Miscellaneous

Feast Day of St. Demetrius 2019 14 November 2019
Σχετικά με την υγεία του Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου μας 15 October 2019
Letter Concerning the Health of Metropolitan Demetrius 13 October 2019
Saint John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative 22 August 2019
Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul 2019 24 July 2019
Feast Day of the Monastery of St. John 2019 03 July 2019
Newly-Ordained Bishop Maximus Visits Saint John of San Francisco Monastery 15 May 2019
Concelebration at St. Markella's Cathedral with New Bishop 15 May 2019
Hierarchical Concelebration at the Monastery of Saints Cyprian and Justina 09 May 2019
Pascha 2019 - CHRIST IS RISEN! 28 April 2019
Holy Thursday-Holy Saturday in Greece 28 April 2019
Metropolitan Demetrius Presides at Holy Thursday Matins in Greece 26 April 2019
Meatfare Sunday 2019 at the Cathedral 07 March 2019
The Repose of the Most Reverend Chrysostomos, Metropolitan Emeritus of Etna 23 February 2019
The Spiritual Watch, Volume II, Issue 4 14 November 2018
Feast of Sts. Cyprian & Justina in Greece 19 October 2018
New Website for the Haitian Orthodox Mission 28 September 2018
Repose of a Hierarch 24 August 2018
Saint Xenia Camp 2018 23 August 2018
The Spiritual Watch, Volume II, Issue 2-3 04 August 2018
Visit of Metropolitan Photios 2018 14 July 2018
Glorification of St. John the New Almsgiver 01 May 2018
Palm Sunday & First Bridegroom Matins 2018 06 April 2018
The Spiritual Watch, Vol II, Issue 1 25 March 2018
Metropolitan Demetrius's Schedule for Lent 23 February 2018
2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage with Metropolitan Demetrius 29 December 2017
Parable of the Great Banquet by Metropolitan Demetrius 25 December 2017
Feast of St. Philaret and Metropolitan Demetrius's Nameday Celebrations in New York 17 November 2017
The Vigil Service in Honor of Saint Demetrius the Great-Martyr 10 November 2017
Reception of Fr Job Clark 18 October 2017
Obituary of Father Mark Gilstrap 27 September 2017
Announcement from the Metropolis Chancery 04 September 2017
Special Feast Schedules of St John of San Francisco Monastery 19 May 2017
The Spiritual Watch, Volume I, Issue 2 28 April 2017
Visit of Metropolitan Demetrius to the Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs in Thessaloniki 01 February 2017
Holy Theophany 2017 in Greece 27 January 2017
Metropolitan Demetrius's Nameday 2016 18 November 2016
Clergy Synaxis and Feast of Saint John of San Francisco 2016 17 July 2016
Visit of the Myrrh-streaming Icon of St. Nicholas to St. John of San Francisco Monastery 08 July 2016
Glorification of Saint Chrysostomos the New Confessor 29 May 2016
St Xenia Camp 2016 19 May 2016
Icon of St Nicholas Visits the Monastery of Saint John 19 February 2016
New Website for the Monastery of St John of San Francisco 06 February 2016
Visit of Metropolitan Demetrius to Hermitage of St Clement 2015 12 December 2015
Feast Day of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki at the Cathedral of St Markella in Astoria, NY 19 November 2015
Epistle Regarding the Holy Monastery of St. John Maximovitch in Cobleskill, NY in English, Greek, and Russian 07 November 2015
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod of Bishops, September 1/14-2/15, 2015 25 September 2015
Saint Xenia Camp 2015 01 September 2015
Pilgrimage to Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece 2015 26 July 2015
Feast of Saint Glicherie of Romania 2015 22 July 2015
Orthodox Awareness

Hero-Worshipping: the Sickness of our Holy Struggle

“Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.”
(Psalm 145:3)

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...

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...

Ask A Priest

Morning and Evening Prayers

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...