St. Simon Orthodox Mission is a part of the Holy Metropolitan Synod of the Patristic Calendar of the Genuine Orthodox Church of Hellas, sometimes referred to as the Avlona Synod or the GOC-A. The Synod is a traditional, Old Calendar Greek Orthodox jurisdiction. We are the first mission of the Synod in Georgia and are overseen by Metropolitan Angelos, President of the Holy Synod.
Bishop Irineos serves as the vicar to Metropolitan Angelos for the communities in North America. The Synod is committed to the preservation of the original Christian faith, as delivered by the Apostles and preserved through their successors to the present day.