St. Athanasius Church is a community of Christians comprising an autonomous reformed Orthodox Church, founded in the United State of America. The church holds itself to be fully Christian and fully Orthodox, maintaining the seven sacraments and apostolic succession. It has established spiritual, educational and social programs designed to feed those who are in need. Its dedication courage and love of service to Christ is through serving His people. His Grace, Archbishop Maximus I is the Presiding Hierarch of the HSSAC, who was consecrated by the Metropolitans of the Holy Synod of the American Diaspora in America of True Orthodox Christians canonically established through the Old Calendar Greek Tradition.
St. Athanasius Church beliefs that the church is One because it is one with its founder, Jesus Christ and in His mystical body is one with all believers. It is Holy because Christ is Holy and sanctifies the church by his continuing presence in the congregation, sacraments and his work. It is universal and open to all races, all sexes and all nationalities. It is apostolic because it is linked to the faith, teachings and authority of the Apostles and the Early Fathers of the church both sacramentally and historically through the succession of the bishops and clergy. St. Athanasius Church accepts the Nicene, Apostles and Athanasian creeds and observes seven sacraments (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance, Unction, Ordination,Matrimony).
It Practices open communion for all Christians who acknowledge the real presence of Christ in Eucharist.