Theophania 2014 at Battery Park - NYC

The Clergy and people of the Cathedral of St Markella in New York City celebrated the Great Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River (Theophania) - 2014. As has become tradition the celebration culminated at Battery Park in New York Harbor with young men swimming in the Hudson River to retrieve the Cross. This year the Cross was tossed into the harbor by His Grace Bishop Demetrius of Boston.

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

Why do we follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

a Because based on it, the First Ecumenical Council established the Paschal Canon and appointed that the feast of Holy Pascha may fall anywhere from March 22nd until April 25th, while with the New (Papal) Calendar it can fall as late at May 8th.

b The Gregorian (Papal) Calendar has been condemned by three Pan-Orthodox Councils under Patriarch Jeremiah Tranos (1583, 1587, 1589) 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...