Inter-Orthodox Deliberation

After a Trisagion for the repose of the soul of the ever-memorable Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (+2010) an Inter-Orthodox Deliberation took place at 10 a.m. on Friday March 8/21, 2014 in the Monastery of the All-Immaculate Virgin in Megara with thirteen Hierarchs from the Churches of the G.O.C. of Greece under the presidency of His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos, a representation from the Church Romania under Metropolitan Vlasie, consisting of three hierarchs, and a representation from the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad headed by its president Metropolitan Agafangel and one bishop.

The main issue of discussion was the draft of the document The True Orthodox Church in Opposition to the Heresy of Ecumenism: Dogmatic and Canonical Issues During this deliberation each article of the document was examined, the hierarchs having expressed agreement on it, in principle, some days prior. They discussed other dogmatic and canonical issues and by the Grace of God, the many-hour deliberation came to a close in full agreement.

Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...

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

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Fasting

Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...