New Bishop for Bulgaria

On Sunday, May 13/26, our Sister Church in Bulgaria celebrated the consecration of a new bishop, Bishop Victor of Nikopol. The President of the Synod of the Church in Bulgaria is Metropolitan Photii of Traditsa. Hierarchs of the Sister Churches from Russia and Romania were present. Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland represented our Church in America, and Metropolitans Gerontios and Chrysostomos, as well as Bishop Clement, represented our Mother Church of Greece.

Photos of the event are available at the below link (link will take you off of our site):

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

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...

Ask A Priest

Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G. Read more...