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A Petition to the Hierarchs of the Episcopal Assemblies Worldwide for Orthodox Unity

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Preface

Met. Philip


Met. Philip

Abp. Iakovos


Abp. Iakovos

In memory of the two visionary American Orthodox Christian Hierarchs Philip and Iakovos who expressed the need for unity and asked us to pray for it, we offer the opportunity to express your agreement with their vision by signing the following statement.

Petition for Orthodox Unity

To the Hierarchs participating in the Assemblies of Bishops:

Assemblies of Bishops, world-wide, are meeting to develop structures to unify all Orthodox jurisdictions in their respective geographical areas. We support their efforts to establish one, united Orthodox Church in each territory. The uncanonical division of our Church into “jurisdictions” hinders our growth, belies the Unity of our Faith, and prevents us from bringing the Gospel as understood and practiced in our Orthodox faith to people who are seeking our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit, which is present everywhere and fills all things, abides among the Clergy and Laity, as well as the Bishops. Therefore we, the undersigned, respectfully implore our Bishops to seek input of both Clergy and Laity in the development of their plans.

We respectfully ask that suggestions from the Clergy and Laity be incorporated into the deliberations of the Assemblies and in the final plans they submit to The Great and Holy Council to be convened in 2016.

Latest Signatures
774Matthew GrayArnold, MDNov 22, 2016
773Martin WeibelZürich, SwitzerlandAug 31, 2016
772Jackie LAug 01, 2016
771constantinos TheokasMonroe, New JerseyWay overdueAug 01, 2016
770tom codysolon, Ohiodid JESUS differentiate where someone was or wgere they came from.? NO.just a brethen in his eyes..!!.Aug 01, 2016
769Pearl FordHouston, TXAs the Creed states: "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church" which must begin with our Partriarchs and filter downJul 11, 2016
768Alex SchrammLititz, PAStrength in numbers!Jul 01, 2016
767DONALD DARMSFELTON, California95018Jul 01, 2016
766Sergio Oscar AlunniCABA;San Telmo, BS ASObispo del Patriarcado Ortodoxo de Naciones - franciaJul 01, 2016
765George ApostlePensacola, FloridaJul 01, 2016
764Barbara Karleenoceanside, California92057Jun 17, 2016
763Mykola TertychnyyOtterfing, Bavaria/GermanyHave a nice councilJun 15, 2016
762Mark Vukelicsteubenville , Ohioeveryone (All ) need to be present .Jun 12, 2016
761Alexander Hubert SchoeffmannMunich, GermanyJun 09, 2016
760Klaus KennethMarly, SwitzerlandHow can or will we reach the local population when the orthodox live in their national ethnic groups, like in katacombs?Jun 07, 2016
759Roger TierneyLake Forest, CaliforniaJun 02, 2016
758Stefan v. WachterMunich, GermanyHere in Germany we suffer the same way from this sin.Jun 01, 2016
757JOHN SPIRO CHRISTOSChicago, IllinoisJun 01, 2016
756Charles JohnsBethlehem, PennsylvaniaGod Almighty, grant that all spiritual daughters of the holy First-Called Apostle Andrew achieve greater unity, and that the followers of Andrew and the Holy Apostle Peter be reunited in brotherly love, along with Anglicans and all others who follow Christ Jesus as Master, Savior, God and Brother! May 31, 2016
755Nathan SimmonsSt Paul, Minnesota55119May 31, 2016
754G. Harold TseklenisDowmey, CAI support OCL and its mission and efforts toward unification of the Orthodox Churches in the AmericasMay 02, 2016
753Paul KonstantellisWhitestone , NY, QUEENSMay 01, 2016
752Jamie ZaniosOsprey, FloridaLet us unite for our faith and the childrenApr 30, 2016
751Metropolitan-Bishop Emanuel SilvaMontreal, QuebecApr 30, 2016
750Presbytera Nancy DingmanBrookdale, CAWe need to be united in an American Orthdodox Church. When Protestants look at the jurisdictionalism here it is hard for them to accept that we are One Church. This situation is uncanonical. Please bring us to unity. May God's will be done in the Great and Holy Council. Apr 30, 2016
749Tazsa WellsForest Grove , OregonI was disappointed to learn that this topic did not make the cut for the Great Council in June this year.Apr 05, 2016
748Donna ChalupiakWes tHenrietta, NYIt is about time..........God BlessMar 31, 2016
747Corgette TroutmanNew Castle, PennsylvaniaMy dream for my faith is to be a United Orhodox Church in America. It started out that way and it should end that way. So please with the help of the Holy Spirit make that happen Thank youMar 31, 2016
746Claudia CowlingBrockport, NYI am a convert. Luckily, my husband and I found an OCA parish because the other jurisdictions in the US are still very ethnic. Please put politics aside and address the jurisdictional situation in North America.Mar 31, 2016
745Irene EIPHNH TziforosProspect Hts, Illinois (IL)For the Glory of God!!! Excellent idea.....Mar 30, 2016
744Andrea FedorukRochester, NYI strongly support unity in Christ.Mar 30, 2016
743Father Ken James StavrevskyRochester, NYMar 30, 2016
742William GormleySpokane, WashingtonTemporarily residing in GermanyMar 06, 2016
741Anthony CarrisHolbrook, N. Y.May The Holy Spirit guide usMar 03, 2016
740Monk James SilverLodi, New JerseyMay the Lord haste the day!Mar 01, 2016
739Christopher Ambroze, MDNorthport, NYMar 01, 2016
738David GrubbsTagaytay City, Cavite PhilippinesIt is high time....Mar 01, 2016
737Ethel A CorcoranCharleston, SouthCarolinaAt long Last ! Let us pray for this Unity.Feb 29, 2016
736Debbie EfthimionBedminster, NJFeb 29, 2016
735Elena ChiriVirginiaFeb 29, 2016
734Thomas DoulisPortland, OregonFeb 29, 2016
733terry teryNSWthe coptic othordox church and all orthodox churches should be one Feb 03, 2016
732terry terryFeb 03, 2016
731Gerard ZabikNiantic, ConnecticutWe need to step into the 21st Century, seperate spirituallity from cultural norms. Feb 01, 2016
730Melissa McCutcheonOlmsyed Falls, OHMay be one in Jesus Christ our Lord!Feb 01, 2016
729Sub Deacon Christopher MeholickReynoldsville, PaIn the end three can be only one!Jan 30, 2016
728Fr. Michael MolloyHenderson, NV"That they may be one." Jn. 17:22Jan 19, 2016
727Beverly YanichCape May, NJJan 16, 2016
726George KarcazesWilmett, IllinoisJan 16, 2016
725Dr. Thomas SnowdonSt.-Joseph-de-Kent, New BrunswickYou are in our prayers for unity.Jan 08, 2016
724Bernt JohnsonBethesda, MDJan 07, 2016
723Renee ZitzloffMinnetonka, , MNJan 07, 2016
722Linda ByrumLaurel, MdJan 06, 2016
721Pieter DykhorstWashington, DCIf the world will know that the Father sent the Son by our unity, what are we saying about Jesus Christ to the world through our disunity? The failure of bishops worldwide to bring back unity is a crime against humanity.Jan 06, 2016
720Fr Philip KhairallahScottsdale, aZJan 05, 2016
719George ManganSister Bay, WiscinsinDefine an Orthodox Christian as "one who accepts the Tradition of the Apostles and lives in Communion with the Bishops who are the appointed teachers of the Tradition.Jan 04, 2016
718Neil LatanziLongmont, Colorado"There is neither Jew nor Greek," St. Paul - Galatians 3:28Jan 02, 2016
717Dimitrios HatgistavrouEast Hampton, New YorkOrthodox Unity Now !Jan 01, 2016
716Elizabeth NashMilton Keynes, BuckinghamshireJan 01, 2016
715Theresa MasonHenderson, NevadaDear Sirs, My prayer for you at this time is that the Lord Jesus Christ might he glorified we might attain the unity of the faith. May God richly bless you endeavors in His holy name!Jan 01, 2016
714William KatsaounisMansfield , OhioWe need a united Orthodox Church in America ! God Bless all peace makers .Jan 01, 2016
713brad cobbengland, ArkansasDec 31, 2015
712Monk Sub-Dn Stavros (Lever)Vestal, New York"I pray Father that all may be One" Jn17Dec 31, 2015
711Walter DuBlanicaBirdsboro, PennsylvaniaWe must unite all Orthodox churches.Dec 31, 2015
710Christopher MooreDec 23, 2015
709Chuck GeorgeWest Mifflin, PADec 06, 2015
708Chris GodfreyNew Albany, INDec 01, 2015
