Clergy Compensation Packages in GOA

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Source: National Herald | Theodore Kalmoukas BOSTON – A newly-assigned priest who has just graduated from the Seminary should make an annual salary of $49,128 – $66,528 plus extras such as insurance, an automobile, a house (or an allowance for one) retirement contributions, seminars expenses, and many more. A priest with 35 years of ministry and more will earn $113,856 – $120,144, according to the Clergy Compensation Plan for 2012. The priests’ salaries are the biggest expense of the … [Read more...]

Community Surprised at Sudden Departure of Methodios’ Assistant

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By Theodore Kalmoukas Sophia Nibi, executive administrative assistant of the Metropolis of Boston suddenly resigned on September 1 after 27 years of service. She did not return a telephone message TNH left at her residence and her resignation was announced the same day a letter was sent to the clergy and faithful of the Metropolis by Metropolitan Methodios. Priests who spoke to TNH on the condition of anonymity said that "the departure of Sophia Nibi from the Metropolis creates a huge void … [Read more...]

he Recent Discovery of the Relics of Saint Kyranna the New Martyr of Ossa

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Source: Mystagogy Metropolitan John of Lagada and Exarch of Central Macedonia has called 2011 "the year of Saint Kyranna", which was inaugurated on the feast of the Saint on 8 January 2011. The center of the festivities has been in the village of Ossa, near Thessaloniki, where the Saint lived and where a magnificent church exists in her honor. To read about the life and martyrdom of Saint Kyranna, see Following the heroic and martyric death of the young Saint Kyranna on 28 February 1751, … [Read more...]

OCA Represented at Ceremony Marking the Opening of the 66th UN General Assembly

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NEW YORK, NY [OCA] His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, was among the religious leaders invited to attend ceremonies marking the opening of the 66th session of the United Nations’ General Assembly at the Church of the Holy Family here Monday, September 12, 2011. The ceremony was hosted by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. For many years, the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, as well as representatives of … [Read more...]