IN MEMORY: JAMES KOULOGEORGE

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity IN MEMORY: JAMES KOULOGEORGE James Koulogeorge, a founding member of Orthodox Christian Laity and the last living founding member of Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenville, IL, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2015.  Jim served as the first President of OCL from 1987-88 and as Treasurer until 2012.  He was a passionate advocate of Orthodox Christian Unity in the United States.  He was a devout Orthodox Christian.  He and his … [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...]

Trying to Understand the Work of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops and the Antiochian Orthodox Reaction

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Trying to Understand the Work of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops and the Antiochian Orthodox Reaction In light of the aftermath of the meeting of the Assembly of Bishops September 2015, certain questions have been brought to mind about where we are at this point in time and how we got here.  In an effort to help people understand the situation, we are responding to questions that have been presented to us.  We hope that these questions and responses will help … [Read more...]

“Orthodox Working Together” – Annual OCL Meeting and Forum

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is holding its 28th Annual Meeting and Community Forum in San Diego, California, November 4-7, 2015.  “Orthodox Working Together” will be the theme of the event with a special emphasis on Project Mexico.  Conference hotel is the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. The Business Meeting will take place at the Catamaran at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 6.  That evening, beginning at 7 p.m., a community forum will be held at St. … [Read more...]

Will Canonical Order – Orthodox Christian Unity in the USA – Emerge from the Sixth Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops?

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Will Canonical Order - Orthodox Christian Unity in the USA - Emerge from the Sixth Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops? Canonical Orthodox Churches have always been Churches in specific geographical areas.  Where the Bishop is, so too is the Church. The Church is not a colonial extension of bishops ruling or directing from other geographic areas.  Canonical order is bishops in a geographic area meeting as a Synod, electing their own head and working with clergy … [Read more...]

The Challenge of Orthodox Christian Outreach

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Challenge of Orthodox Christian Outreach The Challenge of Outreach, written in 1997, by Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ph.D., foreshadowed the recent PEW Report on Christianity in America. The study was prepared at the request of Archbishop Spyridon. Too bad it got lost in the shuffle. We have posted it for your consideration and interest. CLICK HERE to read this excellent report. George Matsoukas … [Read more...]

Shop at Amazon Smile to Support the Work of Orthodox Christian Laity

When you shop at Amazon, shop with a smile, Amazon Smile, and your purchase will help support the work of Orthodox Christian Laity.  Just click on the banner to the left. … [Read more...]

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Two ways to become a subscriber and receive a Daily Digest of articles from ocl.org: 1)  There's a pop-up at the bottom right side of the home page that says: "Join our UserBase". Just enter your email address, press the green Submit button, and a daily digest of articles will be sent to you. 2)  Another option is to sign up at the end of any article on ocl.org. There's a field that says "Enter email address...", then click the "Subscribe" … [Read more...]

BECOME AN OCL SUPPORTER: CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of Orthodox Christian Laity, Once again, it is time to thank you for your support and to ask you to please renew your annual membership to OCL.  OCL’s budget requirements are $100,000 annually.  With your help, we have been able to meet these budget requirements so that we can continue to be the independent voice of the laity - the laity vigorously advocating for Orthodox Christian renewal by promoting, educating, and … [Read more...]

OCL Spring Board Meeting at OCMC

  Spring Board Meeting at Orthodox Christian Mission Center   -  OCL Board Members and spouses attending. (L-R): Susan Haikalis - CA; Christ Xeros - TX; John Regule - FL; Roy Snyder - MO; Harriet Pontikes - IL; George Karcazes - IL; Andrew Kartalis - OH; His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel -  MI; Peter Haikalis - CA; Catherine Kartalis - OH; Bell Petkas - TX; Peter Zarras - NJ; George Matsoukas - FL; Peter J. Petkas - TX; George Pontikes, President - IL. Present but not in the photo: Bill … [Read more...]