Welcome

Important notes for Winter Services:

• No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.

• No services will be cancelled.

• Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, give thanks to God, be happy that at least a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.

• Fr. Marty’s sermons can be found online, but not until after they are delivered:  bogoslov.wordpress.com.

• If you would like to receive the variable hymns (called “propers”) each week, please contact Fr. Marty and ask to be added to the “Weekly Bulletin” list.


Our Location – 621 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010 (7th Street and Kellogg Avenue) in Downtown Ames. We are one block north of the main Post Office.

Service times are the same as before.  Come, join us on this journey, and continue with us as we continue to become disciples of Our Lord.

We offer our most sincere thanks to Rev. Jen Andreas and the faithful at University Lutheran Center and Lord of Life Lutheran Church, ELCA, for allowing us to utilize their space for the last 15 months.  May Our Lord bless you and grant you salvation, health, and many years!


We are new to Ames, but in no way new! Orthodox Christianity has been around since the Church was brought into being on Pentecost. Our Church was founded on the principles of conciliarity, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – as found in Acts 15.

So what is the message of Orthodox Christianity?

That God loves you, and more than anything, desires your fellowship and communion.
That we have discovered the path to union with God – achievable not just by saints, but by every Christian desiring to know God.
That we will share that path with anyone and everyone who desires to know about it.

The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish.
It is catholic, but not Roman.
It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.

Contact us, or feel free to join us in prayer anytime we gather.

frmartyPriest: Fr. Marty Watt

Phone: (515) 337 1192
Mailing address ONLY: 1411 Wilson Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010