Metropolitan Demetrius's Schedule for Lent

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.

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

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...

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...

Ask A Priest

Civil Annulment's Effect on Church Marriage?

Q. This concerns a U.S. marriage. If the marriage is civilly annulled, what is the effect upon the Church marriage? Is it also annulled? Read more...