His Grace Bishop Benedict of Astoria Ordained Bishop

On Thursday, March 1/14, Hieromonk Benedict was ordained (consecrated) to the dignity of Bishop by His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and All Greece, together with other hierarchs of our Church, at the Holy Monastery of the Archangels in Athikia, Corinth, where His Eminence Metropolitan Emeritus Pavlos and His Grace Bishop Maximus were also ordained.. He will serve as the auxiliary to His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America, and he was granted the title "of Astoria." Please see below for videos of His Grace's acceptance of the dignity of Bishop, and his ordination proper. Axios! He is Worthy!

Acceptance of the Dignity of Bishop


Episcopal Ordination (Consecration)


Orthodox Awareness

The Message of Patriarch Theodore of Alexandra Upon the Feast of Ramadan

The “Father of Fathers, the Thirteenth Apostle and the Judge of the World (as his pheme states), Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore sent a message to the Muslims of Egypt upon the feast of Ramadan. It is as follows:

“The most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, the chief month of personal worship and great awareness of the Divine for every faithful Muslim ends today with the festive, joyous season of Eid al-Fitr. 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...

Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Is the GOC Insular?

Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...