Orthodox News

Patriarch Ignatius, head of Syrian Orthodox church, escapes suicide bomb attack

Patriarch Ignatius, head of Syrian Orthodox church, escapes suicide bomb attack

June 20th, 2016

Source: Manoramaonline Qamishli, Syria: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, head of the Syrian Orthodox[...]

Orthodox Synod to Take Place Despite New Pullout, by Russia

Orthodox Synod to Take Place Despite New Pullout, by Russia

June 15th, 2016

Source: The National Herald By Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The spiritual leader of [...]

Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries - Newly-revised Edition

Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries – Newly-revised Edition

June 15th, 2016

Source: Holy Cross Bookstore The revised edition of the widely popular "Atlas of American Orthodo[...]

Holy Punch! Cyprus Priest Slugs Best Man at Wedding

Holy Punch! Cyprus Priest Slugs Best Man at Wedding

June 13th, 2016

Source: The National Herald By Associated Press NICOSIA — The best man slapped the groom on th[...]

Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter, Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

Metropolitan Tikhon issues Archpastoral Letter, Public Statement on the Orlando shootings

June 13th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  On Monday, June 13, 2016, His Beatitude, Me[...]


Governance & Unity News

Holy and Great Council concludes third day

Holy and Great Council concludes third day

June 22nd, 2016

Source: Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate CRETE—On the third day of the Holy and Great [...]

Official texts, livestreaming of Holy and Great Council available on Internet

Official texts, livestreaming of Holy and Great Council available on Internet

June 22nd, 2016

Source: Press Office of the Holy and Great Council CRETE—The official texts of the opening speech[...]

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

June 22nd, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru and other sources Latest News - Holy and Great Council concludes third day [...]

Holy and Great Council Sessions III, IV and V held

Holy and Great Council Sessions III, IV and V held

June 21st, 2016

Source: Press Office of the Holy and Great Council CRETE—On the second day of the Holy and Great [...]

OFFICIAL LUNCHEON HOSTED IN HONOR OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS AND OF THEIR BEATITUDES THE PRIMATES OF THE LOCAL ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCHES, BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC

OFFICIAL LUNCHEON HOSTED IN HONOR OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS AND OF THEIR BEATITUDES THE PRIMATES OF THE LOCAL ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCHES, BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC

June 20th, 2016

Source: Press Office of the Holy and Great Council His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholo[...]

Governance & Unity Essays

BARTHOLOMEW TO IERONYMOS: I RIGHTFULLY CLAIM THE “NEW TERRITORIES”

BARTHOLOMEW TO IERONYMOS: I RIGHTFULLY CLAIM THE “NEW TERRITORIES”

June 22nd, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru The Patriarchate of Constantinople has no plans to return the “New Terri[...]

TO WHOM SHOULD THE ORTHODOX DIASPORA ANSWER?—DISCUSSION AT CRETE COUNCIL

TO WHOM SHOULD THE ORTHODOX DIASPORA ANSWER?—DISCUSSION AT CRETE COUNCIL

June 22nd, 2016

Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists June 21, the second day of the Orthodox Church Council’s [...]

Budget of Orthodox Churches Council Amounts to $2.8Mln, 60% From US Donors

Budget of Orthodox Churches Council Amounts to $2.8Mln, 60% From US Donors

June 21st, 2016

Source: Sputnik News The budget of the council of Eastern Orthodox Churches underway on the Greek[...]

COUNCIL MESSAGE COULD CODIFY FOUR NEW ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

COUNCIL MESSAGE COULD CODIFY FOUR NEW ECUMENICAL COUNCILS

June 20th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru In addition to discussing the six documents prepared beforehand at previou[...]

THE GREAT ORTHODOX COUNCIL: ANTIOCH IS DIFFERENT

THE GREAT ORTHODOX COUNCIL: ANTIOCH IS DIFFERENT

June 20th, 2016

Source: First Things by Andrew Stephen Damick and Samuel Noble In his toast this past Thursday[...]

OCL Forum

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

January 18th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity This forum is a place to post thoughts, papers and documents tha[...]

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[...]

Focused Study and Research Topics

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

June 22nd, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru and other sources Latest News - Holy and Great Council concludes third day [...]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

October 31st, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft] [A Case Stud[...]

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

October 12th, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA? [...]