The Holy Metropolis of America was recently blessed with the visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Photios of Demetrias, a member of the Holy Eparchial Synod of America.
His Eminence arrived on Thursday, June 8/21. On Saturday, June 10/23,he visited the Convent of Saint Syncletike in Long Island, New York, on their Feast Day. The next day, Sunday, June 11/24, he served at the Cathedral of Saint Markella in Astoria, New York.
Metropolitan Photios also attended the Clergy Synaxis and was at the Feast Day of the Monastery of St. John of San Francisco in Cobleskill, New York, on Saturday, June 17/30.
Why do we follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?
a Because based on it, the First Ecumenical Council established the Paschal Canon and appointed that the feast of Holy Pascha may fall anywhere from March 22nd until April 25th, while with the New (Papal) Calendar it can fall as late at May 8th.
b The Gregorian (Papal) Calendar has been condemned by three Pan-Orthodox Councils under Patriarch Jeremiah Tranos (1583, 1587, 1589) Read more...
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...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
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...