As found in the Gospel of St Luke, Christ brings sight to a certain blind man. Fr Pavlos (Stratigeas) reads that passage (LUKE 18:35-43).
Those of you who knew Fr Pavlos (now Metropolitan) before his 2006 stroke will never forget his powerful readings of the Gospels during services, and his inspiring sermons given impromptu. This video is a reminder of those days. For those of you who did not know him then, this is what we all have lost. It was recorded at the Cathedral in 1991 during the construction period, and was the first Divine Liturgy done under the giant new dome. At the end of the service you will see Met. Petros, of blessed memory, asking the people to support the great under-taking of building the Cathedral.
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...
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...
2021 St. Xenia Camp
Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,
As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]