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

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

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

Morning and Evening Prayers

Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...