it's not likely that one would just be planted in south Dallas out of the blue.  Typically, what happens is that as more people begin attending services that are commuting in from another area, they'll form the nucleus of a new mission in their area.  Then, as those missions grow and begin attracting more people from further away, they'll spin off new missions in those areas, with new churches basically spreading outwards from the established ones.  If none are being established in south Dallas, it's probably because there aren't enough people from that area to form a new mission.  I can't really speak to how the Greeks or Antiochians choose where to plant missions, but I would not be surprised if it's along similar lines.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 06:35:11 PM »

The other obvious thing to do is to contact the diocese directly. Don't expect them to make a parish just for you, but if they have gotten other such queries they might know of some other people who would like to organize a parish in those parts. Or for that matter, they might commission you to start organizing!

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