History of St. George's Orthodox, Edenton
By the year 2000 several Edenton residents had taken an interest in the Orthodox Church, having learned that in the South new missions had begun opening that were attracting mainly converts.
On six Sundays throughout that year and the next, ultimately ten members from three Edenton churches made trips to visit services at the two new Orthodox churches in Raleigh, All Saints’ and Holy Transfiguration.
By early 2002 this interest from Edenton had come to the attention of Dr. Thomas Kehayes, an Edenton native and recently retired distinguished Episcopal priest who, with his wife, had converted to Orthodoxy and was living in Georgia.
Enthusiastically accepting his offer to teach, the Edenton group arranged publicity and reserved the Barker House for the four evenings of March 18th through the 21st; and Dr. Kehayes presented a series of talks there introducing the Orthodox Church.