His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius continued visiting the clergy and faithful of Thessaloniki, passing on to the faithful greetings from the flock of America. On Saturday, January 17th, he visited the hometown of his parents near Florina. There, he went to the cemetery and had a memorial service for his ancestors and visited the 15th century Church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker. On the same day he returned to Thessalonika and visited with His Eminence, Metropolitan Maximos of Thessaloniki. Afterwards, he continued to visit with faithful at the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross where he served on Sunday morning. The Church was filled to capacity. After the Divine Liturgy, he straightway left for Athens in preparation for the feast of the Baptism of our Lord.
Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church
by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod
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...
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...