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

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...

Missions

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...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Civil Annulment's Effect on Church Marriage?

Q. This concerns a U.S. marriage. If the marriage is civilly annulled, what is the effect upon the Church marriage? Is it also annulled? Read more...