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Orthodox News

Future of Greek minority in Turkey in the hands of the youth

Future of Greek minority in Turkey in the hands of the youth

September 13th, 2014

Source: Today's Zaman The youth of Turkey's Greek minority are facing critical demographic and ed[...]

Ukraine is flowing with blood, say bishops, warning worse could come

Ukraine is flowing with blood, say bishops, warning worse could come

September 13th, 2014

Source: Ecumenical News by Peter Kenny Ukrainian Greek-Catholic bishops from around the world,[...]

Moldovan Newspaper Threatened Over Orthodox Metropolitan's Vacation Pics

Moldovan Newspaper Threatened Over Orthodox Metropolitan’s Vacation Pics

September 13th, 2014

Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty By Robert Coalson A Moldovan newspaper says it was thr[...]

Five Christian Patriarchs meet with President Obama at the White House

Five Christian Patriarchs meet with President Obama at the White House

September 11th, 2014

Source: Syriac International News Agency (SINA) by Hirutho WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewsw[...]

Russian Orthodox Church cancels Lutheran dialogue over gay rights

Russian Orthodox Church cancels Lutheran dialogue over gay rights

September 11th, 2014

Source: Yle The Russian Orthodox Church has cancelled an official doctrinal dialogue with the Fin[...]


Governance & Unity News

Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

September 16th, 2014

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Dallas, TX --- The A[...]

Congratulatory Greetings to Metropolitan Joseph on his Election to Head the AOCA

Congratulatory Greetings to Metropolitan Joseph on his Election to Head the AOCA

September 10th, 2014

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity July 21, 2014 The Most Reverend JOSEPH Metropolitan of New Y[...]

OCL Board and Annual Meeting: October 23-25, 2014 at St Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York

OCL Board and Annual Meeting: October 23-25, 2014 at St Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, New  York

September 9th, 2014

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The OCL Board and Annual Meeting will be held on October 23-25, [...]

George Karcazes’s questions for the Assembly of Bishops helps them to stay focused on the task of Canonical Order

George Karcazes’s questions for the  Assembly of Bishops helps them to stay focused on the task of Canonical Order

September 8th, 2014

Questions for consideration by the Assembly of Bishops as they continue to work for Canonical Order [...]

On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon

On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon

August 23rd, 2014

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America The Assembly of Cano[...]

Governance & Unity Essays

Clergy Misconduct: How Low Can Men of God Go?

Clergy Misconduct: How Low Can Men of God Go?

September 6th, 2014

Source: The National Herald To the Editor: The article about felony theft charges against the [...]

CHURCH SURVIVAL: The Real Crisis

CHURCH SURVIVAL: The Real Crisis

September 2nd, 2014

by Steven P. Stamatis  Repeated calls from Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) for Orthodox Unity ofte[...]

Clergy Laity Congresses: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Philadelphia 2000-2014 - THE FAMILY IS THE SOLUTION

Clergy Laity Congresses: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Philadelphia 2000-2014 – THE FAMILY IS THE SOLUTION

August 30th, 2014

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The theme of the 42nd Clergy Laity Congress, “The Orthodox Chris[...]

Ten Questions for the Assembly of Bishops

Ten Questions for the Assembly of Bishops

August 28th, 2014

Source: Orthodox Christian Network By Andrew Estocin in The Sounding In all of God’s earthly c[...]

Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress Viewed from Greece - The Spun Spin: The Reek of Tweak

Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress Viewed from Greece – The Spun Spin: The Reek of Tweak

August 2nd, 2014

By C. A. Constantopoulos, Ph.D. "Would an event ‒ let's say a baseball game ‒ played in a 50,000-[...]

OCL Forum

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

October 31st, 2013

Mandate The Assembly has been established in accordance with the Decision of the 4th Pre-Conciliar [...]

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops' Progress on Unity

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops’ Progress on Unity

January 31st, 2013

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America sets out the vision of the g[...]

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

August 6th, 2012

The article "The 1872 Council of Constantinople and Phyletism" by Rev. Fr. Stephane Bigham provides [...]

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

August 5th, 2012

I am interested in what pan-Orthodox ministries there are out there. I know of very few TRULY p[...]

Western Rite Orthodoxy's Contribution to Unity

Western Rite Orthodoxy’s Contribution to Unity

May 24th, 2012

As you know there is a growth in Western Rite Orthodox in this country. As they are not ethnically o[...]

Focused Study and Research Topics

Video: Philip Ludwell III (1716-1767) - The Forerunner of Orthodoxy in North America

Video: Philip Ludwell III (1716-1767) – The Forerunner of Orthodoxy in North America

April 2nd, 2013

"The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance" - Further reflections on Colonel Philip Ludwell [...]

The Mystery and the Process of Death

The Mystery and the Process of Death

February 8th, 2013

Source: MYSTAGOGY An interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios by Pave[...]

An Important Challenge for Greek Orthodox Christianity

An Important Challenge for Greek Orthodox Christianity

November 21st, 2012

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - Office of Interfaith Marriage by Mr. Peter Kehaye[...]