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)


At the direction of Metropolitan Joseph, all services are restricted to twenty-five people only according to a predetermined schedule as we slowly reopen the parish. If you are a visitor, please contact us at for the week's sign up!

Keep watching here for further information about possible activities.



Saturday Evening Vespers: 5:00 PM

Sunday Morning Orthros: 9:00 AM

Sunday Morning Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM


We will celebrate our Feast Day this weekend (10/25) with a bring-your-own picnic at:

Bogan Park Large Pavilion

2723 North Bogan Road

Buford, GA 30519

12:30 PM!

Social distancing observed and masks when close to one another!


All services streamed via Youtube! (see bottom of this page)

Check out the new pictures in our PHOTOS section!

St. James, the Brother of the Lord

“..My heart shall not fear...“ Recovering from COVID - A beautiful testimony from a nun at St. Elisabeth Convent in Minsk

Life after Death Explanations by St. Paisios of Mt. Athos

Elder Joseph the Hesychast and the Jesus Prayer

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. Now also on Ancient Faith Radio!

The Sunday of All Saints

A Visit to the Holy Mountain Athos - 60 Minutes Documentary


St. James Services Livestream

Services & Events

My Online Donation to Saint James Mission!

Sunday Bulletin

Father Steven's Hidden Saints

19 Oct 2020 at 12:11am

15 Oct 2020 at 5:58pm

Fr. Steven's Life of the Church Today

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

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020

Saturday, 14 Mar 2020