On Friday, January 9th, His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius arrived in Thessalonika, Greece. His Eminence visited the shrine of Saint Demetrius on his way from the airport to the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, where he attended Vespers, met clergy and faithful, and spent his first night in Greece.
The next day he was taken to Kavala, to the Sacred Temples of the Holy Annunciation and Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer. There, he met with Bishop Ambrose of Drama who visited the Church in the evening where the children of the Church school held a presentation in honor of the Nativity and Christ. His Eminence, together with His Grace, Bishop Ambrose, spoke to the parishioners present.
At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. Read more...
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...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
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...