A Homily by Geronda Petros on the Iveron 'Portaitissa' Icon (English Subtitles)

His Eminence Metropolitan Petros of Astoria +1997 gives a homily on the Mother of God icon 'Portaitissa'. This program was recorded at the Cathedral of St. Markella in NYC - March 1988. Appearing with Geronda Petros is Archimandrite Nikodemos Kalantis and Protopresbyter Emmanuel Colombos.

Orthodox Awareness

The Calendar Question

A Classic Defense of the Old Calendar, proving it is part of the Tradition of the Church. 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...

Ask A Priest

Morning and Evening Prayers

Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...