Photos - St. Mark of Ephesus Cathedral's 50th Anniversary

On Sunday, January 24/February 6, 2022, the Cathedral Parish of Saint Mark of Ephesus celebrated its 50 year anniversary.
StMark50_0080
StMark50_0080
Detail
StMark50_0082
StMark50_0082
Detail
StMark50_0084
StMark50_0084
Detail
StMark50_0085
StMark50_0085
Detail
StMark50_0086
StMark50_0086
Detail
StMark50_0088
StMark50_0088
Detail
StMark50_0090
StMark50_0090
Detail
StMark50_0091
StMark50_0091
Detail
StMark50_0092
StMark50_0092
Detail
StMark50_0093
StMark50_0093
Detail
StMark50_0094
StMark50_0094
Detail
StMark50_0095
StMark50_0095
Detail
StMark50_0096
StMark50_0096
Detail
StMark50_0097
StMark50_0097
Detail
StMark50_0098
StMark50_0098
Detail
StMark50_0099
StMark50_0099
Detail
StMark50_0100
StMark50_0100
Detail
StMark50_0107
StMark50_0107
Detail
StMark50_0108
StMark50_0108
Detail
StMark50_0110
StMark50_0110
Detail
 
 
Powered by Phoca Gallery
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

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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...