The Nativity Fast

November 15 – December 24 The rules of abstinence prescribed by the Church to follow during the Christmas Fast are similar to those prescribed during the Apostles’ Fast. It is clear that during the Fast we must abstain from meat and dairy products. Besides that, […]


PASCHAL MESSAGE OF ARCHBISHOP BENJAMIN

“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” (Mark 16:6) HOLY PASCHA 2017 To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of the West Dearly beloved: […]


St. John Chrysostom: DISCOURSE ON THE DAY OF THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST

We shall now say something about the present feast. Many celebrate the feast days and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, that the present feast is called Theophany—everyone knows; but what this is—Theophany, and […]