On the weekend of September 22-25 (October 5-8 n.s.) the Third Annual Youth Conference was held at the Church of the Holy Dormition in Clearwater, Florida. It was well-attended and provided the youth of the Metropolis the chance to see one another in person and fellowship.
On the weekend of October 13-15 (October 26-28 n.s.) the second preparatory Metropolitan Council Meeting was held at the parish of Sts. Nectarios and George in Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of this meeting was to continue to discuss and finalize the documents that will guide this advisory body in its task of providing the Metropolis with a council consisting of laity and clergy from all parishes, as envisioned in the Constitution ratified in 2004.
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
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...
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...