Orthodox News

Russian Orthodox head slams French weekly's mockery of Christians

Russian Orthodox head slams French weekly’s mockery of Christians

January 25th, 2015

Source: Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia's influential Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ki[...]

'Horrifyingly high' abortion rate must be cut, says head of Russian Orthodox Church

‘Horrifyingly high’ abortion rate must be cut, says head of Russian Orthodox Church

January 23rd, 2015

Source: Christian Today Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called on Thursday for a deep cut in th[...]

PBS' Religion and Ethics Newsweekly program reports on 'Halki Seminary'

PBS’ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly program reports on ‘Halki Seminary’

January 23rd, 2015

Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Halki Seminary Once the world’s leading Eastern Ortho[...]

Orthodox Church leader Reflects on the Religious Dimension of the Ukrainian Crisis

Orthodox Church leader Reflects on the Religious Dimension of the Ukrainian Crisis

January 23rd, 2015

Source: Eurasianet Patriarch Filaret heads the Kyiv Patriarchate, the branch of Ukrainian Orthodo[...]

Orthodox Scout Sunday is February 8

Orthodox Scout Sunday is February 8

January 23rd, 2015

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bish[...]


Governance & Unity News

Assembly of Bishops Publishes New Research Report on Monastic Communities

Assembly of Bishops Publishes New Research Report on Monastic Communities

January 26th, 2015

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA  There are more than 70 Orthodox monast[...]

Pope concluding Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope concluding Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 24th, 2015

Source: Vatican Radio Pope Francis will bring the curtain down on the annual Week of Prayer for C[...]

OCL Winter Board Meeting to take place February 19-20 in St Augustine, Florida

OCL  Winter Board Meeting to take place February 19-20 in St Augustine, Florida

January 16th, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is hosting an Open Forum for inte[...]

E.J. Dionne: Questioning our questions[What holiness needs to look like in the 21st century]

E.J. Dionne: Questioning our questions[What holiness needs to look like in the 21st century]

December 31st, 2014

Source: The Washington Post By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer It is a mark of our pluralistic [...]

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

December 28th, 2014

Source: Orthodox Church in America CHICAGO, IL [OCA]  Clergy and faithful from parishes across th[...]

Governance & Unity Essays

Kowtowing to Moscow=Bad Ecumenism

Kowtowing to Moscow=Bad Ecumenism

December 10th, 2014

Source: Aleteia The Vatican's ecumenical default positions badly need re-setting. by GEORGE WE[...]

I want to see Catholic women ordained bishops – but not into the hierarchy as it is

I want to see Catholic women ordained bishops – but not into the hierarchy as it is

November 21st, 2014

Source: The Tablet by Una Kroll The Mother Church of the Anglican Communion agreed to allow wo[...]

An Interesting Parish Alliance in Thirteenth Century Cyprus

An Interesting Parish Alliance in Thirteenth Century Cyprus

November 19th, 2014

by Roy L. Snyder In 1204, Norman, Venetian, and other European forces heeded the call of Pope In[...]

Fundamentally Flawed

Fundamentally Flawed

October 14th, 2014

by John Kaloudis I was dismayed to read the following in the recent issue of the Orthodox Observe[...]

Orthodox Unity: Overcoming the Curse of Jurisdictionalism [Audio]

Orthodox Unity: Overcoming the Curse of Jurisdictionalism [Audio]

October 7th, 2014

Source: Patristic Nectar Publications / Ancient Faith Radio by Fr. Josiah Trenham This lecture[...]

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[...]