The Antiochian Christian Women is the womens' service fellowship at St. James parish. They exist to share in fellowship with each other and in that fellowship to address particular service projects locally, nationally, and internationally. It is an exciting and important ministry in our St. James family!
Our local ACW is part of the national archdiocesan organization AOCWNA. The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America, also known more simply as The Antiochian Women, or even more briefly by pronouncing the acronym (ay-own-ah), is the official women's service organization of the Archdiocese with chapters in each diocese and each parish. Here is how the Archdiocese summarizes the group:
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence
Metropolitan PHILIP Saliba as an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
Its purpose is to develop a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment; to foster a genuine
expression of love and service through works of charity; and to instill a sense of fellowship and a deeper
understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Orthodox Church.
Read more about the organization here.