The Ordination of His Eminence +Pavlos as Metropolitan of North and South America on February 13, 1998. This program shows the ordination of Archimandrite Pavlos Stratigeas to the Episcopacy of the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church. Also seen in the program is his Enthronement as Metropolitan to the See of the Holy Metropolis of the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of North and South America. The Enthronement occurred at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Markella in Astoria, NY.
CORRECTION: @ 7:13 the Priest reading the announcement from the Holy Synod is the Chancellor of the Church of Greece, Archimandrite Chrysostomos, the future Metropolitan of Attika, not Metropolitan Kallinikos, the future Archbishop of All Greece. And, the date of the ordination was on February 13/26, 1998- not Feb. 13/16, 1998.
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.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...]
Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...