Meeting of the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United States

 Representatives of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches met Dec. 4, at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The meeting of the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United States (Joint Commission) was the continuation of a first encounter that took place on October 8, 2019 at the Armenian Cathedral of St. Vartan and participated in the revival of the Joint Commission’s work.

Memory of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified

The Church commemorates today one of the greatest figures of Orthodox monasticism: Saint Sabbas the Sanctified, and Martyr Diogenes.

Saint Sabbas was born in 439 AD to pious and wealthy parents. He came from the village of Mutalaska near Caesarea of Cappadocia and was the son of devout parents, John and Sophia. His father was a military commander and had to travel to Alexandria with his wife, entrusting the upbringing of Saint Sabbas to his uncle Hermias.

Archbishop Elpidophoros to offer blessing at St. Nicholas National Shrine

Archbishop Elpidophoros, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, on Friday, December 6, 3:00 p.m., is going to offer a blessing at St. Nicholas National Shrine on the occasion of the Feast Day of St. Nicholas.

Located in the Financial District, St. Nicholas Church was the only building not part of the World Trade Center complex to be completely destroyed in the September 11 attacks. Its rebuilding would serve as a symbol of resilience and a spiritual beacon of hope for generations to come.

Ecumenical Patriarch at the Cell of St. Barbara

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited today the cell, where Saint Barbara was imprisoned in Nicomedia. There the Ecumenical Patriarch offered the service of Paraklesis.

Source: Orthodoxtimes.com

Mass Baptism: 60+ souls united to Christ in Uganda

Mass Baptism: 60+ souls united to Christ in Uganda
Mass Baptism: 60+ souls united to Christ in Uganda
Mass Baptism: 60+ souls united to Christ in Uganda
Mass Baptism: 60+ souls united to Christ in Uganda

Following on the heels of 75 catechumens being baptized in the Diocese of Gulu and Eastern Uganda in October, more than 60 were joyfully united to Christ yesterday in the Mystery of Baptism.