View Saint John’s Monastery Services Live

Live streaming is now available on our Orthodox Tradition YouTube channel. Videos not only include the live streaming of services but messages given by his Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius, and also chanting selections and videos on our Christian faith.

Visit the Orthodox Tradition YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/OrthodoxTradition

View the Live Streaming Schedule:
https://www.saintjohnsmonastery.org/live-streaming-services-schedule

A Brief Description About the Orthodox Tradition Site

The Orthodox Tradition YouTube channel provides video resources that support and explain the unchanging Orthodox Christian Faith and the teachings of the Apostles and Holy Fathers. It is affiliated with the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians (GOC) of America. The GOC is the traditionalist Orthodox Church of Greece. Our Diocese is part of the Eparchial Synod of the GOC serving the faithful of North and South America following the traditional Orthodox liturgical calendar (i.e. the old Julian Calendar).

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

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...

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...

Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

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...