On Friday, June 7/20 and Saturday, June 8/21, the Transfer of the Relics of the Great-Martyr Theodore the General, Fr. Savvas Anastasiou visited the mission of St. John of Kronstadt in Bunnell, FL.
On Friday evening, after a meal with the congregation, they served the Ninth Hour, Vespers, Matins, and First Hour. On Saturday morning, the Third and Sixth Hour and the Divine Liturgy.
In his sermon, Fr. Savvas spoke of the great miracle of Church unity which has occurred in the past three years and how this greatly facilitates the faithful's spiritual lives because there are now more churches in which to worship, and they are not compelled to travel such great distances as they were in the past.
In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.
The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...
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...
Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.
The Family Youth Conference will be held Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 at The Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Concord, NH.