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St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta


3761 Mars Hill Road

Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

For more information: 770-725-5035

For Marswood Hall Call:  770-841-3937



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Sunday Services

Orthros:  9:00am

Divine Liturgy: 10:00am


Wednesday Evening Worship

Come Pray the Liturgies of the Ancient Church

6:00pm  Wednesdays. 

See calendar.


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News & Upcoming Events




In celebration of our 10th year in St. Philothea Church on Mars Hill Rd. we invite you to travel with us to see the original "Mars Hill" and visit our sister church of St. Philothei in Athens, Greece. But, the trip includes so much more, starting in Italy for fun and fellowship.


Please see the attached one-page flyer HERE.

Also available is a short PowerPoint presentation HERE.



Contact Nina Lamson or Christine Salzman for more information. 

Or email the parish HERE




That They May Be One


A local celebration of the historic meeting, 50 years ago, between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I, was held in Atlanta on May 20, 2014, at the Cathedral of Christ the King.


Photos of this commemorative event can be found HERE.








Thank You to All of our Friends...


...for supporting our Spaghetti Dinners.  Our Spaghetti Dinner Crew will be taking a Summer break but they will be back again in the Fall to help serve up some delicious food and some great Greek hospitality.  Join us in the Fall when the parea begins again!




Interested in Learning More About Orthodoxy?

St. Philothea offers Inquirers' Classes

See Calendar for class times





Family Life Ministry



(click on logo above to be directed to the Family Life Ministry Website)


Metropolitan Alexios sends his greetings and introduction to the Family Life Ministry HERE.


Supporting Flyer is HERE.





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Come visit with us to witness the worship of the early Church. For over 2000 years the Greek Orthodox Church has celebrated the Divine Liturgy, preached the Gospel, proclaimed the faith, discipled the faithful, fed the hungry, visited those in prison, and sought to fulfill the commands of God. We are a Pan-Orthodox Church made up of Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Georgians, Albanians, Serbians, and Americans. St. Philothea, our patron saint, was very innovative in helping the community of her day back in the 16th century. Her mission was to serve the young woman of Athens, Greece by training them vocationally so they could survive in the world. She taught them skills that would help them get jobs and survive under harsh conditions. With her as our example we have begun a program called Bread for Life. It is a program aimed at getting the chronically unemployed back in the market place through the hospitality industry. By training them to bake rolls, which are then sold to institutions in the community to help pay their wages, students will learn skills that will equip them for careers in the hospitality industry. Not only will they learn job skills they will also learn life skills to help them make good choices, find dignity in work, and develop economic freedom. Our community also has a Greek festival, a Greek Folk Dance Troup, a campus ministry, Sunday school classes, Adult education, and a lovely hall open for rental to the public. So please do come visit us, join us for worship and stay for coffee hour.

Blessings in Christ, whom we serve,

Fr. Anthony Salzman



Our Mission

St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church is dedicated to the continuation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's ministry of salvation through the proclamation and teaching of the Gospel; through Baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and through loving service to God and to all humankind.


Our Vision

The community will provide a loving, caring and welcoming environment where all belong and grow in the faith through worship, service, witness and fellowship.