Photos - Conferences

Youth and Family Conference 2016
Clergy Synaxis 2016
Youth and Family Conference 2015
Eparchial Synod Concelebration June 2015
Youth & Family Conference 2014
Fall Eparchial Synod Meeting 2014
2013 Fall Boston Clergy Synaxis
2013 Youth Conference
2013 Clergy Synaxis
2012 Youth Conference
2011 Toronto Conference
2011 Youth Conference
Metropolitan Council Fall Session 2010
2010 Youth Conference
2009 Youth Conference Gallery 1
2009 Youth Conference Gallery 2
2009 Youth Conference Gallery 3
Metropolitan Council Fall Session 2008
Youth Conference 2008
Metropolitan Council Spring Session 2008
Metropolitan Council Fall Session 2007
Metropolitan Council Fall Session Liturg...
Metropolitan Council Fall Session Liturg...
Youth Conference 2007 Part I
Youth Conference 2007 Part II
Youth Conference 2006 Series I
Youth Conference 2006 Series II
Youth Conference 2005
 
 
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Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. 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...

Youth

Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.

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...