707Jeffrey GeorgePittsburgh , PANov 30, 2015
706James BouseDetroit, MiNov 30, 2015
705Fr. Mathew ChackoEast Brubswick, New JerseyVery much interestedNov 30, 2015
704Kristiana McClanahanSanta Fe, NMNov 30, 2015
703Antony KocsisSanta Fe, New Mexicowe need to be ONE in NANov 30, 2015
702Harold TseklenisDowney, CAThis is the time if we want to preserve the Orthodox Church in America. Nov 30, 2015
701Mark TalpasDenver , ColoradoIt's time to put our differences aside and join as one Orthodox Church. Instead of waiting to work out all of the details before we are unified, we should unify now and work out the details as led by the Holy Spirit. It is much easier to say no if you are segregated but much easier to work through issues if everyone is united as one.Nov 30, 2015
700Antonio de Lima MesquitaVespasiano, MGI live in Brazil and I think that this unity is the way the Church should follow all over the world, not just in North America.Nov 30, 2015
699Todd MaddenHonolulu, HawaiiNov 30, 2015
698Stephen CaseKankakee, IllinoisNov 30, 2015
697John HabianMedina, OhioThe faith has to come first not the nationalities from "the old country".Nov 05, 2015
696DIANNE. NICKOLS THODOSFORT WORTH, TEXASNo longer are we an ethnic diaspora; There is strength in UNITY!Nov 02, 2015
695Nabil SaidWindsor Heights, IowaThere should be one orthodox Church period. The Lord should guide us to unite all churches in one and work out the differences among different seas of orthodoxy. A true Christian should reach out to all who consider Christ as their head ans savior and eliminate the disagreement whether they are due to languages, tradition or even theology. Lord have mercy on all. Nov 01, 2015
694Frank GankasOxnard, CaOct 31, 2015
693Archpriest Thomas Andrew Kenai, AlaskaA new unity, a new patriarch of the west.Oct 31, 2015
692Laurel KovacsSavage, MDOct 28, 2015
691Fr. Basil PapanikolaouDavenport, Iowa"It's not about time!" It's too llate!Oct 09, 2015
690Subdeacon Luke LobodaPittsburgh, PATo be effective in today's world, we must present the Gospel from a position of organizational unity.Oct 01, 2015
689Constantinos VasilakosWappingers Falls, New YorkLet's unite under one American Orthodox jurisdiction. And let's make the prime objective of the church to spread the Goslpel and not Hellenism!Sep 21, 2015
688Fr John KuehnleTacoma, WashingtonSep 18, 2015
687Andre AfonsoVade (Sao Tome), Ponte da BarcaSep 06, 2015
686Patra DamischNorthbrook, IllinoisIt is critical to the survival of Orthodoxy in American that we unite as well as utilize Englishin all services. We are losing the majority of members under the age of 40. We despeerately need an incorporation of the existing American christian tradition(s), in as much as is consistent with the canons and orthodoxyAug 31, 2015
685James RoumanHartford, ConnecticutAug 31, 2015
684John SennettNew Port Richey, FLWe pray that this can be accomplished and the Church be united. May God have mercy on all of us.Apr 24, 2015
683Paul GuillotteStatesville, North CarolinaFeb 18, 2015
682Eugene DanielBirmingham, West MidlandsHaving overlapping jurisdictions is itself uncanonicalJan 11, 2015
681Hilber NelsonTwin Falls, IDStop colonizing America.Jan 07, 2015
680Raymond CainMonongahela, PennsylvaniaA As a convert to the Orthodox Faith let us commune as oneDec 31, 2014
679Maria PopescuMuncie, INDec 28, 2014
678JT mitchellNew orleans, LouisianaDec 21, 2014
677Bette ManiatisPhoenix, AZHope to see it in my lifetimeNov 07, 2014
676JOSEPH P HODGEMINNETONKA, MNUNITY is KEY TO OUR FUTUREOct 07, 2014
675Linda HodgeMinnetonka, MNI Prayerfully, I am Orthodox! I frequently explain that we are all the same religion. I explain how this ethnic focus came with the growth of immigrants. I believe there are ways to preserve and honor the ethnic heritage. Prayerfully, this needs to be secondary to Orthodoxy and our complete unity.Oct 05, 2014
674Steven CohlmiaWichita, KansasOct 03, 2014
673Maria WaterhouseUniontown, OhioSep 25, 2014
672Raul PerezSan Francisco, CAAn all-english liturgy, and an incorporation of the existing american christian tradition(s), in as much as is consistent with the canons and orthodoxy, is the right thing to do for christianity, for americans and for the God. Please give the american people the same respect and dignity that the orthodox church has shown to other cultures in the past, by supporting the creation of a distinctly ameSep 24, 2014
671Subdeacon Liviu George ConstantinescuSimi Valley, California /USA By the work of Hoy Trinity ,I am looking for a future Patriarchate of USA or North America.Sep 20, 2014
670Dan ChirtuAurora, OntarioSep 18, 2014
669Robert RuschakMunhall, PAWith a common language- English. This is the United States and the language that unites us is English.Sep 16, 2014
668Ourania AtsaidisLaval, QuebecSep 15, 2014
667Kathy Trakakislaval, QuebecSep 15, 2014
666Tina VenetisMontreal, QuebecSep 15, 2014
665Angela PardosSep 12, 2014
664Antonios KelesoglouSep 12, 2014
663Antonios PardosSep 12, 2014
662Giorgios Eleutheriadis Sep 12, 2014
661Christos Eleutheriadis Sep 12, 2014
660Despina Eleutheriadis Sep 12, 2014
659Sofia BenasSep 12, 2014
658Eftihia Kelesoglou Sep 12, 2014
657Angela KelesoglouPotomac Falls , VASep 12, 2014
656Christina PappisKaiserslautern, Rheinland-PfalzSep 12, 2014
655Dunyia StefanickChina Grove, North CarolinaSep 11, 2014
654Nathaniel MerrittWest Jordan, UTIt's about time!Sep 10, 2014
653Tim PapadeasOrmond Beach, FloridaStrength in numbers... Lord, give us strength...Sep 07, 2014
652Shavkat MukhamadievDushanbe, TajikistanAdministrative Unity in your geographic areas makes sense. Sep 06, 2014
651Katharine AmygdalitsisBoca Raton, FLFor the sake of our children we need to be one in Christ. Sep 06, 2014
650Johnny AmygdalitsisLake Worth, FLThe time is now.Sep 06, 2014
649Rano BellasWest Palm Beach, FLUnity of Orthodox Christians in so called diaspora will help Orthodox Christianity in the Middle East. Sep 06, 2014
648Alex BellasWest Palm Beach, FLBe Open to the Holy Spirit to guide you in your deliberationsSep 06, 2014
647Mihaela DraghiciuMuncie, INSep 05, 2014
646Horia DraghiciuMuncie, INSep 05, 2014
645Barbara M. ManosWestfield, NJUnity mist come to preserve OrthodoxySep 03, 2014
644David W. LincolnEdmonton, AlbertaWe are healthier when we pay more than lip service to the canons. One Bishop for one city.Sep 02, 2014
643Alexandru NemoianuJackson, MichiganAn American Orthodox Unity would be a Godly gift.Pray for it!Sep 02, 2014
642Steven StamatisAddison, ILSep 01, 2014
641James ThomasDyer, IndianaSep 01, 2014
640Costas SperantsasBoca Raton, FloridaMay it be blessed!Sep 01, 2014
639kaliope xenakisdeerfield beach, floridaplease unifySep 01, 2014
638Andrew StefanickChina Grove, North CarolinaSep 01, 2014
637Bob MatzkevichWaterbury, CTSep 01, 2014
636Victoria Irene HallEverett, WashingtonSep 01, 2014
635Cynthia PowersBellingham, WAI would like to suggest that all Orthodox churches, irrespective of diocese, refer to the name of their parish as St. XXX Holy Orthodox Church or St. XXX Orthodox Church. Leave off any reference to diocese on signage and in print. If it is included it should be in small print below the name of the church.Sep 01, 2014
634David MacKenzieCharlottetown, PEHow long!Aug 31, 2014
633Steve ZamantakisHelper, UtahAug 31, 2014
632Des DandalidesVirginia Beach, VA 23451For the sake of our children/grandchildre and the good of the faith. Let''s unite!Aug 31, 2014
631Steve ChristieCypress, TexasSt. Sava ChurchAug 31, 2014
630Timothy EnglerS. Williamsport, PAAug 31, 2014
629cs riverachico, caunity can bring peace...Aug 31, 2014
628SPIRO ASTMOSPALM DESET, CALAug 30, 2014
627Dr. Jeanette MoleskiHudson, OhioAug 30, 2014
626Anastasia RaptisStaten Island, NYAug 30, 2014
625Michael D. SesolaJupiter, FloridaAug 30, 2014
624Dennis Matsoonpompano beach , FlLong Overdue!!Aug 30, 2014
623Diana MatsonFT Lauderdale, FlAug 30, 2014
