Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos 2017

On September 8/21, the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, His Eminence served the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St Markella in Astoria, NY.

His Eminence received the priest John Copeland into our Sacred Metropolis, from HOCNA. This happened not too long after the reception of Fr Theodoros Daoud, and Fr Elias Alreaedi, who both came from the Antiochian Archdiocese.

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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

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

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...