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Source: The National Herald By Theodoros Kalmoukos BOSTON.-The McGrath Architectural Surfaces Company in a letter dated April 26, 2018 threatens the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to dispose material of St. Nicholas church in Ground Zero “should McGrath not receive the $2.4 million currently owed on or before by April 30, 2018.” The letter was addressed to Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, by the company’s General Manager Paul Kitching. It is stated in the letter that “the payment timelines communicated to McGrath over the past year have been an ever-sliding date that comes and goes with no funds being…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – The 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will take place July 1 to 5, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the Holy Metropolis of Boston and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston. Concurrently, the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will hold its biennial convention. The venue for the 44th Clergy-Laity and the Philoptochos Convention will be the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The theme of the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress will be All Things Are Possible to the One Who Believes in Christ (Mark 9:23). His Eminence Archbishop…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SAINT LOUIS, MO [OCA]  Members of the Preconcilar Commission [PCC] and the Local Committee, both of which are charged with planning the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America, held their final meeting at the Saint Louis Union Station Hotel during the last week of April 2018. The AAC will be held in Saint Louis, MO July 23-27, 2018.  As widely announced, the theme of the 19th AAC—“For The Life Of The World”—is inspired by the classic book of the same name, written by the late Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, who for many years served…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its Spring Session held at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America on Friday, April 20, 2018. The gathering opened on Tuesday, April 17, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy for the “Day of Rejoicing” in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel, at which His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided.  In his homily, Metropolitan Tikhon explained that the gathering of the Holy Synod “comes about by the design and grace of our great and loving God.”  The entire text of…

Source: The National Herald By Theodoros Kalmoukos BOSTON – Archbishop Demetrios of America was severely criticized by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at its April 20 meeting, presided by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, according to exclusive information The National Herald has obtained. Specifically, reports about Archbishop Demetrios and the Archdiocese were read, at which point Patriarch Bartholomew asked the synodic members if they wanted to ask him any questions. First was Metropolitan Apostolos, Geron of Derkon, who wondered why there is so much delay regarding the results of the Archdiocese audits. He also asked why the…

Source: Patriarchate of Constantinople The Holy and Sacred Synod, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, concluded its regular session, which took place between Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th. All the items on the agenda were reviewed and discussed and the appropriate decisions were made. In accordance with the Divine and Sacred Canons, as well as centuries-old ecclesiastical order and Holy Tradition, the Ecumenical Patriarchate concerns itself with the preservation of Pan-Orthodox unity and the care for the Orthodox Churches throughout the world—especially of the Ukrainian Orthodox Nation that has received the salvific Christian faith and…

Source: TASS Russian News Agency The Kremlin comments on the possible decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reporting to the Kiev Patriarchate MOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. Moscow opposes steps seeking to split churches, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said commenting on the possible decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reporting to the Kiev Patriarchate. “Of course, certain moves aimed at church schisms are bound to neither be supported nor welcomed,” the Kremlin spokesman told reporters. In light of that, he recalled the stance of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Patriarch of Moscow and…

Source: ERR Cornelius, the Metropolitan bishop of Tallinn and All Estonia and head of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, died at age 93 on Thursday. The church announced his death on social media on Thursday afternoon. Metropolitan Cornelius was born Vjatšeslav Vassiljevitš Jakobs in Tallinn on June 19, 1924. From 1960-1990, Cornelius served as a priest (high priest beginning in 1966) at the Church of St. John the Forerunner in Tallinn’s Nõmme District. From 1990-1992, Cornelius bore the title of Bishop of Tallinn and Estonia, from 1992-1995 the title of Bishop of Tallinn and All Estonia, from 1995-2000 the title of Archbishop of Tallinn…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  His Beatitude,  Metropolitan Tikhon, opened the Spring 2018 Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America at the Chancery here on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Metropolitan Tikhon began the day by celebrating the Divine Liturgy for the “Day of Rejoicing” in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel, after which he welcomed the members of the Holy Synod during the opening session and delivered his address. During the Spring Session, which will conclude on Friday, April 20, the hierarchs will offer reports on their respective dioceses, review…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has reprimanded Church of Bulgaria Patriarch Neophyte for supporting a breakaway church in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as “Macedonian,” with Greece still trying to settle a 26-year-long dispute with that country over what its name should be. The strongly worded statement by Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, came after the Bulgarian Church agreed to acknowledge and be the “mother church” of “Macedonia,” which is considered “schismatic” by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. “The action of the sister church of Bulgaria was wrong. It complicates…

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