Fr. Pavlos Stratigeas gives a primer on the tragic history of how the adoption of the Papist Calendar came to used in the Orthodox Christian world in 1924.
This program was recorded in the late 1980s when the heresy of heresies - Ecumenism - had not metastasized to the extent it has today, 17 years later (2015).
This program is in Greek with ENGLISH subtitles.
For further information regarding the reasons the Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church condemns use of the so-called "new" Papal Calendar see: http://www.hotca.org/orthodoxy/orthodox-awareness/203-the-calendar-question.
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...
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...