Metropolitan Demetrius’s Schedule for July/August 2016

Trip to Astoria, NY (Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul)
Monday, June 28/July 11 – Wednesday, June 30/July 13

Trip to Mt. Union, PA (Sts. Peter & Paul/100 Year Centennial Celebration)
Friday, July 2/15 – Monday, July 5/18

Trip to Montreal, QC (St. Mark of Ephesus)
Friday, July 9/22 – Monday, July 12/25

Trip to Maryland (St. Nicholas of Myra)
Saturday, July 17/30 – Sunday, July 18/31

Trip to Virginia (St. Seraphim of Sarov/ parish feast day)
Sunday, July 18/31 – Monday, July 19/August 1

Trip to Detroit (St. Irene of Chrysovalantou Chapel)
Friday, July 30/August 12 – Monday, August 2/15

Trip to Fryburg, ME (St. Xenia Camp)
Monday, August 2/15 – Saturday, August 7/20

Trip to Concord, NH (Dormition Parish)
Saturday, August 7/20 – Sunday, August 8/21

Trip to Clearwater, FL (Kimisis tis Theotokou)
Friday, August 13/26 - Tuesday, August 17/30

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

Why do we follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

a Because based on it, the First Ecumenical Council established the Paschal Canon and appointed that the feast of Holy Pascha may fall anywhere from March 22nd until April 25th, while with the New (Papal) Calendar it can fall as late at May 8th.

b The Gregorian (Papal) Calendar has been condemned by three Pan-Orthodox Councils under Patriarch Jeremiah Tranos (1583, 1587, 1589) Read more...

Missions

Saint John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...

Youth

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

Morning and Evening Prayers

Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...