Orthodox News

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter

April 29th, 2016

Source: The White House - Office of the Press Secretary Michelle and I extend our best wishes to [...]

A Blessed Easter to Our Eastern Orthodox Sisters and Brothers

A Blessed Easter to Our Eastern Orthodox Sisters and Brothers

April 28th, 2016

Source: Friends of Sabeel North America Our warmest wishes and hopes for renewal go out to our Ea[...]

SOME COMMON MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE DATE OF PASCHA / EASTER

SOME COMMON MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE DATE OF PASCHA / EASTER

April 26th, 2016

Source: Public Orthodoxy by John Fotopoulos There is a common misperception among Orthodox Chr[...]

“WITHOUT CHRISTIANS THE MIDDLE EAST WILL LOSE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ITS IDENTITY”

“WITHOUT CHRISTIANS THE MIDDLE EAST WILL LOSE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ITS IDENTITY”

April 25th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru Oleg Glagolev, Igumen Arseny (Sokolov) Igumen Arseny (Sokolov), repre[...]

Synod Defrocks Gounaris & Ehrs, Suspends Dokos

Synod Defrocks Gounaris & Ehrs, Suspends Dokos

April 25th, 2016

Source: The National Herald BY THEODORE KALMOUKOS NEW YORK – The Holy Eparchial Synod of the G[...]


Governance & Unity News

Official Announcement and Agreed Texts of the Synaxis of Primates Regarding the Holy and Great Synod 2016

Official Announcement and Agreed Texts of the Synaxis of Primates Regarding the Holy and Great Synod 2016

April 30th, 2016

Source: MYSTAGOGY Announcement of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (01/27/201[...]

On the Convocation of the Holy and Great Council

On the Convocation of the Holy and Great Council

April 28th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Observer Originally issued on March 20, 2016. † Bartholomew By the Mercy of [...]

THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH IN AN AGE OF MODERN SCIENCE AND PLURALISM - A Study in Preparation for the Upcoming Holy and Great Council

THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH IN AN AGE OF MODERN SCIENCE AND PLURALISM – A Study in Preparation for the Upcoming Holy and Great Council

April 19th, 2016

Source:  Public Orthodoxy by Very Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides and Gayle E. Woloschak The doc[...]

Resources for The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church 2016

Resources for The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church 2016

April 7th, 2016

Source: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church A “Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox [...]

METROPOLITAN GABRIEL OF LOVECH AND ALL CLERGY OF HIS DIOCESE OPPOSE DOCUMENT OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

METROPOLITAN GABRIEL OF LOVECH AND ALL CLERGY OF HIS DIOCESE OPPOSE DOCUMENT OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

April 5th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie Sofia, April 5, 2016 The official website of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria [...]

Governance & Unity Essays

Reaction To The Agenda Of The Great And Holy Council Of The Orthodox Church

Reaction To The Agenda Of The Great And Holy Council Of The Orthodox Church

April 28th, 2016

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Originally published on September 29, 1977 [...]

Preparing for the Great and Holy Council: Theological Reflections

Preparing for the Great and Holy Council: Theological Reflections

April 25th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Theological Society in America Great and Holy Monday Dear Fathers, Members of[...]

Book Review – The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections On Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity

Book Review – The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections On Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity

April 22nd, 2016

Source:  American Orthodox Institute / Touchstone Magazine (May/June 2016) Eastern Union The[...]

What We Expect! Looking Forward to the Holy and Great Council

What We Expect! Looking Forward to the Holy and Great Council

April 22nd, 2016

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Lent is coming to an end.  We are preparing for Holy Week and Pa[...]

Unity of the Body of Christ: Letter to OCL President George Pontikes from Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

Unity of the Body of Christ: Letter to OCL President George Pontikes from Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

April 4th, 2016

CLICK HERE to view the PDF. [...]

OCL Forum

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

January 18th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity This forum is a place to post thoughts, papers and documents tha[...]

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

October 31st, 2013

Mandate The Assembly has been established in accordance with the Decision of the 4th Pre-Conciliar [...]

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops' Progress on Unity

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops’ Progress on Unity

January 31st, 2013

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America sets out the vision of the g[...]

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

August 6th, 2012

The article "The 1872 Council of Constantinople and Phyletism" by Rev. Fr. Stephane Bigham provides [...]

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

August 5th, 2012

I am interested in what pan-Orthodox ministries there are out there. I know of very few TRULY p[...]

Focused Study and Research Topics

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

October 31st, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft] [A Case Stud[...]

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

October 12th, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA? [...]

Video: Philip Ludwell III (1716-1767) - The Forerunner of Orthodoxy in North America

Video: Philip Ludwell III (1716-1767) – The Forerunner of Orthodoxy in North America

April 2nd, 2013

"The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance" - Further reflections on Colonel Philip Ludwell [...]