We are an organization of Eastern & Near Eastern Orthodox, and Byzantine & Eastern-rite Catholic LGBTQ lay Christians with a 30-year-old history of service in California.
Our site was recently hacked so we are in the process of reconstructing and making it mobile friendly. Please be patient.
If you are visiting the San Francisco bay area, you might like to visit Saint Seraphim Metokian Skete in downtown Hayward, CA. Father George would be happy to chauffeur you from the downtown Hayward BART train station to our chapel at 9:45 am on Sunday. Also feel free to contact Father George at (510) 538-1210 or to just chat about LGBT Orthodoxy.
Let's face facts. There are still some Roman Catholics who think that Orthodox Christians are heretics and schismatics and not part of the Church. There are also some Orthodox Christians who think that the Roman Church is no church at all. But the history of Axios, through suffering, has proven that LGBT Orthodox and Catholic Christians are inclined to be radically hospitable toward each other and also to the few Anglo-Catholics left. After all, we continue to worship God in his Real Presence.
A helpful philosophical distinction for us to make is the difference between the formal and material mode. The Real Presence is a formal doctrine held by all the ancient churches. But materially, we have different ways of acknowledging the formal doctrine.
The main purpose of the Meetup group is to make good friends and to locate safe Orthodox and Catholic communities to worship God together.
Check out our meetup Group, Bay Area LGBT Orthodox and Catholics Together