Announcement to the Public

On Sunday Dec. 3/16, 2012 His Grace, Bishop Demetrius of Boston will be enthroned during the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Mark of Ephesus, Roslindale MA, by His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and Boeotia, representative of the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece.

Matins, followed by Divine Liturgy begin at 7am. The Cathedral is located at 850 South St. Roslindale, Massachusetts Phone: 617-469-2380

From the Chief-Secretariat of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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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...