Presentation of IOTA Conference at St. Peter’s

Orthodox Christian Laity will be offering a presentation on the recent conference held in Romania that was attended by Orthodox Christian scholars around the world. Professor Gayle Woloschak will be the speaker. The presentation will be held at St. Peter's on Friday, March 29, 2019. Salutations begins at 5:30 that evening followed by a light lenten supper. The presentation begins at 7:00pm. … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter March 18, 2019

Second Sunday of Great Lent St. Gregory Palamas Venerable Zachariah the Recluse and Artemon, Bishop of Seleucia; New-Hieromartyr Parthenios, Patriarch of Constantinople From “A Man Fully Alive” by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick. On the Second Sunday of Great Lent we celebrate St. Gregory Palamas, the archbishop of Thessalonica in Greece for a number of years in the 14th century, right around the same time that Geoffrey Chaucer was born, the man who wrote The Canterbury Tales. But before he became an archbishop, Gregory was a monk on the holy mountain of Athos. During his time there and also when he later became an archbishop, Gregory was involved in a controversy that cut straight to the heart of this longing for … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter March 12, 2019

First Sunday of Great Lent The Triumph of Orthodoxy Venerable Alexios the 'Man of God;' Patrick, bishop of Armagh and Enlightener of Ireland; Venerable Theosteriktos the Confessor of Pelecete Monastery; Venerable Makarios of Kalyazin The Sunday of Forgiveness, the last of the preparatory Sundays before Great Lent, has two themes: it commemorates Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, and it accentuates our need for forgiveness. There are obvious reasons why these two things should be brought to our attention as we stand on the threshold of Great Lent. One of the primary images in the Triodion is that of the return to Paradise. Lent is a time when we weep with Adam and Eve before the closed gate of Eden, repenting with them … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter March 5, 2019

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the GardenSunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare) Martyr Kodratos of Corinth and his Five Companions; Anastasia the Patrician of Alexandria; New-Martyr Michael of Thessalonica The Sunday of Forgiveness, the last of the preparatory Sundays before Great Lent, has two themes: it commemorates Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, and it accentuates our need for forgiveness. There are obvious reasons why these two things should be brought to our attention as we stand on the threshold of Great Lent. One of the primary images in the Triodion is that of the return to Paradise. Lent is a time when we weep with Adam and Eve before the closed gate of Eden, repenting with them for the sins that have deprived … [Read more...]

Would you Like to take a Deep Dive into the Events of the Resurrection?

This is 10-week course ONLINE (from your home) beginning this Thursday, March 7th at 7 pm – 8:30 pm EST To join, email Deacon John Howard at frdnjohn@gmail.com as soon as possible. We will learn why understanding the events surrounding the Resurrection are so critical in our lives and deserves study Examine the bible verses that compel us to understand and defend our faith Appreciate the brilliant thinking and arguments presented by Christ and His followers Grasp that our faith is not blind but supported by sound historical evidence Realize the consequences for our lives if this never happened Contemplate what is life’s meaning and purpose without Christ and His Resurrection Listen as intellectually honest … [Read more...]