Archives for October 2011

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Imposes New Sanctions on Lynn Parish

Source: National Herald | By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON, MA – Metropolitan Methodios of Boston though a letter dated Oct. 11, 2011 has begun a second round of crisis at the historic Greek Orthodox parish of St. George in Lynn, MA. He continues the controversy he started last December about a $20,000 increase to the parish’s annual contribution to the Archdiocese which the parish cannot afford and has refused to pay. Through the letter, Methodios reinstated the sanctions against the … [Read more...]

Russians Queue for Greek Orthodox Fertility Relic

Source: adeiladenow RUSSIANS have queued to see one of the most treasured Greek Orthodox relics, believed to have miraculous powers to boost fertility, as the country struggles to reverse a population decline. The relic on loan from Greece and the Greek Orthodox Church, that believers venerate as the belt of the Virgin Mary, arrived overnight in Russia's northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, where hundreds, mostly women, stood in line to pay their respects. Arriving in Russia for the … [Read more...]

Upcoming Orthodox Lectures, Retreats and Events

Orthodox Christian Events are listed in the Google Calendar provided by Mary Photini. Please click on the State link of your choice for list of Orthodox lectures and events in your area.  States (& Canada) are listed in alphabetical order.  Pilgrimage/Tours are listed at the end. The Google Calendar is best viewed with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Only States with a corresponding event(s) are listed. *DISCLAIMER:Please click on information link provided for each … [Read more...]

OCA Holy Synod issues “Guidelines for Clergy Use of Online Social Networking”

Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America [SYOSSET, NY] On October 6, 2011, during their Fall 2011 Session, the members of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America adopted and approved “Guidelines for Clergy Use of Online Social Networking.” Available in PDF format, the Guidelines recognize “the popularity of social networking and digital communications” and their exponential growth.  Acknowledging that “the Church should not shy away from these new forms of media, but should be … [Read more...]

Jillions Accepts Chancellor’s Position at the OCA

[SYOSSET, NY - OCA] On Friday, October 21, 2011, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, announced that Archpriest John A. Jillions has accepted the position of Chancellor. Selected from a slate of several applicants, Father John was confirmed by the Holy Synod of Bishops upon the recommendation of the Metropolitan Council at their fall sessions. A life-long member of the Orthodox Church in America, Father John was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1955. He … [Read more...]

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Port Authority Announce Agreement on Rebuilding of St. Nicholas

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese NEW YORK - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces today an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invited Archbishop Demetrios and the Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, together with leadership of the St. … [Read more...]

Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod

The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Holy Archdiocese of America convened its regular meeting on October 12-13, 2011, at the Synodal Chamber of the Holy Archdiocese in New York. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presided and all Members of the Synod participated. Prior to the commencing of the Meeting of the Synod, Members had the opportunity to hold a special meeting with Rev. Father Stratton Dorozenski, Chairman of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee, during which relevant issues were … [Read more...]

Orthodox Gathering to Return after 48 Years

By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With work under way for the demolition of the Civic Arena, Orthodox Christians are gathering in Pittsburgh to remember a historic faith event that took place there in 1963. Nearly 14,000 Orthodox -- including 12 bishops, 150 priests and a 1,000-voice choir from all ethnic backgrounds -- packed the arena with the dome open. It remains the largest Orthodox gathering in America, according to organizers of this weekend's conference. The organizers of … [Read more...]

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Free Seminar on Suffering, Palliative Care

From St. Vladimir's Seminary Struggling with disease and terminal illness is part of the human condition, but dealing with suffering in a redemptive, Christian way presents a special challenge.  To help its seminarians, clergy, health professionals, and friends better understand how to approach and manage human suffering, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here will offer a free seminar Friday, October 21, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., titled “Spiritual Issues in Suffering and Palliative … [Read more...]

Remembering the Work and Leadership of the Council of Eastern Orthodox Youth Leaders of the Americas (CEOYLA). OCL 24th Annual Meeting, October 7-8, 2011 [VIDEO]

Bishop Basil (Essey), Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, talks about the CEOYLA Festival in 1963 An Audio-Video Offering to All at The 24 Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Christian Laity Welcoming Remarks - Andy Kartalis, George Matsoukas FEATURE : The Amazing CEOYLA of '63 - Ronald Muresan FEATURE: Live from CEOYLA '63 Eyewitness History by CEOYLA Participants: Michael Herzak Jim … [Read more...]