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Taste of Greece - 04/10/2022

Parish Council Takes Oath of Office - 01/26/2022

January 23, 2022 - Father Stavroforos administers the Oath of Office to the members of the 2022 Parish Council.

Building Fund Campaign, Phase II - 05/08/2013

... is for meeting such needs as the monthly mortgage, providing funds for renovations and/or significant capital improvements, and for future new construction. 

Christ is Risen! - Χριστός ἀνέστη! - 05/05/2013

Journey to Pascha 2013 - 03/21/2013

“Christ is risen from the dead, by death He has trampled down death, and to those in the tombs He has bestowed life.”
— Apolytikion for Pascha

Greek Festival 2013 - 03/21/2013

St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church is pleased to present its annual GREEK FESTIVAL on June 1st & 2nd 2013.

This 2 day event will feature such  delights such as gyros, lamb, spanakopita (spinach and cheese with layers of filo pastry), souvlakia (Greek shish-kebab), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in grape leaves), and much more. Don’t forget our traditional Greek pastries such as baklava (layers of nuts and filo pastry soaked in honey), galactobouriko (filo pastry filled with custard), loukoumades (fried dough with honey), and the list will go on and on.

While enjoying your meal be entertained by continuous Greek music.

Everyone is welcome to join in. Before you know it, you’ll be shouting, “Opa”.

You can also shop at our Art Gallery, Gift & Jewelry Shops, Bakaliko Grocery Store, Craft & Souvenir Boutiques.

Come join us. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to enjoy the festive atmosphere. There is fun for all ages.  Remember Greeks are famous for their hospitality!


Saturday, June 1


1:00 pm   Hellenic Dancers perform in Food Tent (older, more seasoned dancers)


2:00 pm   Triangle Orthodox Chorale performs selections of Paschal music in Church worship area


2:30 pm   Church Tour


3:30 pm   Triangle Orthodox Chorale performs selections of Paschal music in Church worship area


4:00 pm   Church Tour


4:30 pm   St. Barbara Greek Dancers perform in Food Tent (younger group)


7:00 pm   St. Barbara Greek Dancers perform in Food Tent (younger group)


Sunday, June 2


1:30 pm   Hellenic Dancers perform in Food Tent


2:30 pm   Church Tour


4:00 pm   Church Tour


4:30pm  St. Barbara Greek Dancers


7:00 pm   St. Barbara Greek Dancers


St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
8306 NC Highway 751
Durham, North Carolina 27713-6860


Watch Live & Recorded Services from St. Barbara

Gather around your icons and place the computer or smart phone close by. Then let's pray together. Watch the Divine Liturgy and other services from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.

Welcome from Father Stavroforos

Although St. Barbara as a community came under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in 1963, it is part of a worldwide Orthodox Christian Church that began on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Today it spans the globe from Palestine to Japan, Greece to Tanzania, Russia to Argentina, England to Korea, Romania to Kenya. Initially established by men and women of Greek descent, St. Barbara  today reflects the American experience and is composed of families comprised of, and representing many ethnicities.
Although we are one of the largest Christian communions in the world, many people visiting St. Barbara for the first time ask: what is the Greek Orthodox Church?

  • Our Church is called the "Greek Church" because Greek was the first language of the ancient Christian Church from which our Faith was transmitted. The word "Greek" is not used to describe just Orthodox Christian Greek-speaking people. Rather, it is used to describe the Christians who originated from the Greek speaking early Christian Church and which used Greek (Helenistic) thought to find appropriate expressions of the Orthodox Faith. The New Testament was written in Greek and the early writings of Christ's followers were in the Greek language, in order to reach the largest number of people.
  • "Orthodox" is also used to describe our Church. The word "Orthodox" is derived from two short Greek words, orthos, meaning correct, and doxa, meaning belief or glory. Thus, we use the word "Orthodox'' to indicate our conviction that we believe and worship God correctly. We emphasize Apostolic tradition, continuity and conservativism. We are that Church of the New Testament some 2,000 years later.

Newcomers and visitors are welcome at St. Barbara! While it is our hope that this website will help you learn more about our parish and the Orthodox Christian faith we confess, we hope - above all else - that you will personally come and worship with us. Please feel free to visit St. Barbara and pray with us on any given Sunday. You will discover an ancient yet dynamic faith, a welcoming Church family, and perhaps even a spiritual home where you can plant roots to deepen your relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit.
With the Love of the Christ Crucified and Resurrected,

+ Fr. Stavroforos



He shows that she is worthy to hear and not to be overlooked, and then He reveals Himself. For she, as soon as she had learnt who He was, would straightway hearken and attend to Him; ...

-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 31 on John 3, 4th Century


St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
8306 NC Highway 751
Durham, North Carolina 27713-6860