Ecclesiastical New Year

In Roman times, the calendar year began on September 1. The Jews also observed this day as the beginning of their civil year. After the First Ecumenical Council, Christians observed September 1 as New Year’s Day. Constantine the Great called it his day of taxation. September was the month of...

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Feasts of the Lord and Theotokos

There are twelve Great Feasts of the Church that are divided into two groups – feasts of our Lord and feasts of the Mother of God (Theotokos). Here is a listing of those feasts for reference along with the dates on which they fall. The Feasts of our Lord are:...

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September Women’s Breakfast

The September Antiochian Women’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:00am in the St. Ignatius Parish Hall. September’s guest speaker will be Matushka Sarah Begley. All women from St. Ignatius and surrounding Orthodox parishes are invited to attend. The cost is free but please RSVP online at https://stignatiusfranklin.org/event/womens-breakfast/ For more...

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DOMSE Featured in Diakonia

Our Diocese, the Diocese of Miami and the South East (DOMSE), is featured in the latest issue of Diakonia, the Antiochian Women’s quarterly newsletter. To see how Antiochian Women around our Diocese have been “Serving Christ Through Serving Others,” read Diakonia online at Antiochian.org, or, stop by the AW Table...

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