November 30, 2013 Christmas Lenten Season Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: We are very happy to report that because of your most generous response to our recent Angel Fund Drive along with this year’s membership outreach in March and special gifts by board members and friends, OCL has been able to maintain its website, manage its administrative expenses and present an outstanding 26th Annual Meeting and Program. Your prayers and financial support were critical! We hope that the two … [Read more...]
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Attention: OCL Members CLICK HERE to view the OCL Annual Business Meeting Notice & Proxy Form. … [Read more...]
George Kappos passed away on August 24 at the age of 89, having led a long and fulfilling life. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Andos); most loving father of Alex (Paula), Dennis (Connie), and George Jr. (Laura) Kappos; loving grandfather of Maria (Bob) Kehres, Christopher Kappos, Gregory, Kristen and Tom Kappos, Elyse (Michael) Deckard, George III and Alexandra Kappos; great-grandfather of Jack, Ryan and Sophia Kehres; brother of John (Harriette) Kappos and the following deceased: … [Read more...]
The Assembly of Bishops and the Future of Orthodoxy in America – A Community Forum Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Laity
A Community Forum Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Laity The Assembly of Bishops and the Future of Orthodoxy in America Guest Speakers: His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel Spiritual Leader of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Director of Patriarch Athenagoras Institute Eric Namee, a member of the Secretariat of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops and serves as a consultant to numerous Orthodox Christian projects and … [Read more...]
Letter from Susan W. Haikalis, President of OCL regarding the Angel Fund and the upcoming Annual Meeting and Community Forum
August 20, 2013 Dear Orthodox Christian Laity Supporters, It is a blessing and responsibility to serve as the twelfth president of Orthodox Christian Laity. August is the time of the year that we invite you to participate in our Annual Angel Fund Program which supports the newly revamped OCL website (http://www.ocl.org) and the expenses of our Annual Meeting and Program. The focus of this year’s meeting is putting the work of the Assembly of Bishops into a context and perspective. The … [Read more...]
Source: The National Herald by Constantine S. Sirigos NEW YORK, NY – Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), a national organization of Orthodox Christian laypersons that will mark its 25th anniversary at its annual conference this Fall in California, has been at the forefront of critical Church issues through its publications, conferences, and meetings, despite the fact that few know of its existence. Whether or not people agree with OCL positions – they have met numerous times with hierarchs … [Read more...]
St Ignatius Orthodox Church Cultural Center April 10-12, 2013 Wednesday Evening, April 10, OCL Board Members attended the Lenten Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at the new Sanctuary of St Ignatius and following the Liturgy participated in a fellowship pot-luck dinner. Father Stephen Rogers greeted His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel and the OCL Board. The 25th Anniversary video was shown to the group and a short introduction to the work of OCL was presented by President Susan Haikalis. A highlight of the … [Read more...]
Approved Minutes [WASHINGTON, D.C.] Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm dinner meeting begins at Savoy Hotel. Those present included: George Karcazes, Andy Kartalis, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel, His Grace Bishop Mark, Alice Kopan, Chis Xeros, Peter Marudas, Bill Souvall, Peter J Petkas, George Pontikes, George Matsoukas, Guest was Joel Kalvesmaki, a member of the web oversight committee. The first item of discussion was about the revised web site. Alice Kopan started discussion by … [Read more...]
Anastasia Tsotsoura suddenly fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. We learned of her passing on the day of her funeral, May 25, which took place at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Whitestone, New York. She is resting next to her beloved husband Soterios in Flushing Cemetery. They were both devoted Orthodox Christians and founding members of Orthodox Christian Laity. Her passions were her family, her faith and painting. She touched so many of us with her example of being pure in … [Read more...]
Dear Faithful Members, Friends and Supporters of Orthodox Christian Laity, The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) brand has had a makeover. We have developed a state-of-the-art, interactive and cost-effective website. We encourage you to comment on the content and invite you to add your point of view. OCL also has a new logo. Its colors and symbolism signify that Orthodoxy in America is Christ-centered, unified, diverse and cooperative. By means of its conciliar governance ethos, Orthodoxy is … [Read more...]