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.
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...
St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
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...