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

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...