Metropolitan Demetrius’s Schedule for June 2017

Atlanta, Georgia (St Theophan the Recluse Mission Parish)
Friday, June 2

Albany, Georgia (Holy Trinity Church and St Clement Hermitage)
Saturday, June 3 - Wednesday, June 7

Independence, Ohio (All Saints Church)
Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11

Astoria, NYC (St Markella Cathedral)
Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18

Astoria, NYC (St Markella Cathedral, Visit of Metropolitan Photios)
Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25

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...

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...

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...