On the Feast of St. Parthenios, Bishop of Lampsakos (Feb. 7/20, 2014) a concelebration presided over by His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and all Greece took place in the Monastery of the Angels in Athikia, Corinth. Concelebrating together with His Beatitude were Their Eminences, Metropolitans Gerontios of Piraeus and Chrysostomos of Attica as well as Bishop Ambrose of Philippi, who, according to canonical order acceded into the Holy Synod of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece.
His Beatitude, the Archbishop welcomed Bishop Ambrose and he praised the pastoral work which he does in far-away Drama. In closing, he wished that we all can manage to respond to the exalted work which we serve, unto the Glory of God.
On his part, His Grace, Bishop Ambrose thanked His Beatitude and the Synodal Hierarchs for the love and faith which they have shown to his person, stressing that he is unrestrictedly at the disposal of the Church.
Translated from the Greek
“Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.”
We mustn’t have absolute trust in human beings for our salvation, no matter what dignity they have. Human beings are changeable. Today they are saints, tomorrow—deniers. Today—sinners, tomorrow—righteous. We must have absolute trust in God, and in Him we must base our hopes of salvation. “Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 145:5). Read more...
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...
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...]