St. James Orthodox Church
1651 Horizon Parkway, Suite 400, Buford, Georgia 30518
"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8)


St. James Orthodox Church is located in Buford, Georgia, in the northeast metropolitan Atlanta area, serving all of north and northeast Georgia. Founded in 2013, we are a quickly growing mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Our services are family-friendly and are celebrated in English. 


Our parish is more than just a place where people come to worship the living God (although it is first and foremost that!). St. James is a vibrant and exceptionally friendly faith community of people of all ages who are working out their salvation together and raising their families in accordance with the commandments of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, following the sacred norms for spiritual life of the ancient Holy Eastern Orthodox Church.

Our congregants journeyed to the Orthodox Church from many other Christian and non-Christian traditions, as well as being "born" into the faith, yet all are seeking a depth of spiritual richness and continuity of worship and faith that stretches 2000 years through the centuries. We do not seek to be entertained, but instructed. We do not ask what the Church can do for us, but to worship the Great "I AM", our Lord Jesus Christ, in the same manner as the early Christians, simply because He is God

We are always honored to have visitors join us for prayer and worship, and encourage you to visit and to discover for yourself the enduring appeal of the fullness of the Church as found in the Eastern Orthodox faith.

"Come and see." (John 1:46)


Our parish has opened up! Anyone may attend any service. According to the newest directive from our Metropolitan, masking is no longer required while in church from anyone. Nevertheless, those who choose to continue wearing masks in the church, especially those with health issues, are not to be discouraged IN ANY WAY from doing so. Please be considerate of others. 

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the recent spike in Covid cases, we will be streaming Vespers, Orthros and Divine Liturgy on Saturday evenings and Sundays via Facebook for those unable to attend in person. Please click on the Facebook logo at the top left of this webpage for access! 



Saturday Evening Vespers: 5:00 PM 

Sunday Morning Orthros: 9:00 AM 

Sunday Morning Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Check out the new pictures in our PHOTOS section!

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The Sacrament of Confession

The Holy Fire 2021

Visit of the Wonderworking and Myrrhstreaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God “Hawaiian“ to St. James

Hidden Saints

NEW! There are thousands of saints in the Orthodox calendar--how many do you know? Fr. Steven's weekly series Hidden Saints,  explores the lesser-known saints of the Holy Orthodox Church. Now also on Ancient Faith Radio!

The Sunday of All Saints

A Wellspring of Humility - Saint Nektarios of Aegina

Elder Joseph the Hesychast and the Jesus Prayer

A Visit to the Holy Mountain Athos - 60 Minutes Documentary

Services & Events

My Online Donation to Saint James Mission!

Sunday Bulletin

The Evangelion

Father Steven's Hidden Saints

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