Metropolitan Demetrius's Schedule for January & February 2018

January 6-7 St Markella Cathedral, Astoria, NY

January 11-15 St Andrew Parish, Cuba

January 20-22 Holy Cross Parish, Simpsonville, SC

January 27-29 St John the Baptist Parish, Chicago

February 3-4 St Mark of Ephesus Parish, Boston

February 5-12 St Xenia Parish, St Ignatius the God-bearer Hermitage, Guatemala

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...