His Grace Bishop Benedict of Astoria Ordained Bishop

On Thursday, March 1/14, Hieromonk Benedict was ordained (consecrated) to the dignity of Bishop by His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and All Greece, together with other hierarchs of our Church, at the Holy Monastery of the Archangels in Athikia, Corinth, where His Eminence Metropolitan Emeritus Pavlos and His Grace Bishop Maximus were also ordained.. He will serve as the auxiliary to His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America, and he was granted the title "of Astoria." Please see below for videos of His Grace's acceptance of the dignity of Bishop, and his ordination proper. Axios! He is Worthy!

Acceptance of the Dignity of Bishop

Episcopal Ordination (Consecration)

Orthodox Awareness

The Problem of Conservative New Calendarism

A talk delivered by Fr. Maximus (Marretta) to the Inter-Orthodox Conference "Orthodoxy and Modern Ecumenism," University of Chicago, March 5/18, 2007. Read more...


Saint John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...


2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Two-Headed Snake Cane?

Q. Can you tell me what the two-headed snake cane the Greek Bishop is walking with represents? What does it mean?
-V.T.