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...
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