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.
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...
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
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...