Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach] appointed Dean of Moscow’s St. Catherine Church, OCA Representative to Patriarchate

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] In a letter dated November 30, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon informed His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia that the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America had appointed Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach] as Dean of the Church of Saint Catherine the Great Martyr, Moscow, and Representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Moscow Patriarchate. The decision to appoint Archimandrite … [Read more...]

Gramota Presented to OCL by Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America

Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)

Click on the image to the left to view the Gramota given by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to Orthodox Christian Laity in recognition of OCL's 25th Anniversary. The text of the Gramota reads:  By the Grace of God, We wish to express our Archpastoral Love and Gratitude by invoking God's blessings upon the founders, officers and members of Orthodox Christian Laity Organization in recognition of twenty five years of dedicated service to Christ's Church in North … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Tikhon addresses the Church in video address; photo available for downloading

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] A video address to the Church, featuring His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, is now available for viewing on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The address was recorded on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the OCA Chancery in Syosset, NY. “I have chosen to first address you in this direct way because it is important for Christians to communicate with one another with honesty and with clarity,” Metropolitan Tikhon said in … [Read more...]

Registration still open for tonight’s webinar on incorporating new members

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] Last-minute registration is open for the fifth in the popular series of one-hour on-line webinars on reaching the unchurched, facilitated by Joseph Kormos, head of the Diocese of the Midwest’s Parish Development Ministry, and Archpriest Jonathan Ivanoff, will be held tonight—Wednesday, November 28, 2012—at 8:00 p.m. EDT. To register for the webinar, log on to http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/666562520. Registrants will receive a confirmation … [Read more...]

Archbishop Tikhon elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America PARMA, OH [OCA] Archbishop Tikhon, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America during the 17th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America at Holy Trinity Church here Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Six hundred and sixty three hierarchs, clergy and lay delegates and observers representing OCA parishes across the US, Canada and Alaska participated in the Council. Five hundred and … [Read more...]

Follow the 17th All-American Council on Ancient Faith Radio

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Ancient Faith Radio will podcast segments of the 17th All-American Council, to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH. While definitive times have not been set for individual podcasts, access will be available throughout the day at http://ancientfaith.com/specials/aac_17. “Our plan is to record the homily at the opening Divine Liturgy, any interviews we can gather from official sources, and all of … [Read more...]

OCA Synod Issues Statement on Negotiations

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Motivated solely by a prayerful desire to achieve an appropriate resolution of matters of care and mutual concern both to the Orthodox Church in America and to His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, the Church and His Eminence continue at this moment in ongoing discussions that are intended to achieve a mutual agreement and understanding that will be a Christian resolution acceptable to both. Metropolitan Jonah and his legal … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Council minutes, reports now posted on OCA web site

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The complete minutes and reports of the fall 2012 session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America are now available and posted in PDF format on the OCA web site. Minutes Committee Reports Officers’ Reports Additional Reports … [Read more...]

Letters regarding Bishop Matthias now posted on Midwest web site

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: The Orthodox Church in America CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Archpriest John Zdinak, Chancellor and Temporary Administrator of the Diocese of the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America, forwarded two letters—one from the Holy Synod of Bishops, a second from His Grace, Bishop Matthias—to members of the Diocesan Council and all rectors and priests-in-charge, who were asked to read or post them in all parishes following the Divine Liturgy on … [Read more...]

OCA Chancery remains closed, while parish updates are slowly being received

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Downed tree damages rectory of St. Nicholas Church, Whitestone, NY. As of Thursday, November 1, 2012, electrical power at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here had yet to be restored, while 20 or so trees—including those blocking the entrance drive—have yet to be removed as the east coast slowly recovers from Hurricane Sandy. The Chancery will remain closed through the weekend, as will Saint Vladimir’s Seminary and … [Read more...]