Holy Friday to Pascha, Cathedral of Saint Markella, Astoria, New York
April 12th to April 16th, Midland, Texas
April 19th to May 2nd, Greece
May 12th, May 13th, Saint Philaret Mission, Springfield, Massachusetts
May 19th, May 20th, Saint Isidoros Parish, Bethpage, Long Island, New York
May 25th to May 28th, Holy Trinity Parish, Albany, Georgia
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...
Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...