With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America and His Grace Bishop Maximus of Pelagonia, the Hermitage of San Ignacio in Santa Cruz Naranjo, Guatemala (which is the residence of Bishop Maximus) announces the official opening of its online store for buying coffee produced at the Monastery. The coffee is grown by the monks working together with local farmers. It is cultivated at a high altitude (5,000 ft.) and in volcanic soil, which guarantees an excellent brew. After being cleaned and dried in Guatemala, the beans are sent by ship to the United States, where they are roasted and packed by a dedicated team of volunteers from our Holy Metropolis. Ordering online is easy: just select the package you want, pay using one of the multiple options provided, and your order will be shipped immediately to your house or parish. All proceeds go to supporting the Monastery and missionary work in Latin America and Africa, so please help spread the Word of God by purchasing high quality and reasonably priced San Ignacio Coffee!
We also encourage parishes to use San Ignacio Coffee for their coffee hours and luncheons. Special prices are available for bulk orders to parishes.
The online store may be found here: http://Sanignaciocoffee.com. May God bless all of you for your support, and may Saint Ignatius the God-bearer intercede on our behalf!
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...
St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...
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...]
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?
-S.L. Read more...