Opinion: Politics at Christmas

Dr. Maria C. Khoury

Source: Greek Orthodox Church Taybeh | Maria C. Khoury It’s that special time of year where you simply want to wish everyone a blessed holy Christmas celebration but I can’t help it that it’s the only chance I get to remind my friends of the horrors that are still happening where Christ was born. Every time I travel to Boston, I simply feel I am escaping from the day to day misery of Israeli occupation and take a break from seeing the new illegal Israeli settlement getting bigger in front of … [Read more...]

OCA Treasurer Releases Report for Third Quarter of 2011

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Melanie Ringa, released the “Treasurer’s Report for the Period July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011” on Thursday, December 15, 2011. The complete document in PDF format may be accessed here. … [Read more...]

In Memory: Eva C. Topping

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By George Matsoukas May the MEMORY of our founding board member and longtime supporter, Eva Topping, who departed this life on December 13, be ETERNAL. In July, she moved into an assisted living home in the town of her birth, Fredericksburg, VA. Eva Topping was 91 years old. She was a devout and devoted Orthodox Christian. She was the author of one of the seven studies in the Project on Orthodox Renewal. Her topic was Orthodox Women and Our Church. She spent many years of her life … [Read more...]

Three New Auxiliary Bishops Consecrated, Bishop Joseph Elevated to Archbishop

Three New Auxiliary Bishops Consecrated, Bishop Joseph Elevated to Archbishop

Editor's Update 12/15/11: Video of the consecration service is now available online from Noursat. Source: Antiochian Orthodox Church of America |By Fr. Thomas Zain On Sunday, December 11, 2011, three new auxiliary bishops were consecrated for the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America at the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand, Balamand, Lebanon. Their Graces, JOHN, ANTHONY and NICHOLAS were … [Read more...]

Church Urges not to Allow New Revolution in Russia

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Source: Interfax Moscow, December 12, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church urges not to allow civil confrontations in Russia as the part of society is not conformed with results of votes counting at the parliamentary elections. "We can't but express satisfaction that rallies in Russian cities are generally peaceful, in frames of law. No matter how political positions vary, the most important thing today is to keep civil peace and statehood, not to allow new 1905, 1917, 1991 or 1993," … [Read more...]

National Philoptochos Medical Fund Luncheon Awards Over $204,000 for Children’s Heath and Research

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese NEW YORK – The Thirteenth National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon was held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT with more than 650 attendees from throughout the United States. The event entitled “Let Us Rejoice and Embrace the Children,” was organized by the National Philoptochos and the Direct Archdiocesan District Philoptochos under the high patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and … [Read more...]

OCA, ROCOR Metropolitans, Hierarchs Concelebrate the Divine Liturgy at ROCOR’s NYC Cathedral

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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] is Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the first time at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign, New York, NY, on Saturday, December 10, 2011. The celebration marked the first time in nearly 70 years that the primates and hierarchs of the OCA and ROCOR have concelebrated. It is noteworthy that the … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh Enthroned in St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America PITTSBURGH, Pa – His Eminence Metropolitan Savas was enthroned yesterday Dec. 8, as Metropolitan of Pittsburgh during a magnificent and traditional ceremony at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, presided over the ceremony which was attended by more than 600 faithful of the Metropolis, more than 60 clergymen of the Metropolis and many … [Read more...]

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Faith in a Consumerist Society

Met. Jonah

Presentation on the Topic: Values & Capitalism Tuesday, December 06, 2011 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AEI, 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 About This Event Many Christians struggle to balance their faith with the increasing emphasis on consumerism and material goods in today's society. In a keynote address Tuesday evening at AEI, the Orthodox Church in America's Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, discussed … [Read more...]

Cyprus church, Israeli Chief Rabbi Seek Close Ties

Archbishop Chrysostomos II

Source: Taiwan News The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church and Israel's chief rabbi have signed a joint declaration aimed at forging closer bonds between the two countries' citizens. Archbishop Chrysostomos II and Rabbi Yonah Metzger signed the declaration in the Cypriot capital Tuesday. Chrysostomos said the initiative is aimed at ending any "hostility or suspicion" that had "poisoned" Cypriot-Israeli relations in the past. Metzger said Cyprus and Israel are partners and share … [Read more...]