2009 Joint Conference a Success

On the weekend of October 9-12, faithful from across the Metropolis gathered with their bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos, to celebrate the Clergy-Laity Conference, which occurs every five years. The annual Youth Conference was also held, as well as the Philoptochos Conference, allowing families to come together and offer their diverse talents, fellowship, and ultimately chart the course for the future direction of our Holy Metropolis. In addition to His Grace Bishop Christodoulos, we were joined by three bishops from Greece: H.E. Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia, H.G. Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis, and H.G. Bishop Photios of Marathon. The website staff would like to thank the New York Committee and all involved in making this conference a great success.

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...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Fasting

Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...