Welcome to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church. We are an Orthodox Christian community in Bowling Green, KY, under the canonical and pastoral care of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. We are a continuation of that same living, breathing, and ever-growing community of Christians that you read of in the Book of Acts—an unbroken lineage.
Whether you are a guest, an inquirer, or simply a visitor from another parish, we give thanks to God for your presence in our midst. We're here to answer any questions you might have about Orthodox Christianity, your personal spiritual experiences, and your journey of faith in the Risen Lord.
If you have never visited an Orthodox Christian Church, come join us—it brings us a great deal of joy to welcome new visitors.
At Holy Apostles, we realize that searching for and entering a new community can be daunting and encountering Orthodox Christianity for the first time might at first appear aesthetically uncommon, but rest assured. You will find a warm and welcoming embrace from a community of people who live and work together in the Lord’s Vineyard for the Lord's Vineyard.
Father Terence Johnston
"Thou shalt know the truth, and the truth shalt make thee free."
"Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned."
—St. Nicholas of Serbia, Thoughts on Good and Evil
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; you shall love your neighbor as yourself."
"That’s the shortest definition of God in the Bible. And God, as love, God being love, is what is revealed in the Cross. The Cross reveals who God is and why we say God is love, and it is therefore the cross that reveals what love is."
—Father Thomas Hopko, The Word of the Cross