The Ordination of Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis (Greek)

In the year 2000, on the Feast Day of St. Eustathios (Sept. 20/Oct.3), the Hieromonk Christodoulos was elevated to the dignity of Hierarch. He was ordained at the Holy Monastery of St. Menas in Anthousa, Greece. He was ordained by Metropolitan Pavlos of America, with the blessings of Archbishop Chrysostomos of Athens and All Greece. The ordination took place in the presence of the entire Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece. This program is in GREEK.

Orthodox Awareness

Ecumenical Dialogues Intensified

At the beginning of September (n.s.) Bartholomew called together a “Synaxis of the Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus" at the Phanar in order to coordinate their efforts for the First Ecumenistic Council which they plan to convene shortly. At it, they will most certainly have to deal with a conflict with the Patriarchate of Moscow concerning primacy, but also they will proclaim the heresy of Ecumenism with an alleged synodal decision of Ecumenical (or rather Ecumenistic) force. Read more...

Missions

Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...

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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...