A Possible Scenario – “The Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of the United States of America”

Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)

[Text of a presentation delivered by His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel at the Orthodox Christian Laity Conference, October 20, 2001] “The Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of the United States of America & The Establishment of the Patriarchate” It has been one year since the recognition of the autocephaly of The Orthodox Church of The United States of America. The Church now has a unified voice in the person of His Holiness, The Patriarch, … [Read more...]

Assembly Secretary Bishop Basil Interviewed by OCN

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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America His Grace Bishop Basil, Secretary of the Assembly, has been interviewed by Fr. Christopher Metropulos of Orthodox Christian Network. Listen to the interview here. … [Read more...]

Third Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops

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Source: The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its third annual meeting for all member hierarchs, that is, all active canonical bishops in its region. The meeting was held from September 10-12, 2012, at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Forty-three bishops were in attendance. The first plenary session opened on Monday morning, and began with prayer, followed by an … [Read more...]

A Vision of A Unified Church In North America – Metropolitan Christopher

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As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Orthodox Christian Laity, we present to you a two part interview: A Vision of A Unified Church In North America - with Metropolitan Christopher. Recorded at the 20th Annual Meeting of OCL, November 2007. Part 1. Why is Unity in the United States Important? Part 2. What is the Role of the Laity in Helping to Create Unity? … [Read more...]

2012 Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops Convenes in September

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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North America The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America will be convened Monday through Wednesday, September 10 through 12 at the O’Hare Airport Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. This is the third Annual Meeting of the Assembly which consists of the sixty-six active hierarchs serving the Church in this geographic region: eleven residing in Canada, five in Mexico and fifty in the USA. … [Read more...]

A Vision of A Unified Church In North America – Dr. Vigen Guroian

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As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Orthodox Christian Laity, we present to you this interview: A Vision of A Unified Church In North America - with Dr. Vigen Guroian. Recorded at the 20th Annual Meeting of OCL, November 2007. The Story of Jonah: A Metaphor for Orthodoxy in America … [Read more...]

Glory Be to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever! Looking at the Orthodox Church in America

George Matsoukas, Executive Director of OCL

Source: The National Herald For the last two decades the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and other Orthodox Christian groupings have been tested by internal and external forces. The OCA has been humbled by its testing. It remains to be seen if it will be able to rise up with wisdom. The OCA’s internal problems have been presented impartially by Dr. Andrew Walsh in the Spring 2012 issue of Religion in the News. Vol. 14, No. 1. Dr. Walsh asks an important question: “Does or should anyone … [Read more...]

Assembly of Bishops Committee for Legal Affairs Holds Meeting

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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North America The Legal Affairs Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops held its first face to face meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2012. Chaired by Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the committee is composed of attorney consultants from the Orthodox jurisdictions participating in Assembly. At this meeting the committee began legal planning to meet the immediate needs of the Assembly. This … [Read more...]

A Vision of A Unified Church In North America – Dr. Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos [VIDEO]

Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos

As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Orthodox Christian Laity, we present to you a two part interview: A Vision of A Unified Church In North America with Dr. Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos. Recorded at the 20th Annual Meeting of OCL, November 2007. Part 1. Overcoming the Impediments that Inhibit Orthodox Unity in the United States Part 2. What Can the Laity Do To Advance the Cause of Unity? … [Read more...]

The Clergy Laity Congress Has Ignored the Patriarch’s Directive to Achieve Unity

George Matsoukas, Executive Director of OCL

Source: The National Herald | George Matsoukas, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity Having looked over the information concerning the recently completed National Assembly of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, which took place in Phoenix, AZ and having talked to some members of my local community in Southeast Florida who attended, I conclude that there were no workshops, discussions, or information presented on the work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central … [Read more...]