Metropolitan Demetrius's Itinerary May & June 2018

May 12th, May 13th, Saint Philaret Mission, Springfield, Massachusetts
May 16th, May 17th, Holy Ascension Parish, Rochester, New York
May 19th, May 20th, Saint Isidoros Parish, Bethpage, Long Island, New York
May 25th to May 28th, Holy Trinity Parish, Albany, Georgia
June 2nd, June 3rd, Saint Markella Cathedral, Astoria, New York
June 8th, June 9th, Saint John the Russian Parish
June 9th, June 10th, Saint Mark of Ephesus Parish

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...

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...