On Saturday June 16/29, the Monastery of Saint John in Cobleskill celebrated its annual feast day. The Holy Eparchial Synod, under the presidency of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America, convened on the previous Wednesday, and the conference of the clergy took place on Thursday and Friday.
The grand festivities brought a lot of joy and hope to the 400 or so faithful who attended from different parts of North America.
“Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.”
We mustn’t have absolute trust in human beings for our salvation, no matter what dignity they have. Human beings are changeable. Today they are saints, tomorrow—deniers. Today—sinners, tomorrow—righteous. We must have absolute trust in God, and in Him we must base our hopes of salvation. “Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 145:5). Read more...
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...