Zacchaeus, The Signs of Demonic Influence, and Self-Pity

In this video, His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius discusses the Gospel reading for the Sunday of Zacchaeus. He emphasizes the importance of finding Christ amidst the noise and distractions of life. Just as Zacchaeus made the effort to climb a tree to see Jesus, we must also make the effort to find Christ through fasting, prayer, repentance, and humility. Metropolitan Demetrius warns against pride and self-pity, encouraging viewers to embrace repentance and the gift of humility. He also emphasizes the significance of the Cross in our salvation and the need to trust in God's plan, even during difficult times. His Eminence concludes with a prayer for God's guidance and asks for the intercession of the saints.

Orthodox Awareness

The Message of Patriarch Theodore of Alexandra Upon the Feast of Ramadan

The “Father of Fathers, the Thirteenth Apostle and the Judge of the World (as his pheme states), Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore sent a message to the Muslims of Egypt upon the feast of Ramadan. It is as follows:

“The most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, the chief month of personal worship and great awareness of the Divine for every faithful Muslim ends today with the festive, joyous season of Eid al-Fitr. Read more...


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...


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

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.