622ISABEL ELACGlendale, CaliforniaAbsolutely - we need to unite!Aug 30, 2014
621Grant WhiteTurku, FinlandAug 30, 2014
620Angela DaleyEagle Mountain , UtahBecause, I shouldn't have to answer the question, "Which type?" when I say I'm an Orthodox Christian in the US. Or have to explain we are all one Church despite the words Russian, Greek, Antiochian or Serbian on the door.Aug 29, 2014
619Nelson Magalhaes Costa FilhoSao Paulo, SP/BrazilAug 29, 2014
618ELIAS GALEOTOSCHEYENNE, WYLONG OVER DUEAug 29, 2014
617John GreshamWest Point, VirginiaAug 29, 2014
616Priest Frederick JanecekMadison, WisconsinIt is time to end Phyletism and proclaim the Holy Gospel to all people in their own language where ever they may be.Aug 29, 2014
615Mihretu TegegnAddis Ababawe all Orthodox should unite.Aug 29, 2014
614Marinus KruissenLa Romana, La RomanaAug 29, 2014
613Jessie InsleyBradenton , FloridaAug 28, 2014
612Chris McKennaLogan, UtahAug 28, 2014
611Cameron DavisLogan, UtahAug 28, 2014
610Mike Economossaugatuck, MichiganLong overdue. Let's look to the future and not to the pastAug 28, 2014
609Nicholas DujmovicAug 28, 2014
608Robert Johannes UlrichAarhus, DenmarkAug 28, 2014
607James BellCortland, Illinoisplease bring us together as one church! Aug 22, 2014
606russ jonessan juan capistrano, cAug 19, 2014
605Robert KingThe Villages, FlIn the face of attacks against Christians world-wide, unity is more important than ever before. The peace we seek can never exist in a sea of disunity. The true faith must set the example to all and if not now, when?Aug 18, 2014
604William KerakosLeesburg, FloridaAug 17, 2014
603Alethia PantazisOcala, FlAug 17, 2014
602Christian WaughOcala, FLAug 17, 2014
601zorica vintbaia mare, romaniaokAug 15, 2014
600Fr Cosmin VintFort Qu'Appelle, SKDo your best. God do the rest.Aug 14, 2014
599Raphael GravesLaGrange, GAAug 14, 2014
598Protodeacon Peter DanilchickOakton, VirginiaAug 09, 2014
597Fr.Ovidiu Pacurarnaples, FloridaAug 04, 2014
596Catalin AftodorTortona, ItaliaAug 04, 2014
595George SiffriOne God, one Savior, one Holy Spirit, one baptism, one Church!Aug 02, 2014
594Nikita LopoukhineOttawa, OntarioIn Jurisdictions is sinful.Aug 02, 2014
593Andrew Hageman Berlin, MDAug 01, 2014
592George AzarTallahassee, FloridaJul 31, 2014
591George RifakesChicago, IllinoisJul 30, 2014
590Priest Walter SmithWest Brookfield , MassachusettsJul 30, 2014
589Pam TovikBen Lomond, CAJul 30, 2014
588Bertina BuschOrlando, FloridaJul 30, 2014
587Lynn ClendenenJul 30, 2014
586Matthew McCroskeryJul 28, 2014
585Thrisia PanaRegina`, SaskatchewanJul 17, 2014
584REMUS GRAMA, V. REV. DR.CLEVELAND, OHIOOrthodox Unity and Autocephaly are a must for the North American Continent!Jul 15, 2014
583Samia HabibBurbank, CaliforniaIt is long past time for all of our jurisdictions to unite into one Orthodox Church in North America. They call us the "diaspora", and it's our chance to show them we are no longer scattered, but one Orthodox body here. Let us promote all opportunities to have events together with other jurisdictions and find common ground that can make this venture very holy, very healthy and very long lastiJul 07, 2014
582annmarie meceraplain city, ohioJul 06, 2014
581Ira KurtzLancaster, PennsylvaniaGOAJul 06, 2014
580Barbara Yurchuk Delray Beach, FLIt is long past the time that all Orthodox should be united. It is an unjustice that we are so splintered. May God enter the hearts of those who deliberate out fate. Jul 06, 2014
579W. Tod MixsonOrange, TexasMore forceful action, as surely will be required: Letter-writing campaigns; organized presence at episcopal assembly gathering; and, if at last needed, withholding of parishioners' offerings. Jul 04, 2014
578james christoholden, maJul 04, 2014
577Walter HaddadWorcester, MassachusettsFouteen churches in Central Mass members of four jurisdictions have worked as one since 1955. We have a 113 bed nursing and rehab center, hold a food bank every Saturday and have an Orthodox Section in our loaca cemetery with 2000 graves. We must place our Faith before our ethnicityJul 01, 2014
576John ReguleThe Villages, FLWe have prayed for this; we pray now for the prayers to be answered.Jul 01, 2014
575Elizabeth ReguleThe Villages, FLAMENJul 01, 2014
574Helen O'SullivanAddison, ilI know many young people that have stopped attending the Greek Orthodox Church and I don't believe that they would have if they understood their Orthodox Faith better.Jul 01, 2014
573Dr.D.L. WhitmanCrescent City, FloridaThis is long overdue.Jul 01, 2014
572Charles KarpakisSalt Lake City, UtahJul 01, 2014
571Joseph RomanRockaway, NjI'm getting older and afraid that I might not srr this event,Jul 01, 2014
570nicholas gloumakoffoxford, ncJul 01, 2014
569Graham JohnsonJul 01, 2014
568Katherine MitchellRaleigh, North CarolinaJul 01, 2014
567Sara ShehardDavison, MichiganJul 01, 2014
566Dion RoddyRochester Hills, MIJul 01, 2014
565Richard FonteAustin, TexasJul 01, 2014
564Edgar MatoukSydney, NSWAmen!!Jul 01, 2014
563Mary Ann KhouryWichita, KansasIt is time for an American Orthodox Church. Bring us together so our light for Orthodoxy will shine throughout these America states. It is the light that is missing in this country - the light of an American Orthodox Church - Orthodox unity. It is time.Jun 30, 2014
562Susan SchiaackHowell, MichiganJun 30, 2014
561Tatiana TyrellClarkston, MichiganJun 30, 2014
560David WelchDavidson, MichiganJun 30, 2014
559Patricia SmithSwartz Creek, MichiganJun 30, 2014
558Arthur MabbettMedford, MassachusettsMay God grant our hierarchs the wisdom to establish a unified American Orthodox Church that will allow Orthodoxy to take a leadership position in America and the world. The entire world-wide church will benefit from this action. Jun 28, 2014
557John TyrellClarkston, MichiganJun 26, 2014
556Pam GrubaughSwartz Creek, MichiganJun 26, 2014
555Margaret ShipleyFlint, MichiganJun 25, 2014
554Larry ShipleyFlint, MichiganJun 25, 2014
553Greg JannakosFenton, MichiganJun 25, 2014
552Michael Ramey Beaver Falls, PAJun 23, 2014
551Sue WaltonFlushing, MichiganJun 23, 2014
550Megan DurandFenton, MichiganJun 23, 2014
549Richard SchlaackLansing, MichiganJun 21, 2014
548Tina ShephardDavison, MichiganJun 21, 2014
547Candice ShipleyLancing, MichiganJun 21, 2014
546Brian WaltonFlushing, MichiganJun 21, 2014
545Andrew DurandFenton, MichiganJun 20, 2014
544Ryan ShipleyFlint, MichiganJun 20, 2014
543Brian AmesDavison, MichiganJun 20, 2014
542Irene OnderchaninHowell, MichiganJun 20, 2014
541Brandon KisereuSouth Elgin, IllinoisJun 19, 2014
540Paul K. HildrethBurton, MichiganJun 19, 2014
539Andy HumphreysButon, MichiganJun 19, 2014
538Jessica FrancuCleveland, OhioJun 19, 2014
537Roula KarcazesWilmette, IllinoisJun 19, 2014
536Harriet PontikesEvanston, ILJun 19, 2014
535April HoareJohnson City, TennesseeJun 19, 2014
534Roger MuresanNorth Royalton, OhioJun 16, 2014
533Maria PaxosCanton, NCJun 16, 2014
532Laura EisenbreiCanton, OHJun 16, 2014
531Andrei RussoToronto, ON CanadaJun 16, 2014
530Victor FrunzaKernersville, NCJun 16, 2014
529Cary PantazisOcala, FLJun 16, 2014
528Jerald ChilesArlington, VirginiaJun 12, 2014
527Konstantin KayalesberlinJun 11, 2014
526Theodore and Theane CorsonesRutland, VermontJun 08, 2014
525Michele CarsonLas Vegas, NVJun 06, 2014
524Fr. Philemon CastroSta. Rosa , LagunaPursue the Orthodox way of unity....Jun 04, 2014
523Michael TabelingCleveland , OhioJun 04, 2014
522Marjorie MoyarCleveland, OhioJun 04, 2014
521Louis foundosGlen Head, NYOrthodox Unity is long overdue and necessary for relevance in AmericaJun 04, 2014
520danielle saadigreenacre, nswpleaseJun 04, 2014
519Salwa KhouryRumford, RIJun 03, 2014
518Jeanne PoirierPinellas Park, FloridaJun 03, 2014
517Thomas GleasonTowson, MarylandJun 03, 2014
516Cindy lee HayesPawtucket, Rhode IslandJun 03, 2014
515Richard Cahayla-WynneRingwood, NJJun 02, 2014
514Hosny HakimTorrance, CAJun 02, 2014
