St. John's Monastery Cobleskill, NY (Feast of St. Demetrius the Great-Martyr/Nameday of the Metropolitan)
Monday, October 25/November 7 All night vigil starting at 8pm, going through Tuesday, October 26/November 8
Trip to Springfield, MA (Mission of St. Philaret)
Wednesday, October 27/November 9 – Thursday, October 28/November 10
Trip to Astoria, NY (Mini conference at St. Isidoros and St. Markella's)
Friday, October 29/November 11 – Monday, October 1/November 14
Trip to Toronto, Ontario Canada (St. Nektarios) Archimandrite Fr. Agathangelus will go on behalf of Met. Demetrius.
Saturday, November 6/19 – Wednesday, November 10/23
Trip to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (St. Vladimir’s)
Thursday, November 11/24 – Tuesday, November 16/29
Trip to Owasso, OK (St. James the Apostle)
Saturday, November 20/December 3 – Monday, November 23/December 5
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 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...]
Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G. Read more...