Feast of St. Demetrius, Presided Over by H.E. Met. Demetrius

The Feast of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius

This year, His Eminence will be celebrating the feast of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius at the monastery in Cobleskill.

Vigil service starts at 6:30 pm with Divine Liturgy in the morning at 8:30 am.

Back from the Holy Land

His Eminence will be returning from the Holy Land to his monastery on November 5th.

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...