Saints Feasts and Readings for Sunday, February 26, 2017

For more daily readings and hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, visit the Online Chapel.

Orthodox Christianity

The first Christian communities began in the lands near the Mediterranean Sea, over 2,000 years ago. In these Eastern cities, the fundamentals of our Faith were proclaimed at the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Greek Orthodox Church embodies and expresses the rich spiritual treasures of Eastern Christian beliefs. One definition of the word ‘Orthodox’ is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All of her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

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Metropolis News

Metropolitan's Encyclicals February 23, 2017

Encyclical for Great Lent 2017

We must “commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.” The season of Great Lent offers us many tools to place us on this path.

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Archdiocese February 22, 2017

"All for One" in the 41st Folk Dance and Choral Festival, FDF 2017

This year's FDF is "an explosion of youth activity that combined beauty, faith, method and dedication in a way that produced excellence."

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Press Releases February 13, 2017

Oroville Dam Poses Danger for Parishioners in Northern California

A gaping hole in the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam in northern California threatens the integrity of the dam and could cause disastrous flooding if not...

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Ministries of the Metropolis

The ministries at the core of our Metropolis and our parishes bind our vibrant community together. Explore each ministry to learn more about how they bring you closer to our Lord - and to each other.

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