News

Subcategories

  • Conferences
    Information about Clergy-Laity, Youth, and Metropolitan Council Conferences.
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    16
  • Parishes
    News and pictures from our local parishes.
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    82
  • Miscellaneous
    News from around the Metropolis that does not fit into the above categories.
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    94
  • Charitable Outreach
    Across the Holy Metropolis, Soup Kitchens, Clothing and Food distribution programs, Habitat for Humanity opportunities, and other charitable causes are being founded to further the Gospel work of our Church. Below is a chronicle of such events. Please also see the photo galleries for pictures of some of these important events.
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    7
  • Ordinations
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    17
Orthodox Awareness

Bartholomew Prays at Iftar

Iftar, refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after sunset.

We report the following unchanged as it was published:

"The leaders of the Armenian, Roman, Jewish and Syrian communities of Turkey sat around the fasting Iftar dinner in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul." 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...

Ask A Priest

Is the GOC Insular?

Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...