After the retirements of His Eminence, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Etna, and His Grace, Bishop Sergios of Portland, from pastoral responsibilities, both for health reasons, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece, on the morning of Thursday January 9/22, 2015, after the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy celebrated in the chapel of the “Unfading Rose” in Piraeus by His Grace, Bishop Auxentios of Photike, convened an extraordinary meeting under the Presidency of His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and All Greece and proceeded unanimously to elect Bishop Auxentios, previously of Photike to the position of Bishop of the newly founded Diocese of Etna and Portland according to the Bylaws for the Election of Hierarchs.
We wish His Grace, Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland spiritual advancement in his new pastoral duties, with spiritual and physical health in his benefactions for the spiritual cultivation of the receptive land of America.
His Grace, Bishop Auxentios will be enthroned on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, April 13/26, 2015 by His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America.
The “Father of Fathers, the Thirteenth Apostle and the Judge of the World (as his pheme states), Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore sent a message to the Muslims of Egypt upon the feast of Ramadan. It is as follows:
“The most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, the chief month of personal worship and great awareness of the Divine for every faithful Muslim ends today with the festive, joyous season of Eid al-Fitr. Read more...
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.Read more...
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...]