Patriarch Ilia the Second: It is Very Dangerous to Summon World Orthodox Meeting

Ilia II, Patriarch and Catholicos of Georgia

Source: The Georgian Times (Originally published October 24, 2011) Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Ilia the Second spoke about his visit to Konstantinopolis in his church service yesterday. He said he was there on the 20th jubilee of enthronization of world Patriarch, Bartlomeos I. "We spoke about future orthodox meeting. Bartlomeos I wants a meeting of orthodox churches to take place. We responded to him saying that such a meeting cannot be held until all disputed issues are solved", … [Read more...]

Interview with Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America [AUDIO]

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Source: Ancient Faith Radio | By Fr. Josiah Trenham AFR podcaster Fr. Josiah Trenham serves as a member of the Secretariat of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. He was commissioned by that body to conduct interviews with each of the Hierarchs in the Assembly of Bishops over the course of the next year. Listen here: … [Read more...]

Toward an American Orthodox Historical Narrative

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Source: Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas | By Matthew Namee On December 30, we published an article by Daniel Silliman on the search for a narrative for Orthodoxy in America. As Daniel observed, mainstream religious scholars have paid precious little attention to Orthodoxy, and even we Orthodox haven’t done much to flesh out the narratives that shape our history. I’ve done a fair bit of thinking over the years about overarching historical narratives. While I tend to … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Divine Liturgy at DC’s ROCOR Cathedral

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Source: Orthodox Church in America With the blessing and invitation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington D.C., with the Cathedral’s Rector, Archpriest Victor Potapov on Sunday, January 1, 2012. ROCOR and OCA clergy concelebrated. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and New Year’s … [Read more...]

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Controversies Deepen

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Source: The Sophia Echo | By Clive Leviev-Sawyer Officials from the National Revenue Agency will begin interviews and checks of financial records in January to follow up allegations that the Bulgarian Orthodox Church owes huge sums in unpaid social security contributions and to clarify what the church has been doing with its state subsidies. This is among the latest developments as the church is caught up in controversies ranging from questions about its finances to the row about senior … [Read more...]

OCL 24th Annual Meeting: Celebrating CEOYLA Members and Movement

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His Grace, Bishop Basil, Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America Bishop Basil (Essey), Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, talks about the CEOYLA Festival in 1963. Orthodox Christian Laity Program Booklet. View online or download pdf. "They Witnessed to North America with One Voice - C.E.O.Y.L.A. & now, O.C.L. " by Ronald Andrei Muresan, JD. View online or download pdf. … [Read more...]

OCA Treasurer Releases Report for Third Quarter of 2011

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Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Melanie Ringa, released the “Treasurer’s Report for the Period July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011” on Thursday, December 15, 2011. The complete document in PDF format may be accessed here. … [Read more...]

Three New Auxiliary Bishops Consecrated, Bishop Joseph Elevated to Archbishop

Three New Auxiliary Bishops Consecrated, Bishop Joseph Elevated to Archbishop

Editor's Update 12/15/11: Video of the consecration service is now available online from Noursat. Source: Antiochian Orthodox Church of America |By Fr. Thomas Zain On Sunday, December 11, 2011, three new auxiliary bishops were consecrated for the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America at the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand, Balamand, Lebanon. Their Graces, JOHN, ANTHONY and NICHOLAS were … [Read more...]

OCA, ROCOR Metropolitans, Hierarchs Concelebrate the Divine Liturgy at ROCOR’s NYC Cathedral

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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] is Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the first time at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign, New York, NY, on Saturday, December 10, 2011. The celebration marked the first time in nearly 70 years that the primates and hierarchs of the OCA and ROCOR have concelebrated. It is noteworthy that the … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh Enthroned in St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America PITTSBURGH, Pa – His Eminence Metropolitan Savas was enthroned yesterday Dec. 8, as Metropolitan of Pittsburgh during a magnificent and traditional ceremony at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, presided over the ceremony which was attended by more than 600 faithful of the Metropolis, more than 60 clergymen of the Metropolis and many … [Read more...]