513Thomas RiplingerGomaringen, GermanyAlthough I am (stillI) a Roman Catholic, my sympathies are very much with the Orthodox churches, who I hope will take the lead in the ecumenical process by resolving their own internal differences, thus setting an example for the divided churches of the Catholic and Protestant traditions and help the Roman church to put aside its trappings of hegemonyJun 02, 2014
512george saadigreenacre, nswfor Gods sake, make it happenJun 02, 2014
511Andreas RasmussenJun 02, 2014
510Beth McClintockNorth Wales, PAOrthodox Unity is so critical to sharing common Christian goals shared by all juridictions!Jun 01, 2014
509Vladimir KAtovichAllen Park, MichiganJun 01, 2014
508Christine BoyerSpring, TexasJun 01, 2014
507Aristotle PapanikolaouJun 01, 2014
506Maksim MorganFredericksburg, TexasWe need unity within jurisdictions, a resolution passed to prohibit nationality before Orthodoxy, we should develop language on Christology to bring in he Copts, Syriacs, and Armenians, we need a resolution for all canonical churches to be on the SAME calendar.Jun 01, 2014
505Marlene MarshallCumberland, RIJun 01, 2014
504Bessie ArdeleanuSpring, TEXASJun 01, 2014
503Constantin ArdeleanuSpring, TEXASJun 01, 2014
502Marc DeneauOttawa, OntarioChange is needed. Grouping churches by ethnicity does not make sense anymore to the second or third generations from the original immigrants. It goes against the principle of unity and christian love that should go beyond the countries of originJun 01, 2014
501Keith MarshallCumberland, RIJun 01, 2014
500Nicholas MarinakisLynnfield, MassachusettsOrthodox unity in America is a necessitryJun 01, 2014
499Daniel MaherSeattle , WAThe uncanonical fragmentation of American Orthodoxy into "jurisdictions" certainly does not help our Christian witness.When our Western Christian primarily look at us as Russian , Greek ,or Romanian or Middle Eastern first,and as an ancient formbof Christianity second,something is very wrong.Jun 01, 2014
498Efthalia WalshBethesda, MarylandJun 01, 2014
497Walter HaddadWorcesteer, MassachusettsAs past president of the Council of Orthodox of Central Mass, I wrote to all the Hierarchs of America ( then as )SCOBA) more than ten years ago expressing our desire for unifiying Orthodox Christians in America. Our council is made up of 4 jurisdictions and were organized in 1955. We have 14 member parishes, we built and operate 113 bed nursing home, weekly food bank. For more info, send an emailJun 01, 2014
496Alan TeagueAuckland, AucklandNew ZealandJun 01, 2014
495Cordell Maximus Shewell Lakewood, WashingtonWe have lost the 20-45 age generation, due to when 80% of them marry non-Orthodox that both the Orthodox and the non-Orthodox partner view our churches as only ethnic enclaves, instead of Christ's Holy Church. To continue the ethnic divisions locally is not a "sustainable business model". yly Jun 01, 2014
494Nicholas HaritatosEl Cerrito, CaliforniaIn unity, there is strength!Jun 01, 2014
493Gerald GarbisGlenview, ILJun 01, 2014
492Michael LungociuRockville, MDJun 01, 2014
491Father Richard Parker (OxFM)Aiken, South Carolinaunite in peace NOWJun 01, 2014
490John BickelSyracuse, IndianaThis is past due.Jun 01, 2014
489Joseph Francis PikeGranby, MassachusettsLet us pray to the MasterJun 01, 2014
488Marlene SamraCumberland, RIJun 01, 2014
487Joseph SamraCumberland, "If not now,when" Metropolitan PhillipJun 01, 2014
486Harry PappasBranford, ConnecticutJun 01, 2014
485John KalinoglouAtlanta, GAJun 01, 2014
484Christopher AmbrozeNorthport, NYPlease be supportive of canonical unity throughout the globe.Jun 01, 2014
483Venus LambSoldotna, AlaskaI pray for all those involved in this endevor of Orthodox Unity.Jun 01, 2014
482Andriy DudchenkoKyiv, UkraineJun 01, 2014
481Jelena CaliAlexandria, VirginiaJun 01, 2014
480John KincaidPalm Desert, CaliforniaDoctrinally, the Orthodox Church is one. Doctrinal differences are typically the main obstacles to unity. Since we have no such differences, we have no excuse. What we do fearfully have, however, is the desire of our Lord Jesus Christ, "that they all may be one" (Jn 17.21). Jun 01, 2014
479Ephraim RhodesAlbany, OrJun 01, 2014
478gregory houckbloomington, mnMay 31, 2014
477Ephrem WeissMay 31, 2014
476Ron HughesSt. Albans , WvMay 31, 2014
475Al CouloliasOak Brook, IllinoisI am for Orthodox Unity!May 31, 2014
474Alexis L'HeureuxMay 31, 2014
473John CoutsoubosBattle Ground, WashingtonIt's time for unity to begin.May 31, 2014
472Najee RizikArlington, TexasMay 31, 2014
471james connellyshelton,, ConnecticutMay 31, 2014
470Kenneth MichaelIndianapolis , INMay 31, 2014
469Jeffrey ZdraleNeenah, WIHang in there OCL! The peoples' voices need to override the turf concerns of the heirarchs.May 31, 2014
468Michael RademacherEllicott City, MDe pluribus unumMay 31, 2014
467george booazlisvictoria, TexasMay 31, 2014
466james calamasClearwater, FLMay 31, 2014
465Evan VassilakisSan Marcos, CaliforniaYES! To Orthodox Unity!May 31, 2014
464Brzuchalski DavidJermyn, PennsylvaniaA "united" church in the "United" States should not be a faraway dream; it must become a reality so that we can spread the good news of Christ and His Holy Church together, as brothers who dwell in unity.May 31, 2014
463David C. PattonValley Center, KS 67147May the Holy Spirit guide our Hierarchs to Unity in Him May 31, 2014
462monk John RomanzovMay 31, 2014
461Joan MitchumSpringfield, VirginiaPlease do it now. I am 72 and can't wait much longer. May 31, 2014
460George G PoulosBlue Island, ILSooner the better.May 31, 2014
459John ChaniEaston, Massachusettsmember both a parish of the GOA and the Russian-OCAMay 31, 2014
458Leonard ZangasManhasset, New YorkMay 31, 2014
457Leighton B. CarlsonMadison, CTUnity is Our Savior's wishMay 31, 2014
456Randall Mark TrainerMidland, TXThe status quo is a sin and a scandal. Stand against phyletism. Strive for our own synod of bishops which selects its own head, and is not rigged to be permanently dominated by any one ethnicity. May 31, 2014
455JAMES KAPPASCINCINNATI, OhioMay 31, 2014
454Donna RyanJupiter, FloridaMay 31, 2014
453Georgina AlexandrukEdmonton, AlbertaMay 31, 2014
452Carolyn PenalunaDenton, TXMay 31, 2014
451John HowardFort Myers, FLMay 31, 2014
450gerasim vurikathena, oregonunity nowMay 31, 2014
449Robert SwensonJanesville, WiIt is very important to me that we should be one church in North America.May 31, 2014
448Mark TalpasDenver, ColoradoMay 31, 2014
447steve lascolastrongsville, ohioMay 31, 2014
446Nicholas SooyMechanicsburg, PAMay 31, 2014
445george leventisMarysville, MichiganYes- UnityMay 30, 2014
444Jarod McBrideSan Francisco, CAMay 30, 2014
443Ruth :eskoLakewood, OHOrthodox Unity should have happened 100 years ago. NOW IS THE HOUR!!!May 30, 2014
442Elyse DeckardCleveland, OHMay 30, 2014
441Alexandra KapposCleveland, OHMay 30, 2014
440Jim PrebishRocky River, OhioMay 30, 2014
439George KapposCleveland, OHMay 30, 2014
438Laura KapposCleveland, OHMay 30, 2014
437George KapposCleveland, OHYes UnificationMay 30, 2014
436Aaron FekarisNovi, MIMay 30, 2014
435Jason HuckMoMay 30, 2014
434Nenad MarjanovicLakewood, OhioMay 30, 2014
433Fr. YVES BABICHSEVENHILLS, OHIOMay 30, 2014
432Fr. Matthew ThurmanChagrin Falls, OHMay 30, 2014
431Maria KehresSouth Euclid, OhioI fully support this.May 30, 2014
430Alex KapposCleveland, OhioMay 30, 2014
429Philip McClanahanNotre Dame, IndianaIf, by God's grace, "one, united Orthodox Church in each territory" is established globally, I would like to ask our hierarchs to encourage the faithful to intentionally visit and get to know other local Orthodox churches in their area. This can serve to strengthen our unity and increase love for all the ethnicities and traditions within the Orthodox Church. May 28, 2014
428Antony KocsisSanta Fe, NMIt is time for North America to have ONE orthodox ChurchMay 24, 2014
427Irene howerinSurprise, AzMay 22, 2014
426William MalloyBellaire , TXThe prolonged disunity is a disgrace, and we (the entire church, including the laity) need to work and pray to escape from this sorry state of affairs.May 22, 2014
