Metropolitan Demetrius's Schedule for July and August 2017

New York City (Cathedral of St Markella)
July 12-13

Mount Union, Pennsylvania (Sts Peter and Paul Church)
July 15-17

Alberta, Canada (St Vladimir Cathedral, Edmonton, Holy Dormition Monastery, Holy Protection Convent Bluffton, Alberta)
July 27-August 3

New York City (Cathedral of St Markella)
August 3-4

Detroit, Michigan
August 11-13

St Xenia Camp
August 16/17-19

Concord, New Hampshire (Dormition Parish)
August 19-21

Clearwater, Florida (Dormition Parish)
August 26-29

Dawson, Georgia (St Clement Hermitage)
August 29-31

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 Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...

Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...