On Friday October 25/November 7, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America will preside over Great Vespers (for the All-Night Vigil) at the Holy Ascension Monastery in Bearsville, NY which will begin at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, October 26/November 8, 2014 he will preside over Matins and celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Markella in Astoria, NY. Matins: 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy: 9:30
After the Divine Liturgy a luncheon will be offered in honor of His Eminence's Name‘s Day.
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...
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.Read more...