At the Cathedral Church of Boston and New England, on Sunday January 19/February 1, was celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of its patron Saint, Saint Mark Evgenikos of Ephesus. His Eminence Demetrius of America concelebrated the hierarchical Liturgy with His Eminence Moses of Toronto. Many faithful and clergy from New England and New York came to celebrate the feast of the great defender of Orthodoxy. During his sermon on the Publican and Pharisee, His Eminence warned about the dangers of zeal without knowledge which sometimes leads to deception and heresy, and stressed to all the faithful the importance of humility and to follow the example of the publican.
“Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.”
We mustn’t have absolute trust in human beings for our salvation, no matter what dignity they have. Human beings are changeable. Today they are saints, tomorrow—deniers. Today—sinners, tomorrow—righteous. We must have absolute trust in God, and in Him we must base our hopes of salvation. “Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 145:5). 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...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
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...