425Vicki FettesMay 22, 2014
424Hieromonk John AndersonThe Woodlands, TexasMay 22, 2014
423Myke JacobsiBloomfield Hills, MiMay 19, 2014
422Jim DemetrionCincinnati, OhioThis is long overdue. There is no excuse for this nqt being long time ago.May 17, 2014
421Demetrios PanayotopoulosPark Ridge, NoIt is a matter of survivalMay 15, 2014
420PANAGIOTIS MAKRIASNORWOOD, NJMay 15, 2014
419Grant MedichRockford, MichiganMay 14, 2014
418Dumitru ProcaMontreal, QuebecMay 13, 2014
417Peter VezmarElmhurst, ILThe sooner, the better!May 13, 2014
416Fabio LeiteCuritiba, ParanáJust like North America, South America needs Orthodox unity along cultural and geographical needs. Too few bishops for an entire continent, due to a vicious cycle of detached and desinterested communities because there is no Orthodox theological education and there isn't this education because communities are dettached and desinterested.May 13, 2014
415Nicholas DopuchAlexandria, VAMay 12, 2014
414Electra SklavosMay 11, 2014
413James CowgillLongwood, FloridaPlease!May 11, 2014
412Lynda GrasserSan Francisco, CAYes please! Let us keep our sights set on God alone! We have so much in common, yet oftentimes let our nationalistic, cultural, and social differences overshadow. Let us all live in the light of Our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!May 09, 2014
411Fr. Dimitrie VincentMay 09, 2014
410Chris TomasidesHouston, TexasThis is long overdue!!!May 09, 2014
409Lisa Gligor-HabianMedina, OHWe should be united in The True Faith! Don't let the languages & cultures divide us!May 09, 2014
408Loren ElifritsOmaha, NeA Unified Orthodox Church jurisdiction in America is necessary. As soon as possible, please!May 07, 2014
407Pauline CostianesCanton, MIenough of the pettiness of jurisdictional turf battles. You're supposed to be pastoral, not monarchical. Constantinople is the biggest obstacle to Orthodox Unity in the United States, because it is a ghost see. Get over it and go elsewhere as Met Saliba suggested ages ago. And also knock off the stuff about the OCA not being canonical. The Moscow Patriarch had every right to grant autocephalyMay 07, 2014
406Barbara PappasWheaton, IllinoisFor the glory of God and strength in presenting the fullness of the truth to those who seek it. May 07, 2014
405Rev. Angelo PeppsKalamazoo, MILife is too short to do otherwise. May 06, 2014
404Liviu CostinHumble, TexasMay 05, 2014
403D. JOHN POWERSMURRYSVILLE, PAVery vital we unite before we are destroyed.May 05, 2014
402Andrew ZarrasPrior Lake , MN Please listen to the people and let your human egos goMay 05, 2014
401william zorellacockeysville, MarylandMay 05, 2014
400Ron SteeleSalt Lake City, UTMay 04, 2014
399Subdeacon Randall HayIndianapolis, INMay 04, 2014
398Evangeline ZarrasSherman, ConnecticutMay 04, 2014
397Helen MousoudakisHouston, TexasIt would be wonderful to have a UNITED Orthodox Church.May 04, 2014
396Sabrina PolitesRaeford, NCMay 03, 2014
395Chris PolitesRaeford, NCMay 03, 2014
394Rev. Fr. Nicodemus Gromoff, HSMBrooklyn, New YorkMay 03, 2014
393Michael A. AntonovichSioux City , Iowa May 03, 2014
392Raymond GreenwayRenton, WashingtonMay 03, 2014
391Timothy CremeensDudley, MassachusettsThe TIME (Kairos) has come!May 03, 2014
390Paula DaubertNorth East, MDMay 03, 2014
389Diana MatsonFort Lauderdale, FFMay 02, 2014
388Marlene BuettnerBoca Raton, FLI support and encourage the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in their efforts for Orthodox Church unity. It is of utmost importance that the Clergy and Laity have input into the develpment of these plans for Unity.May 02, 2014
387Rev. Roberto J. Pouso, MAJackson Heights, New YorkBoth Clergies and Laity are the ChurchMay 02, 2014
386Diane MerlosLa Mesa, CaliforniaMay 02, 2014
385stefanos loisouport charlotte, Floridafor the continuation of Orthodoxy in America.May 02, 2014
384Gillian CobainHamilton, OntarioMay 02, 2014
383Dan LongHot Springs, ARMay 02, 2014
382Thomas RudquistInver Grove Heights, MNMay 02, 2014
381emma cazabonnechicago, ilMay 02, 2014
380Kenneth JohnsonWoodbury, MNMember: Holy Trinity OCA, St. Paul, MNMay 02, 2014
379John BerrierFlushing, New YorkMay 02, 2014
378Alex MachaskeeIndnependence, OhioMay 02, 2014
377Michael KlimenkoHonolulu, HIWhat die Jesus say about Hierarchy of his timeMay 02, 2014
376Gary ConradScottsdale, ArizonaJust do it for Christ's sake.May 02, 2014
375Vladimir VandalovOxford, MichiganMay 01, 2014
374No Way JoseMay 01, 2014
373Brian KeithEphrata, PennsylvaniaMay 01, 2014
372Peter MarudasBaltimore, MDMay 01, 2014
371Walter SlavenGlen Forrest , Western AustraliaMay 01, 2014
370Andrea KeithEphrata, PAMay 01, 2014
369joy kirktucson, azMay 01, 2014
368Fr Christian LesinskyMillsboro, DelawareOrthodox Unity NowMay 01, 2014
367James PappasHarwich, MassachusettsGo for it. Long overdueMay 01, 2014
366Maura deLisserBronx, NYMay 01, 2014
365George (Pat) ManganSister Bay, WisconsinMay 01, 2014
364Gail PiserchiaLinden, NJMay 01, 2014
363Bradley SydowPalm Springs, CAGod bless this effort.May 01, 2014
362Virginia TheokasMonroe Township, NJMay 01, 2014
361Carl JohnsonAkron, OhioMay 01, 2014
360Kathy EricksonMilwaukie, OregonMay 01, 2014
359Mary PetrelliLakewood, OhioMay 01, 2014
358Mike VasilakesLakewood, OhioMay 01, 2014
357Costas T. and Christina C. LosHarrison, NYMay 01, 2014
356Joy ZegrasMt. Kisco, New YorkThis is something we absolutely need to doMay 01, 2014
355Mark SadekBerkeley, IllinoisChristian Orthodox faith unityMay 01, 2014
354william zegrasmt. kisco, new yorkMay 01, 2014
353Demetra KeanePelham, New YorkIt's time to envoke the Holy Spirit and unite all Orthodox under one LeadershipMay 01, 2014
352Georgia LyrasRye Brook, New YorkMay 01, 2014
351Nicholas LyrasRye Brook, New YorkMay 01, 2014
350Patricia Ann AbrahamCharleston, South CarolinaMay 01, 2014
349Fr. Hilarion TaverasJackson Heights, New YorkMay 01, 2014
348Lynne MorrisVenice, FlMay 01, 2014
347Dan SkorichDeWitt, MichiganA unified Church would be a stronger ChurchMay 01, 2014
346Nancy JassakThousand Oaks, CaliforniaMay 01, 2014
345mary jabboursydney, nswMay 01, 2014
344Albert BrassartSteubenville, OhioMay 01, 2014
343John Brian Harris-RossWorthing, UKMay 01, 2014
342Joshua FalconerSanta Fe, NMMay 01, 2014
341Robert DaleDallas, TexasI have been praying for this for many years now.May 01, 2014
340Nicholas BodleMay 01, 2014
339Bruce TrakasNorth Royalton, Ohio"See how good it is when brothers dwell in unity!"Apr 30, 2014
338Nathan GraffPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaOur message could be so powerful in North America, if only we stop giving higher priority to cultural allegiances than to Christ Himself. "where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all."-Colossians 3:11 Apr 30, 2014
337Judith Bodenhausen Oakland , CAApr 30, 2014
336Victor IqbalLahore-PakistanThere should be ONE HOLY APOSTOLIC CATHOLIC CHURCH Means Orthodox churchApr 30, 2014
335James ConnellyShelton, ConnecticutIThe time is now!Apr 30, 2014
334Cynthia ChiatalasLewis Center, OhioEphesians 4:1-6Apr 30, 2014
333Maria ChristodoulouApr 30, 2014
332Katherine SootApr 30, 2014
331David FordS. Canaan, PAMay we be truly one Church in North America!Apr 30, 2014
330Noel BuschOrlando, FloridaThe jurisdictional partitions are a scandal.Apr 30, 2014
329Alyson DarmsSan Jose, California'That they might all be One...'Apr 30, 2014
328Dylan JenkinsWilliamsport, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
327Nicholas DodgeMontoursville, PAApr 30, 2014
326Patricia MoslenerEllwood City, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
325Deacon Seraphim MoslenerEllwood City, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
324Kristina DodgeMontoursville, PAApr 30, 2014
323Christine CotromanesNorthbrook , IlApr 30, 2014
322Megan JayApr 30, 2014
