Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest
Deanery: Kansas City Deanery
516 NW Englewood Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
PO Box 46994
Kansas City, MO 64188-6994
No contact information is currently available.
From Highway 169
Take Highway 169 to Englewood Road / Gladstone exit. Exit and go east to 516 Englewood Road on the North side of the road in the Englewood shopping center.
Schedule of Services
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
On February 1st, 2003, a group of determined Orthodox Christians began praying and meeting at Liberty Junior High School, Liberty, Missouri. Reader’s services were led each week, with the exception of one Sunday a month when Father Andrew Moore could drive up from Springfield to serve Liturgy.
The first baptism came the same month as the Church began. The name, Northland Orthodox Christian Community grew as the group. Father Gregory Dye was assigned to the pairsh on January 1st, 2004. Liturgies were held each Sunday with adult education once a month. Even though all icons, choir stands, altar and server tables had to be carried in and out each week, the small band of believers worked with diligence. A vision was taking hold and they knew the Lord must have another place for worship. This group saw a future for an Orthodox Church in the Northland.
With a vote and space available, plans were soon made to renovate a store front near Gladstone, MO with easy access to the highway. Parishioners evidenced the handiwork of God as our rental space changed from a gutted, empty room to a beautiful Orthodox Church.
In late January of 2005, the first liturgy was experienced in the new space. Families came, baptisms and chrismations followed. Sunday school for the children began in August of that year, the same year the church took its patron saint. It was the desire of the early group’s meeting and praying for a name recognizable to all Christian traditions. All connected with the idea of St. James, being the brother of Jesus. Since then, all parishoners continue to educate themselves with the Book of James and celebrate St. James Day on October 24.