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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A ministry advocating Orthodox Unity in the United States with transparency and accountability in Church governance Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.  One way to mark the beginning of OCL is by noting the date that a group of men and women who became its “founders” met in the living room of James and Mary Koulogeorge in Northbrook, Illinois. If anyone recorded the date, I’m not aware of it. Or, we can look at the date that the not-for-profit corporation was granted its Charter by the Secretary of State of Illinois.  The…

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”1″ gal_title=”Select Gallery”] After clicking on the first photo of the gallery above, click on the play button and the “i” on the right hand side under the photo to show information about each photo. Source: Orthodox Christian Laity For 30 years, OCL has been  promoting unity, transparency, accountability and lay involvement in Church life at all levels to make these priorities a reality in the administrative life of the Church.   OCL completed its Annual Meeting in Cottonwood, Utah on November 19, 2016, and began thinking about itsplans for next year’s meeting.  The board members came away with a renewed…

Source: Chicago Tribune George Demetrios Aravosis, aged 87, born in Chicago in 1929, fell asleep in the Lord on November 15, 2016. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Dalianis). Loving father of Kathryn (George) Katsivalis, George, John and the late Valerie. Adored grandfather of Illias (Zoe), Anthony, Andreas, Evan, Matthaios, Sofia and great grandfather of George. Cherished brother of Peter (Carol). Dear brother-in-law of Katherine (Spiro) Besbekos, Silvia (Tom) Tsoutsouris and the late George (late Rose) Dalianis. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Cherished companion, Kukla, his dog. George was a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, class of ’51 and…

On behalf of the Board and Advisors of Orthodox Christian Laity, thank you to Metropolitan Isaiah for blessing OCL’s 29th Annual Program and Meeting and for participating in the events of this weekend’s activities.  His Eminence has been with us in prayer and direction, as a spiritual guide and father, since our formation.  During the last 29 years, we have shared church concerns together. Also, thank you to His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel for sharing his prayers, love, advice, time and fellowship with us for 15 years.  He has been an exceptional wise counselor, spiritual father and friend and has been…

MISSION Advocate for a Unified, Canonical. Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the United States that is accountable, transparent in administrative matters and respects the role of the laity in the governance of the Church. UNITY * TRANSPARENCY *   ACCOUNTABILITY * INVOLVED LAITY BECOME A MEMBER A tax deductible donation of $50.00 enables you to be a member.  Visit our web site: www.ocl.org Click on the “Sign up for the OCL Newsletter” link to receive regular updates. Consider becoming a Grassroots local parish unity advocate.  OCL will put you in touch with other parish advocates. Learn more about OCL, and if you…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Hope to see you at the OCL  29th Annual Meeting! November 17-20, 2016 MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call 801-890-1280 OCL rate $119.00 until October 15. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / Cottonwood, 3090 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 We have two relevant and important topics to consider.  They will be presented by two distinguished Orthodox Christian theologians and devout parishioners of their parish families. Host Parish:  St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT  84093. FRIDAY EVENING, November 18 following Vespers:  Professor Helen Theodoropoulos will present and have us…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity ATTENTION OCL MEMBERS! NOTICE OF ANNUAL BUSINESS   MEETING (click here for PDF version) The Orthodox Christian Laity will hold its Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at noon (12:00 pm) at St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84093. This annual business meeting is held in conjunction with the 29th Annual Program Meeting: The Day After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation. Business Meeting Agenda: Update of OCL Activities Treasurer’s Report Report of the Nominating Committee Election of Directors Old Business New Business If you are unable…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity TOPIC: The Day-After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation Work of the Holy and Great Council: Where do we go from Here? Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou will address this topic with the help of others including: Metropolitan Isaiah, Archbishop Nathaniel, Archbishop Benjamin, Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos PhD and other participants to be announced. Dr. Prodromou is one of three women who participated in all the sessions of the Council and is a primary source of information.  She is presently Visiting Associate Professor Program in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law &…

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