321Christopher AmbrozeNorthport, NYWith love in Christ please canonically unite each ethnic church within the USA and each respective nation(country) so that we are not splintered. Give the OCA recognition as an autonomous brother church. Respect the vision of Abp Iakovos and Met. Philip.Apr 30, 2014
320Shaun JayApr 30, 2014
319Phillip WalkerCharlotte, North CarolinaLong past time. We long for unity.Apr 30, 2014
318Andrew KinardUnity is the prayer of our Lord Christ. Keep moving forward. Apr 30, 2014
317Elizabeth Carney-GoekingDeKalb, IllinoisIt is time. Apr 30, 2014
316jerry fischerbaton rouge, LouisianaApr 30, 2014
315John Kusanagi-CooneySomerset, MassachusettsApr 30, 2014
314Thomas KarrasBerwyn, PAApr 30, 2014
313GEORGE J BOUZIANISIPSWICH, MAit is time to unify as one Orthodox Church.Apr 30, 2014
312Greg AlatisSt Augustine, FLSadly the reality is that the Orthodox Churches in the new world are meant to be divided so that when the AntiChrist comes The Patriarchate will more easily submit this church to the evil one's false church. Apr 30, 2014
311Mae SaavasWestwood, New JerseyApr 30, 2014
310Tad GilbreathAustin, TexasApr 30, 2014
309marilyn RouvelasArlington, VAApr 30, 2014
308christine ashenfeltersan antonio, TexasApr 30, 2014
307David LindblomAnchorage, AKApr 30, 2014
306Randa Andersonlibertyville, IllinoisApr 30, 2014
305Leona StrichManassas, VirginiaI have been praying and asking different bishops over the years. Please bring this about quickly. It does hurt our testimony to both catholics and protestants alike.Apr 30, 2014
304Maria SarrisBerea, OHIOPlease, within my lifetime.Apr 30, 2014
303Steven ClarkBremerton, WAUnity must respect all jurisdictions.Apr 30, 2014
302William and Betty AttraHouston, TexasA prayer for unityApr 30, 2014
301George TsionesHickory Hills, ILPlease allow us to be united in Christ and serve Him as one Church.Apr 30, 2014
300Matthew PanagiotuWorcester, MAUnity will open the doors!Apr 30, 2014
299CHARLES LEONTISHoly Hierarchs if pride and ego, are stumbling blocks please put them aside and move on.We have been at this way too long. Apr 30, 2014
298Margaret JenkinsWilliamsport, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
297Carl EssexRedwood City, CaliforniaIt is past time!Apr 30, 2014
296Dorothea LoveSan Juan Capistrano, CaliforniaEphesians 4: 1-5Apr 30, 2014
295Zoye FidlerSherman Oaks, CaliforniaApr 30, 2014
294James FillerAthens, GAApr 30, 2014
293Andreas GeorgeBayside, NyGo for it The time is nowApr 30, 2014
292William LindnerLumberton, New MexicoApr 30, 2014
291Michael JankovichSeattle, WAApr 30, 2014
290Michael G. BoosalisMinneapolis, MNWe must unify all Orthodox jurisdictionsApr 30, 2014
289Ruby RaikinStroudsburg, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
288Stratos J MandalakisHarrington Park, NJApr 30, 2014
287Joseph R CoelhoAnnapolis, MarylandApr 30, 2014
286Basil HolowachSparta, NJApr 30, 2014
285Philip TamoushTorrance, CaliforniaUnity for the Glory of GodApr 30, 2014
284Robert ColemanAthol, MAUnifying ourselves moves us one more step toward unity again with Rome. Let us pray!!!Apr 30, 2014
283phillip BrisimOverland Park, KansasApr 30, 2014
282ted perantinidesyoungstown, ohiokeep the ball rolling,good job GeorgeApr 30, 2014
281Michael SkarpelosSan Jose, CAOrthodoxy is universal and transcends ethnic boundaries. Let us unify now!Apr 30, 2014
280Constantine SirigosNew York, NYApr 30, 2014
279h. keith mephodie sterzingCedar Park, TXApr 30, 2014
278John & Hope VodantisValley Forge, PAYou have my email. Good luck, we hope something comes of this but you are up against a large bureaucracy.Any way, best wishes for some eventual success. bureaucracyApr 30, 2014
277Mark PhinneySan Antonio, TXApr 30, 2014
276James AgoritsasWells, MEApr 30, 2014
275Josef GulkaPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
274Anne LunsfordPrescott, AZApr 30, 2014
273Suzanne SmithGrass Valley, CAWe pray for the unity of our Church.Apr 30, 2014
272christo daskalakisburlingame, caApr 30, 2014
271Michael MavrakisPenn Valley, CaliforniaApr 30, 2014
270Peter MilonopoulosPelham, New HampshireI would like to see it happen but i doubt it will happen in my lifetime.Apr 30, 2014
269Rev. Robert AthasBurlington, VermontApr 30, 2014
268Terri SookhaiBattle Creek, MichiganAMEN!!!Apr 30, 2014
267James StyliadesDyer, IndianaApr 30, 2014
266George LoukasRiverwoods, IllinoisUnity for all Orthodox Christian Apr 30, 2014
265Cory Michael ChelkoLock Haven, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
264William FlodmanVentura, CaliforniaApr 30, 2014
263Joseph VaccaOmaha, NebraskaApr 30, 2014
262Jeffrey SemonMonroe, ConnecticutIf Orthodoxy is to thrive in America, we must have unity. Apr 30, 2014
261Charles Ingram Cordova, TNLet American Orthodox be united as one familyApr 30, 2014
260Barbara LaffertyFreeport, PaApr 30, 2014
259Archpriest Andrew HarrisonPalos Hills, ILApr 30, 2014
258Warren MusselmanApalachin, NYApr 30, 2014
257Peter GilbertCleveland Heights, OhioApr 30, 2014
256Peter CadeWinterset, IowaApr 30, 2014
255Zoe AdamedesNewport, RIApr 30, 2014
254JAMES KAPPASCINCINNATI, OhioApr 30, 2014
253Rick WebbMonroe, MichiganApr 30, 2014
252Tikhon-Virgil FowlerFairview, MontanaApr 30, 2014
251Reader Joel GrigsbyLincoln, IllinoisApr 30, 2014
250John DarnallBroken Arrow, OKIt's past time to lay aside every weight that so easily hinders the expansion of the Kingdom of God. This uncanonical division is such a weight. Apr 30, 2014
249Chris HumphreyPittsburgh, PAApr 30, 2014
248John LeardCharlottetown, Prince Edward IslandApr 30, 2014
247Eric AffsprungLewisburg, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
246George KossarasCarefree, ArizonaApr 30, 2014
245Monica IbrahimSydney, AustraliaApr 30, 2014
244Dn. Michael SchlaackApr 30, 2014
243John KennerkChicago, IllinoisApr 30, 2014
242James BobisLisle, IllinoisApr 30, 2014
241Dianne O'ReganLouisville, KYApr 30, 2014
240Robert HoskenPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaApr 30, 2014
239Rev. Dr. Dumitru MăcăilăConstanta, RomaniaApr 30, 2014
238Isaac CrabtreeSt. Louis, MissouriChrist is risen!Apr 30, 2014
237Donald HiskeyLongmont, COApr 30, 2014
236Rick GannIndianapolis , INApr 30, 2014
235Helice Carris-BernsteinChicago, ILThank you Apr 30, 2014
234Samuel BakhoumCambridge, MAApr 30, 2014
233Vigen GuroianCulpeper, VAApr 30, 2014
232Leighton CarlsonMadison, CTUnity is long past due.Apr 30, 2014
231Odyseas HousianitisApr 30, 2014
230Helen DallerButler, PennsylvaniaI pray they will make this happen.Apr 30, 2014
229Paul SchmidtNevada City, CaliforniaApr 30, 2014
228James BrownCamarillo, CAit isd ncumbant on our leaders to unite the Orthodox church with one language and occassionaly to have the heritage language used-but you must speak to you audience. Our church leaders must give up their control for the good of Orthodoxy or we will not survive. My dream is to see people of various races in an orthodox church. We must have a larger view of our mission.Apr 30, 2014
227Aris DamianosNorth Hamton, NHApr 30, 2014
226John C. RoumanDurham, New HampshireApr 30, 2014
225Brian DavisBel Air, MarylandApr 30, 2014
224Klidell RadneySt Petersburg, FloridaApr 30, 2014
223Philip StamatakosLa Grange, ILApr 30, 2014
222Ken & Ann SmithLa Jolla, CAOrthodoxy as well as Christianity is under attack worldwide. This divided house in America threatens our stability and impedes are chances at growth. This division in America can be understood in historical perspective, but not allowed to be continued. I submit that the Hierarchs need to put off division and embrace fully the unity of the faith.Apr 30, 2014
221Darrin RoushAustin, TexasApr 30, 2014
220Alex Cook'Merrrica!Apr 30, 2014
219Lawrence Moses NashColton, California"O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon us and forgive us for uncanonical division of thy One, Holy Orthodox, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Unite us all in thy love and truth by thy precious Holy Spirit, letting our light shine before men in a dark and dying world, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father who art in heaven. + Lord have mercy!"Apr 29, 2014
