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


Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

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...


Youth Conference 2015

October 8-11, 2015

Mt. Union, PA

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church

Flyer | Website | Agenda | Tickets

Ask A Priest


Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...