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Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries Now Available

Source: Holy Cross Orthodox Press  The first-ever "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries" has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. The Atlas can be purchased ($19.95) on Amazon.com or directly from the publisher, the Holy Cross Orthodox Press. Please share this announcement with your parishioners and friends via your parish's mailing list, Facebook, and other social media.Drawing on extensive research, as well as … [Read more...]

Canton, OH site of Third Small Parish Forum July 14-16

Source: Orthodox Church in America PITTSBURGH, PA [OCADWPA]  The Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest recently announced that the third annual Small Parish Forum will be held at Holy Assumption Church, Canton, OH July 14-16, 2016. The Forum will focus on specific parish situations common to the numerous “small” parishes throughout the Orthodox Church in America and other jurisdictions.  Workshops and presentations will explore ways to assist parishes with … [Read more...]

Five bishops to bless Parma, OH’s ZOE House March 4

Source: Orthodox Church in America PARMA, OH [OCA]  Five Orthodox Christian bishops will bless the new ZOE House of ZOE for Life in Parma’s original post office at 5454 State Road during its open house on Friday, March 4, 2016.  The open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the blessing slated to take place at 7:00 p.m. Slated to bless the house are His Eminence, Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh; His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian … [Read more...]

Michael Jaharis, 87, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Falls Asleep in the Lord; is Mourned by Family and Community

Source: The National Herald NEW YORK – Michael Jaharis, industrialist, philanthropist, churchman, and patron of the arts, fell asleep in the Lord on February 17. He served for many years as Vice Chairman of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. At the dedication of the Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences on Tufts University’s Boston campus in 2002, Archbishop Demetrios hailed the facility’s goal of improving world health as “a very … [Read more...]

ACTOR TOM HANKS VISITS ORTHODOX CHURCH IN ANTARCTICA

Source: OCP Media Network Foma – February 16, 2016 Famous actor Tom Hanks visited the Orthodox church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Antarctica at the Russian polar station “Bellingshausen” on Waterloo Island, Deacon Maxim Gerb, a cleric of the church in Antarctica, told the journal Foma. “Many interesting people visit our church, including Tom Hanks who was recently sailing past our island on a yacht. He is a very open and friendly person. After he lit some candles I suggested to him to … [Read more...]

BBC, PBS interviews with Metropolitan Tikhon highlight meeting of Pope Francis, Patriarch Kirill

Source: Orthodox Church in America WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] EDITOR’S UPDATE: View the interview with Metropolitan Tikhon and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick that aired on PBS on Friday, February 12, 2016.  The segment begins at 22:58. British Broadcasting Corporation and Public Broadcasting Service will air interviews with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the widely publicized meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow at Havana’s José Martí International Airport … [Read more...]

Plea deal in works for Greek Orthodox priest charged with theft

Source: Chicago Tribune by John Keilman Chicago Tribune A Greek Orthodox priest charged with stealing more than $110,000 from a church trust fund has reached a tentative plea deal with prosecutors, authorities said Wednesday. The Rev. James Dokos, who lives in Chicago, is accused of taking the money from a $1.2 million fund he controlled at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee and spending it on himself, family members and other church officials. The Milwaukee County … [Read more...]

Ownership by All, Control by None: A plan for a governing structure of the world-wide Orthodox Church

Source: Ancient Faith Radio February 2, 2016 Length: 27:26 At the dinner following the 33rd Annual Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, Dr. Charles Ajalat, the former chancellor for the Antiochian Archdiocese and the co-founder of International Orthodox Christian Charities, presented a plan for a governing structure of the world wide Orthodox Church. Also see transcript below. Earlier in the evening, Dr. Ajalat received an honorary doctorate in Canon Law. Here he is with … [Read more...]

Toward the Great and Holy Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Communion

Source: Ancient Faith Radio February 1, 2016 Length: 47:29 Archdeacon John Chryssavgis delivers the 33rd Annual Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary. He is introduced by Fr. Alexander Rentel. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. Transcript Fr. Alexander Rentel: Theologian and teacher, scholar and interpreter, servant of the Ecumenical Throne, and defender of God’s creation. In your theological scholarship, translating, interpreting, and presenting the … [Read more...]

GOA Youth and Young Adult Ministries launches new crowd funding initiative

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM) has launched a new crowd funding initiative to help raise money to develop much needed youth and young adult ministry resources. Known best for its weekly video series “Be the Bee,” the Y2AM Team produces an extensive offering of digital resources for youth and young adult ministry, from videos and podcasts to blogs and Scriptural annotations, along with monthly “Be the Bee” … [Read more...]