His Eminence will not travel during Great Lent except for the the following weekends:
1) First weekend of Great Lent. His Eminence will serve the first Akathist Hymn at the Cathedral of Saint Markella. On Saturday morning, he will be present at the Matins and Divine Liturgy service at the convent of Saint Synklitiki in Long Island.
His Eminence will serve the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral.
2) His Eminence will travel on Saturday night to the Cathedral of Saint Markella in order to serve the Divine Liturgy for the feast of Palm Sunday.
The rest of the Lenten period, he will remain at his residence at Saint John of San Francisco Monastery.
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...
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...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...