About Us

Blessing of the Easter Baskets 2008

Blessing of the Easter Baskets 2008

All Saints began its journey in 1991 as a result of a small group of motivated Orthodox Christians focused on creating a true Pan Orthodox presence in the Raleigh, NC area. The founding fathers and mothers of All Saints represented most Orthodox jurisdictions within the Diaspora. However, English was and continues to be the language of choice, and a truly American ethos was cultivated.

The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America under the leadership of Metropolitan Philip officially accepted All Saints as a mission in October 1992. In the same year, Fr. Nicholas Sorensen was assigned as our first priest, and he continues to lead and serve our parish today.

Meeting in various rental locations at first, eventually land was purchased and the current building was completed in the spring of 1994. The first Divine Liturgy in this building was celebrated on Palm Sunday, 1994.

Today, we have grown to over 300 members with an emphasis on “Living the Christian Faith, Inviting America to Orthodoxy.” Due to our continued growth, alternative plans are being studied for expansion or building a new temple. Within the Antiochian Archdiocese, we locally belong to the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast under the Episcopal guidance of Bishop Antoun.

All Saints is a peaceful, loving community; we have a full liturgical schedule and educational opportunities for children as well as for adults. We thank God for all of His blessings and we invite you to worship with us and to experience the depth and mystery of God’s love within the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church of Jesus Christ-the Orthodox Church.