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Eparchial Synod Meeting MInutes - January 2021 08 February 2021
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod: May 30/June 12 2015 18 June 2015
Eparchial Synod Meeting and Concelebration, June 2015 18 June 2015
His Grace Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland 23 January 2015
Communiqué Regarding the Meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch in Jerusalem 26 June 2014
A Necessary Clarification 27 March 2014
Announcement Concerning the Union of the Synod in Resistance with the Church of the GOC 19 March 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod: Feb 6/19 2014 25 February 2014
The Election of the New Metropolitan of America 21 February 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod: Dec 31 2013/Jan 13 2014 17 January 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod: Dec 19 2013/Jan 1 2014 13 January 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod: Nov 6/19 2013 25 November 2013
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod: Oct. 10/23 2013 25 November 2013
First Synod Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Year 26 September 2013
Communiqué on Organ Transplantation and Donation 26 August 2013
An Epistle Regarding Christian Education in the Home and the Living Water Web Site 13 August 2013
Announcement to the Public 12 December 2012
Encyclical of the Holy Eparchial Synod in America Regarding the Theological Institute 15 October 2011
Protocol Number 719‏ 24 October 2003
Announcement of Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece Which Pertain to the Church in America 26 January 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Synodal Courts 01 December 2001
Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...


Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary Priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.


2021 St. Xenia Camp

Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,

As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]


Ask A Priest

Civil Annulment's Effect on Church Marriage?

Q. This concerns a U.S. marriage. If the marriage is civilly annulled, what is the effect upon the Church marriage? Is it also annulled? Read more...