Miscellaneous

St. Mark of Ephesus Cathedral's 50th Anniversary 17 February 2022
Metropolitan Demetrius's Nameday 2021 09 November 2021
Metropolitan Demetrius to Celebrate Nameday at His Monastery 30 October 2021
View Saint John’s Monastery Services Live 06 August 2021
Patronal Feast of St. John Monastery 2021, Clergy Conference, and Priestly Ordination 07 July 2021
Theophany at St. John of San Francisco Monastery 2021 27 January 2021
Communiqué Concerning the Health of His Eminence Metropolitan Photios of Demetrias 03 December 2020
Nameday of Archbishop Kallinikos 2020 12 August 2020
Monastery Schedule for Holy Week & Pascha 2020 13 April 2020
St. Basil Luncheon 2020 04 February 2020
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
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

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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Youth

2021 St. Xenia Camp

Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,

As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]

 

Ask A Priest

Two-Headed Snake Cane?

Q. Can you tell me what the two-headed snake cane the Greek Bishop is walking with represents? What does it mean?
-V.T. Read more...