Christ Gives Sight to a Certain Blind Man (Greek)

As found in the Gospel of St Luke, Christ brings sight to a certain blind man. Fr Pavlos (Stratigeas) reads that passage (LUKE 18:35-43).

Those of you who knew Fr Pavlos (now Metropolitan) before his 2006 stroke will never forget his powerful readings of the Gospels during services, and his inspiring sermons given impromptu. This video is a reminder of those days. For those of you who did not know him then, this is what we all have lost. It was recorded at the Cathedral in 1991 during the construction period, and was the first Divine Liturgy done under the giant new dome. At the end of the service you will see Met. Petros, of blessed memory, asking the people to support the great under-taking of building the Cathedral.

Orthodox Awareness

Ecumenical Dialogues Intensified

At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. Read more...

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, 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. Read more...

Youth

Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.

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...