(G) The Funeral of Metropolitan Petros of Astoria

Metropolitan Petros of Astoria reposed on January 22, 1997 in Astoria, NY. He was born in Chios, Greece on September 1, 1915. His funeral began at the Cathedral of St Markella in Astoria (which he founded in 1954) and was completed at the Monastery of St Minas in Anthousa, Greece. He is buried at the Monastery of St Minas.


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...

Ask A Priest


Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...