Photos - Missionary Activity

Photos from the missionary work of our Church in America.

Two New Missions Established in Cuba
Visit of Metropolitan Demetrius to Guate...
Liturgy at St. John of Kronstadt Mission...
Liturgy at St. Polycarp of Smyrna House ...
St Matthew the Evangelist Inaugural Litu...
Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Inaugural...
Holy Mother of God Inaugural Liturgy
St Mark the Evangelist Inaugural Liturgy...
St Matthew the Evangelist Ground Blessin...
St Gregory Palamas, Kentucky
Visit of Metropolitan Demetrius to Cuba ...
 
 
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Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. 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...