Who We Are


The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians (GOC) of America is The Traditionalist Orthodox Church 

serving the faithful of North and South America following the old (Julian) calendar. Having its roots in the 

Diocese of Astoria, founded by Metropolitan Petros (Astyfides) in 1954, it presently consists of two Metropolises (America and Toronto) and two dioceses (Etna and Portland, and Boston), shepherded by five hierarchs, under the Presidency of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America.

The Church of the GOC of America is an autonomous Eparchy whose Mother Church is The Holy Synod of the Church of the GOC of Greece, under the Presidency of His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and 

all Greece. The bishops belonging to the Eparchial Synod are also members of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. We resist the heresy of Ecumenism.

Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou, located in Rochester Hills Michigan, is one of the churches of our Eparchy in USA serving under Father Steven Allen. 

Saint Irene church serves vespers every Friday at 7:30 pm followed by adult session.  During the adult session, Fr Steven discusses the Orthodox faith, salvation, among other vital areas relative to every Christian who struggles in the journey to reach deification.

Every Saturday vespers starts at 7:30 pm.

On Sunday orthros starts at 8:00 am followed by Holy Lirutgy at 10:00 am.

After liturgy all the parishioners enjoy fellowship over lunch offered by the philoptochos ladies