Metropolitan Demetrius's Name's Day

On Friday October 25/November 7, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America will preside over Great Vespers (for the All-Night Vigil) at the Holy Ascension Monastery in Bearsville, NY which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, October 26/November 8, 2014 he will preside over Matins and celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Markella in Astoria, NY. Matins: 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy: 9:30

After the Divine Liturgy a luncheon will be offered in honor of His Eminence's Name‘s Day.

Orthodox Awareness

Ecumenical Dialogues Intensified

At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. 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

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...