ST. JAMES ORTHODOX CHURCH
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA
VICARIATE FOR THE PALESTINIAN & JORDANIAN
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA
After a long process that began in 1993 related to the
ecclesiastical status of Church communities connected with the
Patriarchate of Jerusalem, there was a final decision by the
Ecumenical Patriarchate and Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Both
Patriarchates agreed that the canonical and pastoral supervision
of these communities & their clergy would belong to the
canonically established jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox
Archdiocese of America.

The process continued through 2009, when the creation of the
"Vicariate for Palestinian/Jordanian Christian Orthodox
Communities in the USA was established.

Most notably, despite its designation as a Vicariate for
Palestinian/Jordanian Christian Orthodox Communities, the
Vicariate actually serves a wide range of parishioners, including,
but not limited to, Americans, Greeks, Russians, Egyptians,
Jordanians, Lebanese, Palestinians, Syrians and many others
who all subscribe to the canons established by Jesus Christ & his
Apostles almost 2,000 years ago.  
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St. James Orthodox Church - 195 North Main St. Milpitas, Ca 95035 - (408) 934-1794