The Feast of St. Markella

On Sunday evening, July 21/Aug. 3, and Monday morning, July 22/Aug. 4, 2014, the Cathedral of St. Markella in Astoria, NY celebrated its Feast Day.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, presided over the services. Concelebrating the Divine Liturgy with His Eminence were His Eminence, Metropolitan Pavlos (formerly) of America, His Grace, Archbishop Andronik of Syracuse and St. Nicholas (ROCA), and His Grace, Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis, as well as clergy from NY, Boston, and Montreal.

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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 John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

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...

Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Fasting

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...