On the weekend of September 22-25 (October 5-8 n.s.) the Third Annual Youth Conference was held at the Church of the Holy Dormition in Clearwater, Florida. It was well-attended and provided the youth of the Metropolis the chance to see one another in person and fellowship.
On the weekend of October 13-15 (October 26-28 n.s.) the second preparatory Metropolitan Council Meeting was held at the parish of Sts. Nectarios and George in Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting was to continue to discuss and finalize the documents that will guide this advisory body in its task of providing the Metropolis with a council consisting of laity and clergy from all parishes, as envisioned in the Constitution ratified in 2004.
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...
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...
Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.
The Family Youth Conference will be held Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 at The Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Concord, NH.
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...