Sermon for the Sunday after Theophany

With these profound and holy words, the incarnate Word began His preaching to fallen mankind. Outwardly, such simple teaching! But one must understand it with his very life: then these short and simple words which are contained in all of the Gospel will be revealed. Just as the holy Apostle Paul, when preaching the Gospel, … Read more

On the Nativity of Christ our Savior

By St. John Chrysostom A feast is approaching which is the most solemn and awe- inspiring of all feasts. If one were to call it the metropolis of all feasts, one wouldn’t be wrong. What is it? The birth of Christ according to the flesh. In this feast the Epiphany, holy Pascha, the Ascension and … Read more

PASTORAL LETTER FOR THE FEAST OF THE LORD’S NATIVITY 2020

PASTORAL LETTER FOR THE FEAST OF THE LORD’S NATIVITY 2020 † NICOLAE by the mercies of God Archbishop of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the United States of America and Metropolitan of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas To our Beloved Clergy and Orthodox Christians, Grace, peace, and joy from Christ the Lord, and … Read more

Pastoral Letter for the Lord’s Resurrection 2020

† NICOLAE by the mercies of God Archbishop of the Romanian Archdiocese of the United States of America and Metropolitan of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas To the Beloved Clergy and Orthodox Christians of our Holy Archdiocese, peace and unwavering hope from Christ the Risen Lord, and from us Archpastoral Blessings. Let us … Read more

Cornavirus (COVID-19) news

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Below is the letter from our Metropolitan. Following his letter is our parish instructions. Please read carefully! Important The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic changes continually and we are all struggling to do our part to meet this challenge. Health officials, local and national governments, and dedicated citizens … Read more

October 1- The Feast of the Holy Protection

The Feast of the Protection commemorates the appearance of the most holy Theotokos in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople in the tenth century, as recorded in the life of Saint Andrew the Fool for Christ’s sake. While the multitudes of the faithful were gathered in church, Epiphanius, the friend of Saint Andrew, through the … Read more

Nativity of the Theotokos

In addition to the celebration of the Annunciation, there are three major feasts in the Church honoring Mary, the Theotokos. The first of these is the feast of her nativity which is kept on the eighth of September. The record of the birth of Mary is not found in the Bible. The traditional account of … Read more

Church New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to the imposition of taxes in Egypt. The first worldwide Indiction was in 312 when the Emperor Constantine (May 21) saw a miraculous vision … Read more

Parintele Cleopa

Why Does God Allow Evil?

A Parable by Elder Cleopa When Elder Cleopa was asked, “Why does the Lord allow evil?” He answered with the following story. A long time ago in the Egyptian desert there lived a hermit monk. Sometimes he would go to Alexandria to sell the baskets he wove. The hermit would give almost all the money … Read more