8/9-8/11: St. Irene of Chrysovalantou 10th Anniversary Celebration

St. Irene of Chrysovalantou Church in Washington Township, Michigan, has launched a new website using the same address: https://www.saint-irene.com They will be adding features and content in the coming months.

There is an important announcement on the homepage, about the parish's 10th anniversary celebration on St. Irene's feast day, the weekend of August 9-11 (n.s.), which will take the form of a spiritual retreat with lectures and discussions in addition to the divine services. They invite all to join them! Here is the schedule and registration information: https://www.saint-irene.com/event-details/st-irene-of-chrysovalantou-spiritual-retreat-1

Orthodox Awareness

The Message of Patriarch Theodore of Alexandra Upon the Feast of Ramadan

The “Father of Fathers, the Thirteenth Apostle and the Judge of the World (as his pheme states), Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore sent a message to the Muslims of Egypt upon the feast of Ramadan. It is as follows:

“The most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, the chief month of personal worship and great awareness of the Divine for every faithful Muslim ends today with the festive, joyous season of Eid al-Fitr. 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...

Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Morning and Evening Prayers

Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...