Sunday of Orthodoxy 2016 at the Cathedral of St Markella

On Sunday, March 20th NS, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, served in Astoria at the Cathedral of St. Markella. Together with Metropolitan Pavlos (emeritus), Protopresbyter Theodore Giannakopoulos, Archpriest Victor Dobrov, Hieromonk Agathangelus, and Hierodeacon Luke, Fr. Agathangelus was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite and appointed chancellor of the Metropolis of America by His Eminence.

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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

Saint John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...