218Brian Pruett Little Rock, ARApr 28, 2014
217JOHN SERBANINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANASHOULD HAVE HAPPENED 50 YEARS AGO.Apr 28, 2014
216Kristina WengerLancaster , PennsylvaniaChrist is risen! Thank you all for your hard work on the behalf of the Kingdom of God. May He grant you wisdom in every decision you make! Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you!Apr 28, 2014
215Rebecca AndersonVirginia Beach, VAApr 28, 2014
214Dennis MatsonFt Lauderdale, FloridaApr 27, 2014
213Alexandru TomescuToronto, CanadaApr 27, 2014
212Ben AndersonLinthicum Heights, MarylandApr 27, 2014
211D. Michael ParrishPalm Beach, FloridaThe Great and Holy Council might be as significant as one of the seven ecumenical councils---if only those in attendance would allow it. Suggestions: 1. put aside political correctness and pick up tolerance; 2. Let's do this incrementally---sweeping change is destructive; 3. Elect a single spokesman for (limited term) to represent Orthodoxy to the outside world; he need not be clergy nor male.Apr 27, 2014
210John L. CotromanesGlenview, IllinoisApr 26, 2014
209Lola Lee BenoBowie, MDThere is a lot of work to be done, and unity will ensure that ministries are well-coordinated. Apr 26, 2014
208Anastasios J. VasilatosWilmette, ILMay the Orthodox Unity become a reality for the benefit of future generations.Apr 26, 2014
207Erika SteinbergFrederick, MDApr 26, 2014
206Pauline MagnussonPalmdale, CAApr 26, 2014
205Jean-Ellen De SpainJacksonville, FloridaApr 26, 2014
204Kyle Boyd-RobertsonPort Lavaca, TexasApr 26, 2014
203Amanda Sahawneh Phoenix , AZApr 26, 2014
202Elaine GarrisBoise, IDApr 26, 2014
201David MacGuireSavannah, GeorgiaApr 25, 2014
200Maria TsikerdanosWake Forest, North CarolinaApr 25, 2014
199Jeremy StockHuntington Beach, CaliforniaApr 25, 2014
198Elaine MathewesApr 25, 2014
197Rudolph CarreraRancho Cucamonga, CAIt is a shame that our beloved clergy has not yet seen fit to organize an American Patriarchate. Together, we can win souls for Christ. Apart, we look like ethnics who constantly squabble.Apr 25, 2014
196Steven BeckKetchum, IdahoApr 25, 2014
195Patricia ModerowSeattle, WAWe need to sort our differences out. It's difficult for non Orthodox to want to join.Apr 25, 2014
194Charles NanasCanton, MichiganApr 25, 2014
193Joel BackmanKihei, HIApr 25, 2014
192Michael PacurarLong Beach, CaliforniaApr 25, 2014
191Misti TidmanApr 25, 2014
190Reader Roger John BennettLafayette, IndianaApr 25, 2014
189Felicity BackmanKihei, HIApr 25, 2014
188Kathryn BakerCharlotte, NCApr 25, 2014
187Christina BallesterWilmette, IllinoisApr 25, 2014
186James KoulogeorgeNorthbrook, IlExcellent idea.Apr 25, 2014
185Kathi ClementBristol, tnApr 25, 2014
184Susan McCulloughLeipzig, Germany"Assemblies of Bishops, world-wide, are meeting to develop structures to unify all Orthodox jurisdictions in their respective geographical areas. " This is a global concern for Orthodox who live in countries outside of the Americas that are not traditionally Orthodox as well. There may be fewer churches but the issues are the same. Apr 25, 2014
183Beth KrammesWhittier, CAMay our unity become a shining witness of the faith which saves and the One who has provided everything needed for our salvationApr 25, 2014
182David LincolnEdmonton, AlbertaToo many jurisdictions are harmful to the spiritual health of Orthodox Christians.Apr 25, 2014
181Elizabeth BeadlePortland, OregonApr 25, 2014
180Keith (Raphael) GonzalezOntario, CaliforniaWe need to unify this is LONG overdue.Apr 25, 2014
179Sumi LinebackSacramento, CaliforniaApr 25, 2014
178Don PendergraftEdmond, OKApr 25, 2014
177Rachel BurtkaMilford, MIApr 25, 2014
176olga treskintega cay, South CarolinaApr 25, 2014
175Kemi IngramMurrieta, CAApr 25, 2014
174Treva WhichardApr 25, 2014
173Collin MooreChesterland , OhioChrist is Risen!Apr 25, 2014
172John ToppingVienna, VAApr 25, 2014
171Leon MillerLancaster, PAApr 25, 2014
170Bethany McDanielLookout Mt., GaOur prayers are with you, please remember us in your prayers.Apr 25, 2014
169STELLA VASILATOSWILMETTE, ILLINOISApr 25, 2014
168Charles ThomasIndianapolis, IndianaApr 25, 2014
167Mary FeldmanWasilla, AlaskaApr 25, 2014
166Frederica Mathewes-GreenLinthicum, MarylandApr 25, 2014
165Christina HouckBloomington, MnWhat is taking so long?Apr 24, 2014
164Michael VovosParma, OhioA united Orthodox Church in the USA should have been accomplished 50 years ago, but I'll take it by 2016.Apr 24, 2014
163Raymond BudoiWestlake, OhioPlease unite all orthodox churchesApr 24, 2014
162Timm WengerLancaster, PennsylvaniaApr 24, 2014
161Adela PriceNew Castle, PAApr 24, 2014
160Dorothy AldeaApr 24, 2014
159George PatsourakosBillerica, MassachusettsApr 24, 2014
158Pauline TrutzaWestlake, OhioApr 24, 2014
157Robert KowalikChelsea, MADo it and and let us work out the details,Apr 24, 2014
156Della IpsenMt. Prospect, IllinoisApr 23, 2014
155Frank HaggSan Jose, CAApr 23, 2014
154Katie ArtemasChicago, ILApr 22, 2014
153william john clarkPrescott, Arizonaone should not sign up for Unity it should be in our daily prayer lifeApr 22, 2014
152Angelique BerryHudson, OhioApr 22, 2014
151Lawrence BrownW Palm Bch, FLApr 22, 2014
150Nicole BaietWest Palm Beach, FLApr 22, 2014
149Anne MatsonWest Palm Beach, FLApr 22, 2014
148GEORGE KOKINOSApr 22, 2014
147Zaharoula KokinosApr 21, 2014
146Demitri TiggasTwentynine Palms, CaApr 21, 2014
145Mariana FultonApr 21, 2014
144Mary Ann LangasGlenview, ILApr 21, 2014
143Mona ButterfieldPearland, TxThere are too many people with the attitude that being Greek is more important than being Orthodox! Please unify and bring Orthodoxy back!!Apr 19, 2014
142Tony ButterfieldPearland, TexasApr 19, 2014
141Fr. Cosmin SicoeRegina, SaskatchewanApr 19, 2014
140Marc FisherSt peters, MoApr 17, 2014
139Stephen WaltonFlushing, MIApr 17, 2014
138Tiomoid of AnglePlano, TexasApr 17, 2014
137Patricia HansonArlington , Texas Apr 17, 2014
136Don HillKirkland, WaApr 17, 2014
135Mary StanesaDearborn, MIThis is "THE" issue of our times in the Orthodox Church. I pray for UNITY. Set pride aside, as it surely leads to fragmentation. Apr 17, 2014
134Jamie ZaniosMason City, IowaTime to grow our church in America across all ethnic cultures, under one unified church! We need to stay true to the faith but lose old "traditions" that inhibit or restrict others from joining and embracing Orthodoxy. Apr 16, 2014
133Nicholas Palos Bronx, NYApr 15, 2014
132John AlukosEvanston, IL, 60203 In the 1990's the Patriarch of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church and the Greek orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria signed a concord recognizing the sacraments of each other. They went on to say that the split between the Orthodox and the Coptic Orthodox was a tragedy and a misunderstanding. Our son a very devout Greek Orthodox was married in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Two priest assured Apr 15, 2014
131joseph Ross`Cortland, ohioApr 15, 2014
130john colliscleve, ohiolet's do it !Apr 15, 2014
129Judith Denton KomlineGladstone, NJApr 15, 2014
128Rou VILLIS LA, CaApr 15, 2014
127nick pipikiosApr 15, 2014
126Katherine KartalisCleveland, OHApr 15, 2014
125Xenia GrantDenver, COApr 14, 2014
124Michael St. Jacques Aurora, Illinois United in prayer!Apr 14, 2014
123Rebecca AlexanderSeymour, INmember Bulgarian Orthodox ChurchApr 14, 2014
122Alexander DeriuginSeattle, WashingtonApr 14, 2014
121Margaret RogersMt Dora, FloridaApr 14, 2014
120Alicia TitzmannWoodstock, VtApr 13, 2014
119Paula KapposChagrin Falls, OhioOur Savior askes us to be one as He and the Father are oneApr 13, 2014
118Gordon GherasimRegina, SaskatchewanUnitatea Crestini!Apr 13, 2014
117Jeffrey and Bonita ZdraleNeenah, WisconsinThis is 2014 for God's sake!Apr 12, 2014
116Angela CotromanesApr 12, 2014
115John HugoLeawood, KansasGod's will be done in America and the world!!!Apr 12, 2014
