The Meeting of the Holy Synod 2019

On Wednesday June 13/26, the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America, under the presidency of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius, convened for its annual meeting. All of the Hierarchs were present for the meetings. The holy Hierarchs discussed many matters pertaining to the life of our Church in an orderly, brotherly, and God-fearing fashion, invoking the Holy Spirit to guide, according to the will of God, all of the decisions taken for the good of the Church. The Hierarchs call upon all the faithful to persist in fervent prayer before The Lord for the good of The Church of Christ in North and South America.

Orthodox Awareness

Refutation of an "Encyclical Sermon"

Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church

by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod

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Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

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