Photos - Missionary Activity

Photos from the missionary work of our Church in America.

Two New Missions Established in Cuba
Visit of Metropolitan Demetrius to Guate...
Liturgy at St. John of Kronstadt Mission...
Liturgy at St. Polycarp of Smyrna House ...
St Matthew the Evangelist Inaugural Litu...
Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Inaugural...
Holy Mother of God Inaugural Liturgy
St Mark the Evangelist Inaugural Liturgy...
St Matthew the Evangelist Ground Blessin...
St Gregory Palamas, Kentucky
Visit of Metropolitan Demetrius to Cuba ...
 
 
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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...

Ask A Priest

Fasting

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...