Photos - Missionary Activity

Photos from the missionary work of our Church in America.

Visit to Haiti January 2020
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 ...
December 2019 Visit 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

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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Ask A Priest

Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G. Read more...