Metropolitan Demetrius's Schedule for July and August 2017

New York City (Cathedral of St Markella)
July 12-13

Mount Union, Pennsylvania (Sts Peter and Paul Church)
July 15-17

Alberta, Canada (St Vladimir Cathedral, Edmonton, Holy Dormition Monastery, Holy Protection Convent Bluffton, Alberta)
July 27-August 3

New York City (Cathedral of St Markella)
August 3-4

Detroit, Michigan
August 11-13

St Xenia Camp
August 16/17-19

Concord, New Hampshire (Dormition Parish)
August 19-21

Clearwater, Florida (Dormition Parish)
August 26-29

Dawson, Georgia (St Clement Hermitage)
August 29-31

Orthodox Awareness

Ecumenical Dialogues Intensified

At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. Read more...

Missions

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...

Ask A Priest

Morning and Evening Prayers

Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...