On Sunday, November 9/22, 2015, Their Eminences, Metropolitans Moses of Toronto and Demetrius of America, celebrated the feast of the Cathedral of St Nektarios of Aegina in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During the liturgy, Paraskevas Proskos was ordained to the diaconate.
Deacon Fr. Paraskevas is forty-four years old, married and the father of three children. His parents are from Vevi, Florina, Greece. He is also Metropolitan Demetrius' first cousin. Axios!
Of the youth of St. Nektarios' parish: Metropolitan Demetrius, Hieromonk Theologos, Archdeacon Agathangelus, and the newly ordained Deacon Paraskevas Proskos continue to serve the Orthodox Church in their role as clergyman.
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...
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...