St Xenia Camp Registration

St. Xenia Camp 2015 registration is now open! Camp will begin on August 16 and will end on August 22, 2015. We welcome you to visit our website: saintxeniacamp.com and register your campers for cabin assignments. For those who are interested, we strongly encourage you to consider carving out a week of your summer schedule and make the commitment to be a counselor at the St. Xenia Camp. Once accepted, our camp staff will provide valuable on line training resources and in person training on Saturday, August 15, before the camp week begins on August 16. Your participation will create lasting memories of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth for our young campers!

We are very excited to see many of you return to St. Xenia Camp and to welcome those who will experience our wonderful camp for the very first time!

St. Xenia Camp Director Staff

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

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...

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

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...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Two-Headed Snake Cane?

Q. Can you tell me what the two-headed snake cane the Greek Bishop is walking with represents? What does it mean?
-V.T. Read more...