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)

What is the Orthodox Perspective on Original Sin?

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.

The Sunday of All Saints

St. Maria of Paris Women's Prayer Group

The St. Maria of Paris Women's Prayer Group meets each Tuesday morning at 10:30 in Bldg 700 for prayer, discussion, and fellowship. Please join us for this important intercessory gathering!

Sunday School is Underway!

Sunday School Starting!
Our new Sunday school year is underway!
We have 4 classes for our kids at St. James. Visitors, please join us!
3-6 year olds: Meet immediately after Eucharist in the front classroom
7-10 year olds: Meet immediately after Eucharist in the back classroom
11-13 year olds: Bring a snack from coffee hour (in the hall across the alley) after the Liturgy ends and come back to the front classroom
Teens: Bring a snack from coffee hour (in the hall across the alley) after the Liturgy ends and come back to the back classroom
With the Eyes of the Soul: The Life of St. Porphyrios

A Visit to the Holy Mountain Athos - 60 Minutes Documentary


Services & Events

My Online Donation to Saint James Mission!

Sunday Bulletin

Hidden Saints

Fr. Steven's Podcast series

The Life of the Church Today
The Life of the Church Today