114Ellen PantazisOcala, FloridaApr 12, 2014
113Katya HillPittsburgh, PAApr 12, 2014
112stergos prasinoscampbell, OhioApr 12, 2014
111Timothy ClearySanta Cruz, CaliforniaCurrent jurisdicitonal divisions are shameful. Do our hierarchs have no shame?Apr 11, 2014
110Daniel MontgomeryKerrville, TXApr 11, 2014
109Gregory TuckerNew York, NYApr 11, 2014
108Fr. Hans JacobseNaples, FLApr 11, 2014
107Stacy SennottApr 11, 2014
106Carol WetmoreApr 11, 2014
105Daniel RootWith a debt of gratitude to the countries that brought us Orthodoxy, it is time to unify as one Orthodox Church.Apr 11, 2014
104Rev Fr Constantine ValantasisApr 10, 2014
103Anastasia Soukoulis-GottreichWe need on united Orthodox Church if we are to survive and also keep our young adults in the church.Apr 10, 2014
102Richard Kirkpatrick Apr 10, 2014
101Scott RobedeauApr 10, 2014
100annetta peneguyI wish the Orthodox would unite and also put aside many secular and modernistic attitudes. I have met many Orthodox online who are rather desensitized to things like Gay Marriage, Abortion, some to smaller things like Santa. Many I have met are rather Protestant in their beliefs as well, like many believe in a literal thousand year reign, some in dispensationalism, and some in Penal Substitution. Apr 10, 2014
99Steven ZarisAs a member of a GOA parish, I suggest Hellenism in the service of Orthodoxy is a beautiful thing, but Orthodoxy in the service of Hellenism only serves to trivialize Orthodoxy and impede evangelism.Apr 10, 2014
98William HarringtonI am Orthodox and I am American. I am not part of a diaspora that needs to be cared for by Ethnic hierachs. I am not alone. It is time and United, the American church will become a light for the Gospel and a bulwark of the Holy Orthodox Church.Apr 10, 2014
97Peter ValessaresApr 10, 2014
96Fritz FreidingerApr 10, 2014
95Aritee BondApr 10, 2014
94George ChiagourisI can hardly wait for the 2016 convention and hope this petition is the stepping stone to Orthodox UnityApr 10, 2014
93Therese SperopoulosApr 10, 2014
92Argo Georgandislet us all light the fire to move forward!Apr 10, 2014
91Nick PaterakosApr 10, 2014
90Tessa DunnApr 10, 2014
89Cooley Pantazis, MDAxiosApr 10, 2014
88Peter TheodoreApr 10, 2014
87James Gottreichabout timeApr 10, 2014
86peter couvallApr 10, 2014
85SubDeacon Michael BoyarI think this should at least be explored. With God's guidance and love, I am certain that a great decision could be made.Apr 10, 2014
84Timi FreshmanApr 10, 2014
83helen karkazis I totally with thisApr 10, 2014
82Father Paul PyrchApr 09, 2014
81Fr. Vladimir ChristyApr 09, 2014
80Milan RadinovicApr 09, 2014
79James SantosApr 09, 2014
78Angelo ZarvasApr 09, 2014
77Johnny PappasApr 09, 2014
76George SpanosApr 09, 2014
75Leonidas KopulosThe Lord and Savior has made it clear. Without unity we are like orphans in a foreign land. Now we are into our 4th generations more than enough time to be mature and lacking in nothing. By every measure we in America are a true Orthodox Christian body of the Faith. St.Ephraim's prayer says the Lord is Master of our lives and that we are not to exhibit laziness, despair, lust of power and id Apr 09, 2014
74Donna BucciarelliApr 09, 2014
73CHARLES PEFINISApr 09, 2014
72Jim Georgesstrengh in numbersApr 09, 2014
71Alex IonescuApr 09, 2014
70Photios ParksUnity in the American Orthodox Church would finally be able to attract those who have criticized the u.s. Church for its disunity.Apr 09, 2014
69Ephraim RoselandIf you stand for the Truth, you know that all Orthodox have a unity in Christ. Make it visible, and real by assembling a unity of dioceses and their hierarchsApr 08, 2014
68Harry CoinIf this asks for traditional Orthodox autocephaly, then yes. If it asks for 'territorial unity' in a foreign-control sense like the Vatican then it will accelerate shrinkage.Apr 08, 2014
67Eric LawrensonApr 08, 2014
66Alexander PaticoApr 08, 2014
65Joyce KalesLets unite and keep our youth in the faith.Apr 08, 2014
64bill griggsApr 07, 2014
63Robert PoydasheffApr 07, 2014
62Keith HarlowApr 07, 2014
61Helen JohnsonApr 07, 2014
60spiro pappasApr 07, 2014
59Ronald Andrei Muresan, J.D.It IS CANONICAL that our country be endowed with AUTOCEPHALY like Antiochians, Albanians, my Romanians, Greeks, Russians! Let us make our way, as you make yours!Apr 07, 2014
58Terence AlgoodApr 07, 2014
57harris georgeStop wasting years with bishops. sign up Orthodox laityApr 07, 2014
56timothy chrissApr 07, 2014
55Roxann AshworthApr 07, 2014
54Costas LabovitesApr 07, 2014
53Andrew ChrissApr 07, 2014
52Sheri WalshApr 07, 2014
51George KarcazesAs the Lord Himself said: We must be ONE, so that the people will believe.Apr 07, 2014
50Elizabeth AthanasakosApr 07, 2014
49Johnathan MortonGod bless.Apr 07, 2014
48Justin HuffTo the Glory of GodApr 07, 2014
47Diane VernadosApr 07, 2014
46Anthony ChristianIt is time. Apr 07, 2014
45chris xerosdon't kill the Orthodox progress in AmericaApr 06, 2014
44Peter ZarrasApr 06, 2014
43Fr. Michael MassouhApr 06, 2014
42Marie MoffittApr 06, 2014
41Diane GeorgopulosApr 06, 2014
40Drew GeorgopulosApr 06, 2014
39chris panagosApr 06, 2014
38Joanne NikidesApr 06, 2014
37William CarasApr 05, 2014
36Peter HaikalisApr 05, 2014
35Susan HaikalisApr 05, 2014
34Peter PetkasApr 05, 2014
33Benjamin DavisApr 05, 2014
32Anthony KasmerApr 05, 2014
31Albert FoundosApr 05, 2014
30Bill SouvallGod's will be doneApr 05, 2014
29Eric LApr 05, 2014
28Father Richard Parker, OxFMApr 05, 2014
27Teva ReguleCollaboration of all the people of God (Laos tou Theou) — hierarchy, clergy and laity—and co-responsibility of each to the other Apr 04, 2014
26Walter KennickLet it be so.Apr 04, 2014
25Andriy Rymarwe need one orthodox church in USA, in Canada, and one autocephalous church in Ukraine.Apr 04, 2014
24Jeffrey BishopIt is time. America is ripe for conversions to Orthodoxy. The greatest hindrance to evangelization is that Orthodoxy is seen as an ethnic religion.Apr 04, 2014
23Sbdn. Eric John ShanburnApr 04, 2014
22Keith DouchantApr 04, 2014
21Dn. John ManutesApr 04, 2014
20EVAN ALEVIZATOS CHRISSApr 04, 2014
19Darlene KroahApr 04, 2014
18Judy SnyderApr 04, 2014
17Roy SnyderGrant us an American Autocephalous Orthodox Christian ChurchApr 04, 2014
16Mary Kari BuersApr 04, 2014
15William KroahApr 04, 2014
14Jane AbueitaApr 04, 2014
13Edward ChadeIt would be a dream-come-true!Apr 04, 2014
12Basem FanosPraying for successful efforts to establish one, united Orthodox Church in each territory Apr 04, 2014
11Katerina AndreouAmen! Apr 04, 2014
10Kh. Leslee AbudMay God's Will be done!Apr 03, 2014
9Thomas LuterStrength in Unity is the only way way to fight the liberal Protestant surge in America. United, we stand. Apr 03, 2014
8Fr Paul JannakosApr 03, 2014
7Andrew KartalisApr 03, 2014
6Mike CarterThere is only a Greek Orthodox Church in the town I live in. None of my friend will even visit as they still believe it to be only for Greeks or some, just a social club.Apr 03, 2014
5Rodney BridgesAs a convert who was persuaded that our schismatic innovations in the Protestant, Evangelical, and Chrismatic churches contradicted the essence of the Christian faith and drawn to the Orthodox Church because it was supposed to be just the opposite, I implore your Eminent Graces, to ride our Holy Orthodox Church of philetism and division in our territories.Apr 03, 2014
4KEN BRANSONGET R DONEApr 03, 2014
3Archdeacon David OanceaApr 03, 2014
2Fr Dn Michael BurdikoffApr 03, 2014
1George MatsoukasOrthodoxy in America has made positive contributions to promoting the interests of the Ancient Patriarchates and autocephalous Patriarchs in the old world - especially safeguarding the Ecumenical Patriarch and the churches in former communist lands. It is time to honor this history and establish the synod of bishops of the United States who will elect their own head.Apr 02, 2014

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