Feast of The Holy Transfiguration in Romania

Thousands of faithful flocked to the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration in northern Moldavia to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord. His Eminence, Metropolitan Vlasie, President of the Holy Synod of the GOC of Romania, presided over the festivities. Many hierarchs of the Romanian Church took part along with representatives of the GOC of Greece, Metropolitan Chrysostomos, Bishop Gregory, Bishop Ambrose and Bishop Clement.

Please go to Συγκινητικὲς στιγμὲς στὴ Μονὴ Μεταμορφώσεως στὴ Σλατιοάρα Ρουμανίας for many more photos.

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Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...