Encyclical of the Holy Eparchial Synod in America Regarding the Theological Institute

On September 2/15, 2011, the hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod in America blessed the foundation of the new theological institute, named after the Holy Three Hierarchs.

Please find their Encyclical, in English and Greek, here.


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


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...