On the weekend of October 12-14th, 2018, the 2018 Youth and Family Conference was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On Friday night, participants registered and partook in fellowship. On Saturday, October 13th, educational sessions were held at Loretto College School. Among the speakers were His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto, Fr Steven Allen, Fr Savvas Anastasiou, Fr Nicholas Chernjavsky, Fr John Somers, Deacon Fr Paraskevas Proskos, and Deacon Fr Jeremy Burrows.
Following the sessions, Great Vespers were held at the Cathedral of Saint Nektarios. On Sunday, Matins with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was served by His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses. A lunch was held at Flipper's Fish House following the services.
A Post-Conference Summary and Photo Gallery is available here.
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...
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2021 St. Xenia Camp
Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,
As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]
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...