Youth & Family Conference 2014

October 10-12, 2014

Westwood, MA

Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral
340 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090
Phone: 617-469-2380
Fax: 617-469-2380

Growing Closer to Christ: The Mysteries

1. Proskomide and Holy Communion
2. Confession
3. Baptism/Chrismation/Holy Unction for grades 1-8
Marriage/Ordiantion for high school, college, and adults

Website | Flyer | Registration Form | Online Registration Form

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...


Saint John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...


Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G.