Russian Orthodox Church responds to Pope’s resignation

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Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines by Lucia Bellinello A few hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, Russia was already thinking about building relations with his successor. It had not happened for nearly 600 years. On February 11, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI (Ratzinger) announced his resignation in Latin to the Vatican. “I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” he … [Read more...]

Second Youth Department job search webinar to be held February 21

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Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - The Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry of the Orthodox Church in America will host its second in a series of job search skills webinars on Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. “The topic for this month’s webinar is ‘Cover Letters, Branding, and Networking: The Finer Details of the Job Search’,” according to Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director. “The webinar will focus on creating a personal and unique ‘brand’ … [Read more...]

Serbian House of Studies to be founded at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

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Source: Orthodox Church in America YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Belgrade have made a formal agreement to work together with the aim of establishing a Serbian House of Studies on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The House of Studies has several goals, including the promotion of sustained dialogue and educational exchanges between Orthodox Christians in America and … [Read more...]

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Continues Relief Efforts for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America PHILOPTOCHOS PLANS FUNDRAISER FOR MARCH 10 NEW YORK – The Hurricane Sandy relief effort of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America continues, almost four months after the devastating storm struck the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut coastlines, as people are struggling to rebuild their lives, and some are still unable to return to their homes. As of February 7, 2013, the Archdiocese received donations for the Hurricane Sandy Relief … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Issues Statement at the Announcement of the Retirement of Pope Benedict XVI

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – Upon being informed on the way to his native island of Imvros of the imminent retirement of Pope Benedict from the Petrine Throne of Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued a formal declaration and personal statement to the media, responding with sadness to the news. His All-Holiness closely cooperated with the Pope during the tenure of Pope Benedict, issuing joint statements on contemporary problems facing humanity and realizing … [Read more...]

IOCC seeks intern candidates for programs in US, abroad

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2013 IOCC Internship Program The deadline for the 2013 Internship Program applications is February 28, 2013. Since 1998, IOCC has offered an internship program to undergraduates and recent college graduates interested in careers in international relief and development. The IOCC Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to the operations of an Orthodox Christian international humanitarian aid and development organization. Click here for more information. … [Read more...]

OCN Board Announces New Initiatives After Annual Meeting

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Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America The Board of Directors of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) met in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the network’s headquarters in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on January 26, 2013. His Grace Bishop Peter, the official episcopal liaison of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and South America, attended the meeting and opened the proceedings with prayer. Executive Director Fr. Christopher Metropulos noted that … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Meliton on Patriarchate and its Late Patriarch Demetrios

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Source: The National Herald by Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON, MA – Metropolitan Meliton of Philadelphia, who is one of the most prominent and learned hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, just published a three-volume book in Greek in honor and memory of the late Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios. The book, The Holy Journey of Love, Peace and Unity of Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios, was published in Thessaloniki Greece and it was funded by businessman Alexander … [Read more...]

V. Rev. Dr. Alexander Atty steps down as Dean, COO of St. Tikhon’s Seminary

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Source: Orthodox Church in America SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS] It is with heavy hearts that the Saint Tikhon’s community learned of the Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Atty’s decision to step down as Dean and Chief Operating Officer of the Seminary due to issues of illness. In a statement released to the community on Tuesday evening, Father Alexander said: “I feel at this time that my physical struggles make it impossible for me to devote the time and energy necessary to the Seminary and, … [Read more...]

Moscow Patriarchate: progress in relations with Catholics, increased distances with Protestants

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AsiaNews  | Nina Achmatova Posted  by Alex Murphy Moscow (AsiaNews) - Relations between the Russian Orthodox and Catholic Church in recent years are experiencing a " positive trend," due to the "clear recognition of the need to join forces in defence of traditional Christian values ​​and counter some threats of modernity, such as the 'aggressive secularism which threatens the moral basis of social and private life, the crisis of family values ​​and the persecution and discrimination of … [Read more...]