Source: Al-Monitor by Susanne Güsten As Ankara prepares to receive Pope Francis on Nov. 28-30, Turkish media have noted with raised eyebrows that Turkish affairs do not appear to be uppermost on the pope’s mind. “It was conspicuous that the pope chose to speak of the ‘Ecumenical Patriarchate’ and ‘Constantinople’ rather than of Turkey,” when referring to the destination of his upcoming visit, the daily Milliyet pointed out huffily. It is a Turkish delusion of grandeur to believe that the … [Read more...]
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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity (West Palm Beach, FL) George Pontikes was elected the thirteenth president of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL). The election took place on October 24, 2014. Mr. Pontikes is a city of Chicago native and an attorney. He and his wife Harriet reside in Evanston, IL. They are parents of three accomplished daughters. Their pride and joy is their granddaughter Zoe Panorea. George is a founding member of Orthodox Christian Laity. He is active in the life of his … [Read more...]
Source: Ancient Faith Radio October 29, 2014 Length: 1:48:55 Orthodox Christian Laity hosted an open forum at St. Vlad's on the work of the Episcopal Assembly. Speakers included Alexei Krindatch, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, and Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate. Direct link Play in Popup Download Send Feedback Related Stories Alexei Krindatch’s Presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of OCL - Orthodox Christian Laity Photo Gallery of … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Church in America Syosset, NY [OCA] The independent audit of the Orthodox Church in America’s financial records for the year ending December 31, 2013 has been completed, according to Melanie Ringa, OCA Treasurer. The report of the auditors, CapinCrouse LLP, is now available in PDF format on the OCA web site. [The prior auditors, Lambrides, Lamos, Taylor LLP, merged with CapinCrouse LLP in early 2013.] “Once again, the OCA has been issued an unqualified or ‘clean’ … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Browse the gallery of photos from OCL's 27th Annual Meeting held on October 24, 2014 at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Related Stories Alexei Krindatch’s Presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of OCL - Orthodox Christian Laity Audio Presentation of the Orthodox Christian Laity Open Forum at St Vladimir’s Seminary - Ancient Faith Radio OCL Completes 27th Annual Meeting at St. Vladimir’s Seminary - Orthodox Christian Laity … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Power Point Presentation by Alexei Krindatch, Research Consultant, Canonical Regional Planning Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States, presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of Orthodox Christian Laity at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y. on Friday October 24, 2014. Audio of this presentation and the comments of His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and His Grace Bishop Michael of New York … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America was held at the Chancery here October 21-23, 2014. On its opening day, the Holy Synod elected His Grace, Bishop Irénée to the vacant Episcopal See of Ottawa and Canada and Igumen Paul [Gassios] to the vacant See of Chicago and the Midwest. Igumen Daniel [Brum] was elected Bishop of Santa Rosa and Auxiliary for the Diocese of the West. [See related … [Read more...]
Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America It is with great pleasure that we announce that the events related to the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will take place during the weekend of December 5 through 7, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. The actual enthronement will take place in conjunction with Vespers on Saturday, December 6. We will be greatly blessed by the presence of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On Tuesday, October 21, 2014—theopening day of the fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America—His Grace, Bishop Irénée of Québec City and Igumen Paul [Gassios] were canonically elected to the vacant Episcopal Sees of Canada and Chicago and the Midwest. In addition, the Holy Synod elected Igumen Daniel [Brum] to serve as Auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West as Bishop … [Read more...]
If you live in the area of St Vladimir’s Seminary, come and learn about the progress of the work of the Assembly of Bishops. The following podcast provides an overview of the Program to be presented on Friday evening, October 24, 2014. The Program Booklet is available HERE. Annual OCL Program Meeting on Church Unity October 20, 2014 Length: 26:36 Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Alexei Krindatch, the Research … [Read more...]