It is with great thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ that over 200 faithful participated in this year's Youth and Family Conference at Saint Mark of Ephesus in Westwood, Mass. Many came from Toronto, Oregon, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Hampshire, Maine, and Missouri to share in our brotherhood and unity in Christ. The Parish of Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral likes to thank all of you for helping us make this event a success.
Over the next few days we will be posting pictures, links to pictures, and more pictures, which truly capture the joy and love that everyone experienced this weekend.
We thank our God for bestowing His blessings upon us and we ask that He strengthen our love for each other.
With our Lord's help, see you all at Conference 2015!
Father George Kamberidis
Please find photos below. For more photos, please visit this link.
At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. Read more...
St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...
2021 St. Xenia Camp
Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,
As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]
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...