AAC overwhelmingly Approves Proceeding with Implementation of the Strategic Plan

Metropolitan Jonah and Bishop Benjamin are greeted by Alaskan dancers upon their arrival at the 16th All-American Council.

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA/Priest John Vitko] The draft Strategic Plan for the Orthodox Church in America was a major focus of the recent 16th All-American Council. Four of the eight plenary sessions focused in part or in-to on the Strategic Plan. The heart of these activities were two three-hour long workshops focused on each of the 10 top priority goals – with participants having the opportunity to further develop the goals and to identify … [Read more...]

Methodios Imposes New Sanctions on Lynn Parish

TNH File Photo Metropolitan Methodios of Boston though a letter dated Oct. 11, 2011 has begun a second round of crisis at the historic Greek Orthodox parish of St. George in Lynn, MA. He continues the controversy he started last December about a $20,000 increase to the parish’s annual contribution to the Archdiocese which the parish cannot afford and has refused to pay

Source: National Herald | By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON, MA – Metropolitan Methodios of Boston though a letter dated Oct. 11, 2011 has begun a second round of crisis at the historic Greek Orthodox parish of St. George in Lynn, MA. He continues the controversy he started last December about a $20,000 increase to the parish’s annual contribution to the Archdiocese which the parish cannot afford and has refused to pay. Through the letter, Methodios reinstated the sanctions … [Read more...]

Archpriest John A. Jillions Accepts Chancellor’s Position at the OCA

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[SYOSSET, NY - OCA] On Friday, October 21, 2011, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, announced that Archpriest John A. Jillions has accepted the position of Chancellor. Selected from a slate of several applicants, Father John was confirmed by the Holy Synod of Bishops upon the recommendation of the Metropolitan Council at their fall sessions. A life-long member of the Orthodox Church in America, Father John was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1955. … [Read more...]

Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod

The Holy Eparchial Synod in session at the Archdiocese

The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Holy Archdiocese of America convened its regular meeting on October 12-13, 2011, at the Synodal Chamber of the Holy Archdiocese in New York. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presided and all Members of the Synod participated. Prior to the commencing of the Meeting of the Synod, Members had the opportunity to hold a special meeting with Rev. Father Stratton Dorozenski, Chairman of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee, during which relevant issues were … [Read more...]

Orthodox Gathering to Return after 48 Years

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By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With work under way for the demolition of the Civic Arena, Orthodox Christians are gathering in Pittsburgh to remember a historic faith event that took place there in 1963. Nearly 14,000 Orthodox -- including 12 bishops, 150 priests and a 1,000-voice choir from all ethnic backgrounds -- packed the arena with the dome open. It remains the largest Orthodox gathering in America, according to organizers of this weekend's conference. The organizers of … [Read more...]

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Free Seminar on Suffering, Palliative Care

Drs. Dan and Jane Hinshaw (left) with our faculty member, Dr. Albert C. Rossi, just before presenting their seminar, "Spiritual Issues in Suffering and Palliative Care."

Struggling with disease and terminal illness is part of the human condition, but dealing with suffering in a redemptive, Christian way presents a special challenge.  To help its seminarians, clergy, health professionals, and friends better understand how to approach and manage human suffering, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here will offer a free seminar Friday, October 21, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., titled “Spiritual Issues in Suffering and Palliative Care. [YONKERS, NY - SVOTS] Drs. … [Read more...]

Remembering the Work and Leadership of the Council of Eastern Orthodox Youth Leaders of the Americas (CEOYLA). OCL 24th Annual Meeting, October 7-8, 2011 [VIDEO]

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Bishop Basil (Essey), Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, talks about the CEOYLA Festival in 1963 An Audio-Video Offering to All at The 24 Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Christian Laity Welcoming Remarks - Andy Kartalis, George Matsoukas FEATURE : The Amazing CEOYLA of '63 - Ronald Muresan FEATURE: Live from CEOYLA '63 Eyewitness History by CEOYLA Participants: Michael Herzak Jim … [Read more...]

A Church in Captivity: The Greek Orthodox Church of America

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Recognition Programs Coordinator of iUniverse has informed George E. Matsoukas that his book, A Church in Captivity: The Greek Orthodox Church of America, is now part of the Reader’s Choice Recognition Program.  Upon its publication in July 2008,  iUniverse honored the publication with its selection as an Editor’s Choice book.  The book is also included in the Spring Arbor database catalog of Christian Bookstore vendors. Reviews of “A Church in … [Read more...]

Terry Mattingly: Talk on Orthodox Unity in America at the OCL Conference on November 4, 2007 [AUDIO]

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Terry Mattingly gives a though-provoking talk about Orthodoxy in America from the perspective of a journalism professor and one who converted to the faith. He talks about the importance of a commitment to a sacramental life as the key to creating a united Orthodox Church in North America. Listen here: … [Read more...]

Archbishop Lazar Puhalo: Talk on Orthodox Unity from a Spiritual Perspective to OCL Conference on November 4, 2007 [AUDIO]

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Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo) speaks about theelements necessary for Orthodox Christian unity in North America and reasons for disunity. Listen here: … [Read more...]