Sunday of Orthodoxy 2016 at the Cathedral of St Markella

On Sunday, March 20th NS, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, served in Astoria at the Cathedral of St. Markella. Together with Metropolitan Pavlos (emeritus), Protopresbyter Theodore Giannakopoulos, Archpriest Victor Dobrov, Hieromonk Agathangelus, and Hierodeacon Luke, Fr. Agathangelus was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite and appointed chancellor of the Metropolis of America by His Eminence.

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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

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

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?
-V.T. Read more...