Great Week and Holy Pascha 2015 at St. Irene Parish in Troy, Michigan

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

St. Irene of Chrysovalantou, a new parish of our Holy Metropolis established by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius in September of 2014, rejoices to have completed the journey of Great Lent together in a spirit of unity in Christ, and to have enjoyed a peaceful and prayerful Great Week and joyous Resurrection of Christ. Our rector, Fr. Steven Allen, Protopsaltes Leonidas Pittos, our parish council, and our entire community wish to congratulate all of our brethren near and far on the Resurrection of Our Lord, and to thank everyone for their prayer and support.

For more information about our community, go to saint-irene.com.

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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...

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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...

Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...