“COME AND SEE”
St Ambrose Orthodox Church is an Eastern Orthodox Church in the Roanoke Valley. All our services are in English. We welcome all who desire to know more about living the ancient Faith in the modern world.
WHERE TO FIND US
We are presently renting a storefront in the Valley Commons Plaza at:
1772 Apperson Dr
Salem, VA 24153
This is right by the AMC Theater in Salem.
We regularly meet for the following services:
Saturday, 6pm, Great Vespers
Sunday, 9:30am, Hours and Divine Liturgy
We look forward to seeing you in person. Please call or write us with any questions and visit our Service Schedule for more services.
Meet Our Clergy
Rev. Jeremy McKemy
Fr. Jeremy is from western North Carolina. He worked as a home inspector and claims adjuster for a decade before responding to the call of God to ministry. Working as a parish priest, he feels like he has found his calling. He owns and maintains the website OrthodoxRoad and enjoys helping people learn more about Orthodoxy and diving deeper into their faith.
He graduated from St. Tikhon’s Seminary with honors in May of 2021 and was ordained to the priesthood the following month by Bp. Gerasim of Ft. Worth. He began serving part time in Roanoke December 2021, and was assigned to St. Ambrose May 1, 2022.
JURISDICTION AND ADMINISTRATION
As a member of the Orthodox Church in America, we are part of the ancient, canonical Eastern Orthodox Church. The mission of the Orthodox Church in America is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition throughout the American land. Our primate is Metropolitan Tikhon. His Eminence Archbishop Alexander presides over the Diocese of the South. Additionally, Bp. Gerasim is an auxiliary bishop to Abp. Alexander.
Given the news about Israel, Gaza, and Palestine in the past month, some of our people have questions. We'll be holding a Bible study about Israel after Divine Liturgy on Sunday. We'll avoid getting bogged down in worldly politics as much as possible and focus more on...
This month, we brought in a few new catechumens (Nathan, Bre, and Riley), and we've restarted the catechism classes. If you're interested in attending, please reach out to Fr. Jeremy. Classes are held at our church at 5pm on Saturdays. They're about 30 minutes each....
We had the joy of receiving three new catechumens (Nathaniel, Bre, and Riley) this past weekend while celebrating the Divine Services in our new location. Work on the iconostas and other parts of the building are still underway, but it's coming along very well! New...
On Sunday, September 24, we had our last Divine Liturgy at the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs. From this point forward, we will be worshiping in our new space in the Valley Commons Plaza in Salem: 1772 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153
Great news! We have signed a lease for a storefront! Starting Sept. 30, 2023, we'll be worshiping at: 1772 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA Until our move-in date, we have some light remodeling to do so that we can get it set up as an Orthodox church. We hope to begin some...
Glory to God! Ten new catechumens were prayed for and enrolled this past weekend. Some of them are standing with their sponsors in the photo. May God have mercy on them and guide them to all truth!
We’re beginning a weekly class on the book of Genesis. We’ll look at patristic commentaries to better understand it.
Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! We had the joy of adding two more souls to the Orthodox Church on Holy Saturday (April 15). May God grant them many blessed years! A joyous Bright Week and Thomas Sunday to all of you!
Last Sunday (3/19), on the Feast of the Cross, we received seven new catechumens. They have been attending and in training for several months and will be received into the Church, God willing, at various times in the next several months. May God bless their journey!
During Great Lent, we will restart weekly classes. These will be for catechumens and those who wish to learn more about the Orthodox faith. The syllabus is as follows: Class 1: God as Mystery - entering the mystery of divinity and a relationship with God. Class 2: The...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I find out more about your jursdiction?
Where can i find out more about church services and sacraments?
Find out more about our weekly schedule of services and receiving the sacraments (Eucharist, baptism, etc.) at our church here.
HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?
Where are you located?
We are presently renting a storefront in the Valley Commons Plaza at 1772 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153. See the directions if needed.