On Thursday, May 9/22, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Agafangel, First Hierarch of the ROCA, together with his entourage visited the Holy Ascension Monastery in Bearsville, NY, where he was received warmly with all the ecclesiastical majesty fitting the First-Hierarch of one of our Sister Churches, by the monastery’s abbot, His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, and the entire brotherhood.
During his visit, Metropolitan Agafangel invited Metropolitan Demetrius to concelebrate with him the following Saturday.
On Saturday, May 11/24, 2014, the feast day of the Enlighteners of the Slavs, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Middleburg, NY - the residence of Archbishop Andronik - presided over by Metropolitan Agafangel. Also concelebrating were Archbishop Andronik, and Bishops Afanasii, Kirill, and Nikolai.
Metropolitan Demetrius gave a sermon during which he spoke of the significance of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and how they are the symbols of unity between the Greek and Russian Churches.
For more information regarding the May 2014 ROCA Council of Bishops, please visit this site.
In the August 6, 2009 edition of the newspaper «Ελεύθερη Ώρα» (Free Time), the following article was published with the title “Grapsas, Paisios and the Prophecy!”:
“There was another prophecy for General Grapsas and they feared it.
For some time now the prophecy of Elder Paisios is circulating. Certainly, while the prophecy is one thing, reality is something else, but somewhere there is an extreme. 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...
Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...