Orthodox Gathering to Return after 48 Years

By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With work under way for the demolition of the Civic Arena, Orthodox Christians are gathering in Pittsburgh to remember a historic faith event that took place there in 1963. Nearly 14,000 Orthodox -- including 12 bishops, 150 priests and a 1,000-voice choir from all ethnic backgrounds -- packed the arena with the dome open. It remains the largest Orthodox gathering in America, according to organizers of this weekend's conference. The organizers of … [Read more...]

Remembering the Work and Leadership of the Council of Eastern Orthodox Youth Leaders of the Americas (CEOYLA). OCL 24th Annual Meeting, October 7-8, 2011 [VIDEO]

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Bishop Basil (Essey), Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, talks about the CEOYLA Festival in 1963 An Audio-Video Offering to All at The 24 Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Christian Laity Welcoming Remarks - Andy Kartalis, George Matsoukas FEATURE : The Amazing CEOYLA of '63 - Ronald Muresan FEATURE: Live from CEOYLA '63 Eyewitness History by CEOYLA Participants: Michael Herzak Jim … [Read more...]

Terry Mattingly: Talk on Orthodox Unity in America at the OCL Conference on November 4, 2007 [AUDIO]

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Terry Mattingly gives a though-provoking talk about Orthodoxy in America from the perspective of a journalism professor and one who converted to the faith. He talks about the importance of a commitment to a sacramental life as the key to creating a united Orthodox Church in North America. Listen here: … [Read more...]

Archbishop Lazar Puhalo: Talk on Orthodox Unity from a Spiritual Perspective to OCL Conference on November 4, 2007 [AUDIO]

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Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo) speaks about theelements necessary for Orthodox Christian unity in North America and reasons for disunity. Listen here: … [Read more...]

2004 – OCL Forum on the Greek Orthodox Charter Crisis [VIDEO]

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How the Charter Threatens the Future, a parish perspective, by Andy Kartalis Development and Key Issues, by George D. Karcazes Overview by Dr. Angelo Creticos, Mr. Peter Marudas Crisis Overview, Dr. Peter Haikalis Why Litigation? By Evan A. Chriss, Esq. QA 1: Consensus Out - Papal Obedience In? QA 2: Actions in Phoenix, Illinois, Leadership 100? Crisis Originated from the Hierarchs and Patriarch in Turkey-- not Parishes. QA 3: … [Read more...]

OCL Annual Meeting – October 14, 2000 [VIDEO]

Talk 1: Opening Remarks Talk 2: Gvosdev Talk 3: Karras Talk 4: Texas Host Talk 5: Conference View Talk 6: Abp. N. Popp Talk 7: Hon Dn Scott Talk 8: Larsen Talk 9: Services … [Read more...]

Open Forum – May 1, 1999 [VIDEO]

Steve Stamatis on Orthodox Church Self-Governance in the USA Dr. Valerie Karras Orthodox Self Governance in Historical Perspective George D. Karcazes Esq. and George Pontikes Esq. Q and A - Paths to Self Governance Past President George Coupounas: Standing Room Only! Plenary Session - Dr. Angelo Cretikos: Moderator Hon. Deacon Robert Scott: Building the Spirit in our Hearts An American Orthodox Consciousness Fr. Vladimir … [Read more...]

11th Annual OCL Meeting. Theme: “Orthodoxy in the Next Millennium and the Role of OCL” [VIDEO]

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October 9-11, 1998 at The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA. Theme: Orthodoxy in the Next Millennium and the Role of the Orthodox Christian Laity. Speakers: Stephen P. Angelides George D. Aravosis George D. Coupounas Dr. Peter Haikalis John T. John Rev. Michel E. Najim Rev. Steven J. Vlahos Dr. Verna Harrison Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 … [Read more...]

Greek Orthodox American Leaders (GOAL) Meeting, February 7, 1998 – Denver, CO [VIDEO]

Theme: "We are all called to be Servant Leaders". Speeches about the crisis in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in North America and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Speakers included: Dee Jacquet George Aravosis (Orthodox Christian Laity - OCL) Steve Angelides Dr. John Collis Dr. Valerie Karras Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 … [Read more...]

1993: The First Press Conference of Orthodox Christian Laity [VIDEO]

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