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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity We are entering the month of May, and we are about 9 to 12 weeks away from the National Assemblies of three different Orthodox Christian Groups in the USA.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOA) will hold its 44th Clergy-Laity Congress in Boston on July 1-5.  The 19th All- American Council of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) will take place in St. Louis on July 23-27.  The 93rd Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) will take place in   conjunction with the All-American Council.   If in fact, as Jesus Christ said, “all things are possible to…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SAINT LOUIS, MO [OCA]  Members of the Preconcilar Commission [PCC] and the Local Committee, both of which are charged with planning the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America, held their final meeting at the Saint Louis Union Station Hotel during the last week of April 2018. The AAC will be held in Saint Louis, MO July 23-27, 2018.  As widely announced, the theme of the 19th AAC—“For The Life Of The World”—is inspired by the classic book of the same name, written by the late Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, who for many years served…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its Spring Session held at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America on Friday, April 20, 2018. The gathering opened on Tuesday, April 17, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy for the “Day of Rejoicing” in the Chancery’s Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel, at which His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided.  In his homily, Metropolitan Tikhon explained that the gathering of the Holy Synod “comes about by the design and grace of our great and loving God.”  The entire text of…

Source: Orthodox Church in America MIAMI, FL [OCA]  Funeral services for His Grace, Bishop Mark [Forsberg], 83, Former Bishop of Boston, were celebrated at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, 16601 NW 77 Court, Miami Lakes, FL on Thursday and Friday, January 11-12, 2018. Bishop Mark fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, January 8. Visitation at the cathedral began at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11.  The Funeral Service followed at 6:30 p.m.  On Friday, January 12, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at Vista Memorial Gardens, Miami Lakes, FL.  Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp), Archbishop Nikon (Liolin)…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Fall 2017 Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America was held at the Chancery here November 14-17, 2017. The session opened on Tuesday, November 14 with the celebration of Prayers for the Opening of a Council and a Panikhida for the departed family members of the Holy Synod and all hierarchs of the OCA.  In his opening address, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon reported on the ongoing development of the “Four Pillars of the Church” document which he plans to release to the Church in the coming months. …

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] During their annual retreat held in Michigan on June 19-23, 2017, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held a special session convening the Synodal Court which canonically deposed the Bishop Irineu [Duvlea], Auxiliary Bishop of the ROEA, from the status and all sacred functions of the episcopacy, removed him from the ranks of the clergy, and returned him to the status of a lay monk. The letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon to the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America reads as follows. ARCHPASTORAL LETTER TO…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  During the Spring Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, held at the Chancery March 28-31, 2017, “For the Life of the World” was selected as the theme of the 19th All-American Council [AAC]. The theme of the AAC—slated to convene in Saint Louis, MO July 23-27, 2018—is based on the seminal book of the same name by the late Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, which initially appeared in the 1960s and has established itself as a “classic.”  The AAC logo, which features a cross and Saint Louis’…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  –  The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its Fall Session at the Chancery here on Friday, October 21, 2016.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, presided at the sessions. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, delivered his opening address on Tuesday morning, October 18.  He reported that he continues his work on the “four pillars” of Church life.  He requested the members of the Standing Synod to assist him in articulating a long-term vision for the Orthodox Church in America, to include a comprehensive systematic study of clergy retirement, the…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, during the course of their Fall Session here October 18-21, 2016, gave their blessing to convene the 19th All-American Council at the Saint Louis Union Station Hotel, Saint Louis, MO, July 23-27, 2018. Nineteen US and Canadian cities had been considered in the extensive site search. “The venues were whittled down to three finalists, and the final selection was presented to the Metropolitan Council in September for their recommendation,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary.  “The Metropolitan Council…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  Minutes and reports of the Spring Metropolitan Council meeting, held September 19-22, 2016, are now available.  See related story. The Metropolitan Council is the permanent executive body of the Church Administration which exists for the purpose of implementing the decisions of the All-American Council and continuing its work between sessions.  Members include the Metropolitan, who serves as Chair; the Chancellor, the Secretary, and the Treasurer; one priest and one layperson elected by each diocese; and three priests and an equal number of laypersons elected by the All-American Council. Minutes Committees/Departments Reports Officers’ Reports…

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