On Wednesday June 13/26, the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America, under the presidency of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius, convened for its annual meeting. All of the Hierarchs were present for the meetings. The holy Hierarchs discussed many matters pertaining to the life of our Church in an orderly, brotherly, and God-fearing fashion, invoking the Holy Spirit to guide, according to the will of God, all of the decisions taken for the good of the Church. The Hierarchs call upon all the faithful to persist in fervent prayer before The Lord for the good of The Church of Christ in North and South America.
Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church
by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod
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...
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...