Monastery Schedule for Holy Week & Pascha 2020

HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA 2020 MONASTERY SCHEDULE

Live-stream services can now be viewed on our Orthodox Tradition site.  Here you can listen to live services as well as view videos covering a variety of subjects including sermons from His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America.

Although you are unable to physically join us, you will be able to view all the times of our services so you can join us in spirit.

 

 

Link to the schedule for Holy Week at Saint John’s Monastery:
https://www.saintjohnsmonastery.org/holy-week-and-pascha-2020/

Link to the Orthodox Tradition Site:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpYlPAi6ozjXYrTAZF0_0Aw

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 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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Ask A Priest

Morning and Evening Prayers

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...