News

Subcategories

  • Conferences
    Information about Clergy-Laity, Youth, and Metropolitan Council Conferences.
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    15
  • Parishes
    News and pictures from our local parishes.
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    80
  • Miscellaneous
    News from around the Metropolis that does not fit into the above categories.
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    92
  • 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

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...

Ask A Priest

Two-Headed Snake Cane?

Q. Can you tell me what the two-headed snake cane the Greek Bishop is walking with represents? What does it mean?
-V.T. Read more...