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...]
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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...]
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...]