His Eminence, our Metropolitan, has returned from his trip to Greece where he participated in the deliberations of the Holy Synod, and the festivities of the feast of Theophany.
He visited many churches and monasteries in the Attika and Thessaloniki regions where he was received very warmly.
Below are some pictures from last Sunday, January 16/29th's liturgy at the Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs in Thessaloniki.
His Eminence will be leaving this Saturday January 22/February 4th for Guatemala and will return eight days later.
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...
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...