Visit of Metropolitan Photios 2018

The Holy Metropolis of America was recently blessed with the visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Photios of Demetrias, a member of the Holy Eparchial Synod of America.

His Eminence arrived on Thursday, June 8/21. On Saturday, June 10/23,he visited the Convent of Saint Syncletike in Long Island, New York, on their Feast Day. The next day, Sunday, June 11/24, he served at the Cathedral of Saint Markella in Astoria, New York.

Metropolitan Photios also attended the Clergy Synaxis and was at the Feast Day of the Monastery of St. John of San Francisco in Cobleskill, New York, on Saturday, June 17/30.

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Orthodox Awareness

Refutation of an "Encyclical Sermon"

Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church

by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod

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Missions

Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

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...

Ask A Priest

Is the GOC Insular?

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...