“Metagrobolizing” a Midnight Movie Massacre

(Rev. Fr.) Frank Marangos, Ed.D.

Rev. Fr. Frank Marangos, D.Min. We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through the unfolding puzzle of life. Sara Paddison (Author) Evil is no joke!  It is a caustic enigmatic force that leaves humanity forlorn, puzzling over shattering expirations.  In the early morning of July 20, the suburban town of Aurora, Colorado experienced the torment of such humorless intensity when a choleric auburn hair-dyed gunman wearing a gas mask and sheathed body armor opened fire … [Read more...]

A New American Orthodox Priestly Paradigm: The Mission Priest

Fr. Aris P. Metrakos

Source: Solia - The Herald | Fr. Aris P. Metrakos The old paradigms had a certain albeit meager utility. They worked as long as the surrounding culture remained basically Christian. They don't work anymore. The time has come to return the priesthood to how it was first practiced – in a hostile culture, with wisdom, and a concrete and authentic encounter with Christ. Becoming a Mission Priest begins with a change in governing values. Mission Priests don't confuse faith in the Gospel with a … [Read more...]

The Clergy Laity Congress Has Ignored the Patriarch’s Directive to Achieve Unity

George Matsoukas, Executive Director of OCL

Source: The National Herald | George Matsoukas, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity Having looked over the information concerning the recently completed National Assembly of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, which took place in Phoenix, AZ and having talked to some members of my local community in Southeast Florida who attended, I conclude that there were no workshops, discussions, or information presented on the work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central … [Read more...]

A Tribute: Fr. Peter Gillquist – Our Modern Day St. Paul

V. Rev. Fr Peter Gillquist

Orthodox Christian Laity | John Collis, M.D. This essay is about an outstanding person and friend, Father Peter Gillquist.  Phenomenal goals and amazing achievements characterize this devoted individual.  For much of his life, Father Peter struggled with physical pain, yet accomplishing more than imaginable.  Before my completing this paper, he suddenly became critically ill and died.  This essay is about Father Peter Gillquist – a minister, a priest, an apostle, a bible … [Read more...]

The Diocese of the South – 2012 Diocesan Assembly: Perspectives on Plenary Session

Archbishop Nikon with delegates

Source: Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America | Noel Busch July 16-19, 2012 Christ Our Savior Orthodox Cathedral Miami Lakes, Florida From the perspective of a delegate, the “elephant in the room” at the recently convened Assembly of the Diocese of the South (DOS) was the thought that the principal order of business was to have been the nomination of a bishop. With the resignation of Metropolitan Jonah and the suspended status of Fr. Gerasim, one might have expected an … [Read more...]

Applications for Executive Assistant Position at OCA Chancery Now Being Accepted

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Orthodox Church in America is accepting applications for the position of Executive Assistant. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, at egtosi@oca.org or PO Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791.  The deadline for submitting applications is August 3, 2012. A job description, which also is posted in PDF format, follows … [Read more...]

A Vision of A Unified Church In North America – Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit [VIDEO]

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As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Orthodox Christian Laity, we present to you a two part video interview: A Vision of A Unified Church In North America - with Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit. Recorded at the 20th Annual Meeting of OCL, November 2007. Part 1 Part 2 … [Read more...]

A Vision of A Unified Church In North America – Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit [VIDEO]

Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)

As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Orthodox Christian Laity, we present to you a two part video interview: A Vision of A Unified Church In North America - with Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit. Recorded at the 20th Annual Meeting of OCL, November 2007. Part 1     Part 2             … [Read more...]

Archdiocesan Clergy Gather for Symposium at Antiochian Village

Vespers at the Clergy Symposium

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Bishops and clergy from across the Archdiocese have gathered this week at Antiochian Village for the 17th Biennial Clergy Symposium, a time of reflection, fellowship, and learning. His Eminence Metropolitan Philip and the Antiochian House of Studies are the hosts for a full week of speakers, sessions and events. The Archdiocese is honored also to have in attendance His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan of Argentina. The theme of … [Read more...]

OCL Board Encourages Prayers for the Holy Synod, Clergy and Faithful of the OCA in Difficult Times

Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity OCL  is an educational and an advocacy ministry, which has, for a quarter of a century advocated for Orthodox Unity and transparency and accountability in Church Governance.  OCL welcomes the statement issued by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America regarding the resignation of Metropolitan Jonah, which appears to strike a balance between the sensitivity of the matters contained in the statement and the legitimate needs of the faithful to … [Read more...]