On Saturday June 16/29, the Monastery of Saint John in Cobleskill celebrated its annual feast day. The Holy Eparchial Synod, under the presidency of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America, convened on the previous Wednesday, and the conference of the clergy took place on Thursday and Friday.
The grand festivities brought a lot of joy and hope to the 400 or so faithful who attended from different parts of North America.
“Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.”
We mustn’t have absolute trust in human beings for our salvation, no matter what dignity they have. Human beings are changeable. Today they are saints, tomorrow—deniers. Today—sinners, tomorrow—righteous. We must have absolute trust in God, and in Him we must base our hopes of salvation. “Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 145:5). 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...