Inter-Orthodox Deliberation

After a Trisagion for the repose of the soul of the ever-memorable Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (+2010) an Inter-Orthodox Deliberation took place at 10 a.m. on Friday March 8/21, 2014 in the Monastery of the All-Immaculate Virgin in Megara with thirteen Hierarchs from the Churches of the G.O.C. of Greece under the presidency of His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos, a representation from the Church Romania under Metropolitan Vlasie, consisting of three hierarchs, and a representation from the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad headed by its president Metropolitan Agafangel and one bishop.

The main issue of discussion was the draft of the document The True Orthodox Church in Opposition to the Heresy of Ecumenism: Dogmatic and Canonical Issues During this deliberation each article of the document was examined, the hierarchs having expressed agreement on it, in principle, some days prior. They discussed other dogmatic and canonical issues and by the Grace of God, the many-hour deliberation came to a close in full agreement.

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

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...