The Hierarchical Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos took place on Thursday evening August 27, 2015 presided over by His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Clearwater, FL. The choir was directed by Spiro Antonopoulos from Massachusetts. During Vespers the Blessing of the loaves took place and the Lamentations to the Theotokos were chanted. The service finished with a procession around the church.
On Friday Aug 28 the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos was celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America. The Byzantine choir was directed by Spiro Antonopoulos.
“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...
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...
October 12-14, 2018
Cathedral of Saint Nektarios
1223 Dovercourt Road
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y1
An Orthodox Christian Worldview
Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...