Thursday, April 18, 2013

Announcement from the Holy Synod

April 5/18, 2013
Holy Martyr Claudius
Dear brothers and sisters,

For several months now, our Holy Synod has been conducting a brotherly dialogue with the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church of Greece under the Presidency of His Beatitude, Archbishop Makarios of Athens ( By the mercy and grace of the Lord, our common labors have yielded a God-pleasing fruit and our two Churches have agreed to establish full Eucharistic unity, which will be sealed by a hierarchical concelebration. The dates of the concelebration will be announced separately. Below is the official announcement signed by the Presidents of the two Synods.

In Christ,

+ Gregory, Bishop of Brookline
   Secretary of the Holy Synod

Friday, April 5, 2013

Feast Day of Three Pillars of Orthodoxy in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania.

Icon: courtesy and copyright, Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston.

The Second Sunday of the Great Lent, the Feast Day of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonika, is the Patronal Feast of the Parish of the Three Pillars of Orthodoxy in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania. 

This year, the Parish celebrated its festivity together with two hierarchs, Bishop Gregory of Brookline and the newly-consecrated, Bishop Andrew of Markham, as well as with the visiting clergy, monastics and faithful  from Toronto, Massachusetts. Maryland and Virginia. 

During the Festal Hierarchical Liturgy, Fr. Rodion (Laskowski), the rector of the parish, was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter, in token of deep gratitude for over three decades of faithful service to the parish. AXIOS!