Hierarchical Visit to Massachusetts for MidPentecost

On Wednesday May 1/14, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America accompanied by Metropolitans Gerontios of Piraeus, Chrysostomos of Attica, Moses of Toronto, Bishops Iosif of Botoşani Iosif of Botoşani and Dionisie of Galaţi and other area clergymen, visited the church of the Holy Protection, Roslindale MA for the feast of Mid-Pentecost. In continuation they also visited the Cathedral of St. Mark of Ephesus in Westwood, MA.

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Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

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...

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

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Civil Annulment's Effect on Church Marriage?

Q. This concerns a U.S. marriage. If the marriage is civilly annulled, what is the effect upon the Church marriage? Is it also annulled? Read more...