ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΙΑΤΙΚΟ ΜΗΝΥΜΑ 2012 ΑΡΧΙΕΠ. κκ ΚΑΛΛΙΝΙΚΟΣ

Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αθηνών και πάσης Ελλάδος κ.κ. Καλλίνικος, Πρόεδρος της Ιεράς Συνόδου της Εκκλησίας των γνησίων Ορθοδόξων Χριστιανών της Ελλάδος, εκφωνεί το Χριστουγεννιάτικο μήνυμα του 2012.

Το κείμενο του μηνύματος: http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/anakoinwseis/252-menyma-christougennwn-2012

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

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...

Ask A Priest

Fasting

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...