St Xenia Camp Registration

St. Xenia Camp 2015 registration is now open! Camp will begin on August 16 and will end on August 22, 2015. We welcome you to visit our website: saintxeniacamp.com and register your campers for cabin assignments. For those who are interested, we strongly encourage you to consider carving out a week of your summer schedule and make the commitment to be a counselor at the St. Xenia Camp. Once accepted, our camp staff will provide valuable on line training resources and in person training on Saturday, August 15, before the camp week begins on August 16. Your participation will create lasting memories of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth for our young campers!

We are very excited to see many of you return to St. Xenia Camp and to welcome those who will experience our wonderful camp for the very first time!

St. Xenia Camp Director Staff

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

Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G. Read more...