Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern. The West was fully Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies.  
   —St. John (Maximovitch) of San Francisco
St. Mary the Virgin, Our Lady of Walsingham,
Western-Rite Orthodox Church & Skete (ROCOR)
✤ A mission-community under the omophor-ion of His Eminence, Metropolitan HILARION, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). 
✤ We are a Western-Rite Orthodox Church—throughly Orthodox—Western in our worship rite and Eastern in our theology. While we share the faith of all Orthodox Christians around the world, as a Western-Rite congregation we are blessed by our bishop to use the ancient forms of both Western worship and Eastern worship. All services are in English.          
✤ Traditional Roman Catholics, Anglo-Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherans will find our worship services to be familiar. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to worship with us. 
✤ The Western-Rite of the Orthodox Church is a concerted effort by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia to respond pastorally to the numerous requests of Western Christians to re-establish the Western Church

as it existed prior to the Great Schism (ca. 1054). It is an outreach to people who have grown up in countries that have been populated by Protestant and Roman Catholic communities by offering the fullness of The Orthodox Faith as it existed prior to the Great Schism.​​​​​to the numerous​​​​​​​​​
✤ St. Mary’s is a mission community in the Western-Rite Churches of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). 
✤ Our patronal saint is the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham. Patronal feasts are: Annunciation—March 25/7 and Our Lady of Walsingham—Oct. 15/28, (Old-style calendar).  
✤ We are currently a mission-community with at 889 Walker Rd, Dayton, TN (on Dayton Mountain just off Highway 30 West near the Rhea-Bledsoe County line)—best to call ahead before visiting.

✤  Liturgy (Mass), Sundays:  10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone)  ✤