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Yearly Archives: 2018

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America announces the ordination and enthronement of Metropolitan-elect Nathanael of Chicago. The ordination of Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to the Episcopacy will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City (319 East 74thStreet New York, NY 10021). The service of Orthros will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 a.m. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will enthrone metropolitan-elect Nathanael on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Chicago’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago. Immediately following the election, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America stated: “I express my wholehearted congratulations on the election of Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago, wishing the abundant blessing of God on the sacred ministry the Church has entrusted him with. The newly-elected Metropolitan has served as Deacon, Priest and Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations for a number of years, and…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The OCL winter board meeting is taking place at the Franciscan Retreat Center, 5802 E Lincoln Drive Scottsdale AZ. Feb 8-10. In addition to to discussions of the agenda board members will learn more about the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) from its Director, Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk.

Source: The National Herald By Theodoros Kalmoukos NEW YORK – The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in a special meeting on Monday, February 5, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America selected the three-person ballot for the Metropolis of Chicago. The selections are as follows: V. Rev. Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides- head of the Office of Interchristian, Interorthodox and Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese, V. Rev. Archimandrite Timothy Bakakos- presiding priest of the Assumption of the Theotokos Cathedral in Chicago, and V. Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis, presiding priest of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral…

Source: The National Herald By Theodoros Kalmoukos MIAMI, FL – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America unexpectedly left the Leadership 100 conference in Miami, FL at 3pm on Friday, February 2 and returned to New York. No reason was officially given by him or any other representative. The Archbishop’s departure raised many questions and led to many comments and suspicions. The Archbishop was supposed to participate in the entire conference and celebrate the Divine Liturgy at St. Sophia Cathedral in Miami on Sunday. The Finances of the Archdiocese and also the rebuilding of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine Church…

Source: Ahval News The Orthodox Christian community of Turkey has moved to show its support to the country’s armed forces, which launched a military campaign, “Operation Olive Branch”, against armed Kurdish groups in northwestern Syria on Jan. 20. Although the vast majority of Turkey’s population is Muslim, the country’s geography and history hold an important place for Christianity. Some of the most important locations for Eastern Orthodox Christians lie in Turkey, including the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I, in Istanbul. Bartholomew I expressed his support for Turkey’s military operation in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,…

Source: The National Herald In June, 2012, an Orthodox Church was built in Tirana, Albania. Yes, Tirana, Albania. That marvelous cathedral was built largely through the blood, sweat, and tears of Archbishop Anastasios, the Primate of the Church of Albania. The Resurrection Cathedral currently stands as the third-largest Orthodox church in Europe. This was nothing less than a miraculous accomplishment considering Albania, a very poor country, was not that long ago under the grips of communism and fiercely anti-Christian. Yet, in a largely Muslim country, Archbishop Anastasios has managed to revitalize the Orthodox Church, building new churches and restoring many…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Dr. Frances Kostarelos, PhD., is Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. She has written on issues related to religion and has served as a program evaluator for the Lilly Endowment grant awarded to Hellenic College for several years. CLICK HERE to read: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM, FUNDAMENTALISM AND CONTESTED IDENTITIES IN NORTH AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS LIFE: The Case of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.

Source: St. Catherine’s Vision In cooperation with the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Commission, Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) recently developed and inaugurated a Survey for Orthodox Christian Faithful.  The survey sought participants’ input regarding “Challenges and Opportunities of the Role of Women in the Church” for the Consultation on “Ecumenical Perspectives on the Role of Women in the Churches,” held at the Monastery of Bose in Mangano, Italy on October 3-7, 2017. Please CLICK HERE for a report of the results. We pray these findings will be helpful toward the discernment of future initiatives for the sake of “building up the body of Christ”…

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