Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The OCL Board and Annual Meeting will be held on October 23-25, 2014, at St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary, Yonkers, New York. An Open Forum on the work of the Assembly of Bishops will be presented at 7:00 pm on October 24. See and click on Program announcement below. The Program Booklet is available HERE. The Unofficial Minutes of the May 30, 2014 meeting in Fairlawn, Ohio are available by CLICKING HERE. Click on the flyer … [Read more...]
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Leon Marinakos falls asleep in the Lord. . .he was also a founding member of Orthodox Christian Laity.
Source: Drechsler Brown & Willams Funeral Home Leon C. Marinakos Jul. 8, 2014 Leon C. Marinakos of Chicago; devoted son of the late Constantine and Maria nee Pontikes; loving brother of the late Presvytera Panayiota (the late Rev. Dr. Theodore) Thalassinos; cherished uncle of Nicholas and Constantine Thalassinos. Leon Marinakos was a US Army veteran and a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, becoming Manager of Product Planning at General … [Read more...]
Source: Orthodox Christian Laity At its recently adjourned board meeting in Akron, Ohio (May 30, 2014), four OCL members were elected to the Board of Directors. Each member is passionately committed to Orthodox Christian Unity. The variety of ages and interests of the new members will strengthen the vision and mission of OCL. The new board members are: Ellen Pantazis, Ocala, FL (GOA); Michael Pacurar, Long Beach CA and Akron, OH (OCA); John Regule, The Villages, FL (OCA); and Roy … [Read more...]
Akron, Ohio Meeting Hilton Hotel May 29 to May 31, 2014 Thursday, May 29 Board members arrive and check in at Hilton Hotel, 3180 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44333 Telephone: (330) 867-5000 6:30pm. Dinner at BRAVO Restaurant (Italian cuisine) followed by informal Executive meeting. The restaurant is walking distance from the hotel, directly across the street in the shopping center. Don’t worry if you are arriving late. Just straggle over after you check in. We will be there … [Read more...]
The OCL Board will meet at: Hilton Akron Fairlawn, 3180 West Market St., Akron, Ohio 44333, Phone: 330-867-5000. Akron is our host city, because the Pan Orthodox Young Adult Festival will take place there, and our board wants to support this important young adult initiative. This business meeting will discuss various topics including: board development, finance, mission of OCL, what we know about preparations for the Great and Holy Council and other topics. … [Read more...]
Is Orthodox Christian Unity important to you? Does this Internet Ministry have value for you? Please sign the Unity Petition so we can let our bishops know that we are behind their work. Please make a donation via PayPal or by check to maintain this Internet Service. Thank you for your consideration. … [Read more...]
Pending/Unofficial Minutes of the OCL Pre- Board, Board of Director’s and Annual Meetings in Walnut Creek, CA
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN LAITY Pending/Unofficial Minutes of the Pre- Board, Board of Director’s and Annual Meetings in Walnut Creek, CA – October 31 - November 2, 2013 Thursday, October 31st - Pre Board and Endowment Committee Meeting The Pre Board/Endowment Committee meeting was convened by President Susan Haikalis at the Haikalis home for those members of the Board, Advisory Board and spouses who had arrived early for the Board meeting on Friday and Saturday and for the members of the … [Read more...]
Dear Member, Supporter and Friend of Orthodox Christian Laity, Your support and commitment to OCL is more important now as we begin to move into a new era in the United States. This new era is about regularizing the un-canonical organization of the Orthodox Church in the United States. The Patriarchs have asked the bishops to create a new blueprint for a unified Church in the United States. We need to support our Assembly of Bishops to become our Synod of Bishops. We are asking you to … [Read more...]
Source: The Baltimore Sun Originally published on December 29, 2013. Oversaw major contracts for Maryland's transit projects By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun Nicholas James Kiladis, a former contracts administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration, died Dec. 25 at Oak Crest, a long-term care facility in Parkville, of complications from a brain injury he suffered in November 2012. He was 79. Mr. Kiladis was born in Somerville, Mass., in 1934 to Greek immigrants. He … [Read more...]
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...]