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STOTS hosts Orthodox Inter-Seminary gathering

Source: Orthodox Church in America SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] Thirty students representing five Orthodox seminaries were hosted by their peers at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary here October 23-25, 2015 for the bi-annual gathering of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement [OISM].  Participating schools included Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY; Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology/Hellenic College, Brookline MA; Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordanville, NY; Christ the Saviour … [Read more...]

CREATION CARE AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE: Reflections by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Source: The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople The Oxford Union (November 4, 2015) Distinguished members of the Oxford Union, Esteemed administrators, faculty and friends of the University, Dear students, It is a unique pleasure and a great privilege to be invited to address this historic academic union. We express our wholehearted gratitude to our hosts and organizers of this exceptional opportunity in a city where over forty years ago, the official theological dialogue … [Read more...]

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary #GivingTuesday to benefit Makarios Seminary in Kenya

Source: St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary #GivingTuesday to benefit Makarios Seminary in Kenya On Tuesday, December 1, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will continue its new tradition of participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement that celebrates generosity. “Giving is at the very foundation of St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s mission, so we are enthusiastic again this year about taking part in this day dedicated to … [Read more...]

Court finds “most serious” aggravating factors in Kodiak’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral vandalism

Source: Orthodox Church in America Court finds “most serious” aggravating factors in Kodiak's Russian Orthodox Cathedral vandalism KODIAK, AK [Diocese of Alaska Communications] In a dramatic affirmation of the core beliefs of the Orthodox Christian community, Superior Court Judge Frank A. Pfiffner ruled yesterday that defendant Arkimedes Garcia acted with “gross religious disrespect” when he vandalized Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral in June.  [See related story.]  Garcia pled guilty to a … [Read more...]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft] [A Case Study that will be discussed at the Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Christian Laity in San Diego, CA on November 7, 2015 - We invite your comments.] Amidst great spiritual and practical need, this declaration has been written to send out a clarion call for unity – unity in practice and unity within hearts – among American Orthodox Christian believers. Such unity is inevitable, it is the right thing, … [Read more...]

North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement today on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. The Consultation was the first official dialogue between theologians of the Orthodox and Catholic churches to be established in modern times. It held its first meeting in September 1965 under the leadership of Archbishop Iakovos (+2005) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America and … [Read more...]

“ORTHODOX WORKING TOGETHER” Open Forum Discussion

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity "ORTHODOX WORKING TOGETHER" Open Forum Discussion   Related Articles “Orthodox Working Together” – Annual OCL Meeting and Forum - Orthodox Christian Laity … [Read more...]

How Christianity’s Eastern history has been forgotten

Source: BBC News By Dr Rowan Williams Former Archbishop of Canterbury Christianity has a history that most of us know little about. A history that spreads eastward as well as westward, writes former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams for BBC Newsnight. We would probably take it for granted that someone reading a religious text in Arabic would be a Muslim - but the truth is that you will find plenty of Christians reading their Bibles and books of prayers in the language. It is a … [Read more...]

OCA Holy Synod of Bishops approves 2016 Planting Grant recipients

Source: Orthodox Church in America OCA Holy Synod of Bishops approves 2016 Planting Grant recipients SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  With the blessing of the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, whose fall session draws to a close on Friday, October 23, 2015, the Department of Evangelization announced Planting Grant recipients for 2015. Saint Katherine Mission, Cardiff, CA [Priest Andrew Cuneo, Pastor] will receive a grant for its third and final year, while Saint John … [Read more...]

Assembly of Bishops Releases New Study on Orthodox Theological Schools in the US

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Assembly of Bishops Releases New Study on Orthodox Theological Schools in the US The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study report today. The study focuses on US educational institutions that offer programs in Orthodox theology. It is based on a survey of 12 Orthodox theological schools in the US. The report examines degrees and programs offered by these schools, questions of … [Read more...]