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


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]


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


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]

Terry Mattingly

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]

Abp. Lazar Puhalo

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

2004 – OCL Forum on the Greek Orthodox Charter Crisis [VIDEO]

How the Charter Threatens the Future, a parish perspective, by Andy Kartalis Development and Key Issues, by George D. Karcazes Overview by Dr. Angelo Creticos, Mr. Peter Marudas Crisis Overview, Dr. Peter Haikalis Why Litigation? By Evan A. Chriss, Esq. QA 1: Consensus Out - Papal Obedience In? QA 2: Actions in Phoenix, Illinois, Leadership 100? Crisis Originated from the Hierarchs and Patriarch in Turkey-- not Parishes. QA 3: … [Read more...]

OCL Annual Meeting – October 14, 2000 [VIDEO]

Talk 1: Opening Remarks Talk 2: Gvosdev Talk 3: Karras Talk 4: Texas Host Talk 5: Conference View Talk 6: Abp. N. Popp Talk 7: Hon Dn Scott Talk 8: Larsen Talk 9: Services … [Read more...]

Open Forum – May 1, 1999 [VIDEO]

Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)

Steve Stamatis on Orthodox Church Self-Governance in the USA Dr. Valerie Karras Orthodox Self Governance in Historical Perspective George D. Karcazes Esq. and George Pontikes Esq. Q and A - Paths to Self Governance Past President George Coupounas: Standing Room Only! Plenary Session - Dr. Angelo Cretikos: Moderator Hon. Deacon Robert Scott: Building the Spirit in our Hearts An American Orthodox Consciousness Fr. Vladimir … [Read more...]