Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius on the Upcoming Holy Nativity Fast

The 40 day Holy Nativity Fast is approaching.

Instructions on how to send names of the reposed to be commemorated or make a donation are below.

Online Donations:

Go to the Saint John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative page and click on the donate button - https://orthodoxlearninggoc.com/donate.

For mailing a check and sending names to the reposed, send to:

St John of Damascus 100 Hillsdale St. Hillsdale, MI 49242

(Please make checks out to St John of Damascus).

A brief word about the initiative.

The Saint John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative is a program, under the auspices of the Eparchial Synod of America (GOC), meant to provide an Orthodox Christian education in our diocese. It uses the Classical system of education. This program is for everyone. Whether your child attends public or private school or is homeschooled, the program offers online classes taught by Orthodox teachers. https://orthodoxlearninggoc.com/

Orthodox Awareness

(Ψευδο) Προφητείας Παϊσίου το ανάγνωσμα...

Εις την εφημερίδα «Ελεύθερην Ώραν» της 6-8-2009 (ν.η.) ανγράφεται το ακόλουθον δημοσίευμα υπό τίτλον «Ο Γράψας, ο Παϊσιος και η Προφητεία!»:

«Για τον στρατηγό Δ. Γράψα υπήρχε άλλη Προφητεία. Την φοβήθηκαν.

Από καιρό κυκλοφορεί η προφητεία του γέροντα Παΐσιου… Βέβαια, άλλο προφητεία, άλλο πραγματικότητα… Αλλά, κάπου υπάρχει μία άκρη! 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

2021 St. Xenia Camp

Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,

As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]

 

Ask A Priest

Two-Headed Snake Cane?

Q. Can you tell me what the two-headed snake cane the Greek Bishop is walking with represents? What does it mean?
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