2009 Joint Conference a Success

On the weekend of October 9-12, faithful from across the Metropolis gathered with their bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos, to celebrate the Clergy-Laity Conference, which occurs every five years. The annual Youth Conference was also held, as well as the Philoptochos Conference, allowing families to come together and offer their diverse talents, fellowship, and ultimately chart the course for the future direction of our Holy Metropolis. In addition to His Grace Bishop Christodoulos, we were joined by three bishops from Greece: H.E. Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia, H.G. Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis, and H.G. Bishop Photios of Marathon. The website staff would like to thank the New York Committee and all involved in making this conference a great success.

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

Why do we follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

a Because based on it, the First Ecumenical Council established the Paschal Canon and appointed that the feast of Holy Pascha may fall anywhere from March 22nd until April 25th, while with the New (Papal) Calendar it can fall as late at May 8th.

b The Gregorian (Papal) Calendar has been condemned by three Pan-Orthodox Councils under Patriarch Jeremiah Tranos (1583, 1587, 1589) 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...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Civil Annulment's Effect on Church Marriage?

Q. This concerns a U.S. marriage. If the marriage is civilly annulled, what is the effect upon the Church marriage? Is it also annulled? Read more...