Feast of the Holy Great-Martyr Demetrius at Saint John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery

Metropolitan Demetrius of America

On Wednesday October 26/November 8, His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius celebrated the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr Demetrius, at the Monastery of Saint John of San Francisco, in Cobleskill, NY.

Faithful came to celebrate the feast day of Saint Demetrius at the Monastery, and to pray together with their Archpastor.

May our Lord protect our Chief-Shepherd Metropolitan Demetrius, and guide him on the path of salvation, through the prayers of Saint Demetrius!

Visit the gallery:
https://www.saintjohnsmonastery.org/feast-of-the-holy-great-martyr-demetrius-2023/

Orthodox Awareness

A Miracle of Saint Spyridon

This miracle of Saint Spyridon took place in Mandra, Greece in 1926.

It was 12/25 December, 1926. The state Church of Greece adopted the Papal calendar and with the help of the Greek government persecuted all those who did not accept the Papal calendar. The faithful Orthodox Christians of Mandra woke up and headed to their Church to celebrate the Feast of Saint Spyridon. When they reached the Church they saw that the door to the Church had been secured with chains and the faithful could not enter. Before leaving the Church to return to their homes they stuck their candles on the door. As soon as the last person placed his candles on the door

the chains broke and fell. The faithful, confirmed in their Faith, entered the Church and celebrated the Feast of Saint Spyridon.

The miracle was reported the next day by the newspaper Skrip.

Missions

Saint John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

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...

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

Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G. Read more...