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Source: Orthodox Church in America On Saturday morning, December 8, 2012, the annual Assembly of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC was held at Saint Luke Church, McLean, VA. The gathering opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, at which His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, presided. Concelebrating were Priest John Vitko, host pastor; Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak and Archpriest John Jillions, former and current chancellors of the OCA respectively; Protodeacon Blagoje Siljegovic; and Deacon Patrick Gariano. Metropolitan Tikhon chaired the plenary sessions, assisted by Archpriest Gregory Safchuk, archdiocesan chancellor; Father Vitko, secretary; Archpriest Dennis Buck, clergy chair; and Lisa Mikhalevsky, lay chair.…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa was consecrated and enthroned Nov. 27, as the fourth ruling hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, at the Christ The Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, Pa., with more than 500 clergy and faithful in attendance. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, who served as Locum Tenens of the Diocese, since the falling asleep in the Lord of Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos in March 2011, presided at the ordination and enthronement of the new bishop. The Archbishop was assisted by Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, who in…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] A video address to the Church, featuring His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, is now available for viewing on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The address was recorded on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the OCA Chancery in Syosset, NY. “I have chosen to first address you in this direct way because it is important for Christians to communicate with one another with honesty and with clarity,” Metropolitan Tikhon said in his introductory remarks. “The medium of our communication is never as important as the message but, in this age…

Source: Orthodox Church in America WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, presided at the Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Cathedral here for the first time since his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and Archbishop of Washington, DC at the 17th All-American Council. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the cathedral community presented to Metropolitan Tikhon relics of Saints Tikhon of Moscow—November 18 marked the 94th anniversary of his election as Patriarch of Moscow—Nicholas of Myra, and John Chrysostom. Metropolitan Tikhon was elected on November 13, the feastday of Saint…

Source: Orthodox Church in America PARMA, OH [OCA] Archbishop Tikhon, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America during the 17th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America at Holy Trinity Church here Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Six hundred and sixty three hierarchs, clergy and lay delegates and observers representing OCA parishes across the US, Canada and Alaska participated in the Council. Five hundred and ninety were eligible to vote. The Council opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and, at noon, the plenary session. After the celebration of a Service…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Motivated solely by a prayerful desire to achieve an appropriate resolution of matters of care and mutual concern both to the Orthodox Church in America and to His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, the Church and His Eminence continue at this moment in ongoing discussions that are intended to achieve a mutual agreement and understanding that will be a Christian resolution acceptable to both. Metropolitan Jonah and his legal representative, together with the appointed representatives of the Church, have mutually agreed to maintain these discussions in confidence until a point in time when they…

Source: The Orthodox Church in America CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor and Temporary Administrator of the Diocese of the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America, forwarded two letters—one from the Holy Synod of Bishops, a second from His Grace, Bishop Matthias—to members of the Diocesan Council and all rectors and priests-in-charge, who were asked to read or post them in all parishes following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 4. The text of the letter of the Holy Synod may be accessed here. The text of the letter of Bishop…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Very Rev. Thomas Zain, Archbishop Justinian, Met. Hilarion, Met. Philip, Bishop Nicholas View Photo Gallery His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP received His Eminence, Metropolitan HILARION, the Chairman of the Department of External Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all Russia on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Accompanying Metropolitan HILARION was His Eminence, Archbishop JUSTINIAN, the Patriarchal Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States as well as clergy and a reporter. His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS and Archpriest Thomas Zain also attended the meeting. After welcoming Metropolitan HILARION, the hierarchs exchanged ideas…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On Thursday, October 25, 2012, the Preconciliar Commission issued answers to 21 questions that have recently been asked with regard to the 17th All-American Council. The Council will convene on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH. While not exhaustive, the responses will assist in preparing for the Council. Additional questions not addressed may be submitted to the Preconciliar Commission at info@oca.org. The questions and responses may be accessed in PDF format.

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