News

Subcategories

  • Conferences
    Information about Clergy-Laity, Youth, and Metropolitan Council Conferences.
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    21
  • Parishes
    News and pictures from our local parishes.
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    110
  • Miscellaneous
    News from around the Metropolis that does not fit into the above categories.
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    107
  • Charitable Outreach
    Across the Holy Metropolis, Soup Kitchens, Clothing and Food distribution programs, Habitat for Humanity opportunities, and other charitable causes are being founded to further the Gospel work of our Church. Below is a chronicle of such events. Please also see the photo galleries for pictures of some of these important events.
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    7
  • Ordinations
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    18
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

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

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Fasting

Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...