Feast Day at Holy Ascension Monastery - 2012

The Feast Day of the Holy Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Ascension in Woodstock, NY. This year the monastery's Feast Day was celebrated on the new foundation of the exact replica of the Great Church of Aghia Sophia in Constantinople, now being constructed at the monastery. In attendance were Metropolitan Pavlos of America, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica, Met. Moses of Portland, and Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis, as well as other clergy, monastics, and the Faithful.

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...