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...

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

Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.

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The Family Youth Conference will be held Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 at The Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Concord, NH.

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Ask A Priest

Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G. Read more...