New Bishop for Bulgaria

On Sunday, May 13/26, our Sister Church in Bulgaria celebrated the consecration of a new bishop, Bishop Victor of Nikopol. The President of the Synod of the Church in Bulgaria is Metropolitan Photii of Traditsa. Hierarchs of the Sister Churches from Russia and Romania were present. Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland represented our Church in America, and Metropolitans Gerontios and Chrysostomos, as well as Bishop Clement, represented our Mother Church of Greece.

Photos of the event are available at the below link (link will take you off of our site):

Orthodox Awareness

The Message of Patriarch Theodore of Alexandra Upon the Feast of Ramadan

The “Father of Fathers, the Thirteenth Apostle and the Judge of the World (as his pheme states), Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore sent a message to the Muslims of Egypt upon the feast of Ramadan. It is as follows:

“The most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, the chief month of personal worship and great awareness of the Divine for every faithful Muslim ends today with the festive, joyous season of Eid al-Fitr. 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

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...