Orthodox News

In today’s troubling times, where are our faith leaders?

In today’s troubling times, where are our faith leaders?

August 24th, 2016

Source: The Washington Post By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer Over the past several decades, tho[...]

Bishop Alexander to deliver keynote at OCAMPR conference November 3-5

Bishop Alexander to deliver keynote at OCAMPR conference November 3-5

August 23rd, 2016

Source: Orthodox Church in America BROOKLINE, MA [OCAMPR]  His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Dallas,[...]

Meeting between the OCA and traditionalist Anglicans held

Meeting between the OCA and traditionalist Anglicans held

August 22nd, 2016

Source: Orthodox Church in America HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA]  With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metr[...]

Deadly Ethiopia skirmishes worry churches

Deadly Ethiopia skirmishes worry churches

August 22nd, 2016

Source: CAJ News Africa From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – C[...]

Arab Christian’s murder may reveal deadly American tensions

Arab Christian’s murder may reveal deadly American tensions

August 21st, 2016

Source: Crux Kevin J. Jones August 21, 2016 CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY In a tragic irony, Arab Chris[...]


Governance & Unity News

Discussion about the Holy and Great Council at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America's 2016 Clergy Laity Congress

Discussion about the Holy and Great Council at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s 2016 Clergy Laity Congress

August 26th, 2016

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America This presentation is from Tuesday, July 5, 2016[...]

Statement of the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch, Balamand, 27 June 2016

Statement of the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch, Balamand, 27 June 2016

July 29th, 2016

Source: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East At the end of the seventh extraor[...]

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

July 26th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru and other sources Post-Conciliar News - Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on [...]

Russian Orthodox Church calls boycotted Crete council ‘an important event’

Russian Orthodox Church calls boycotted Crete council ‘an important event’

July 20th, 2016

Source: Deseret News By Tom Heneghan, Religion News Service The Russian Orthodox Church, whose[...]

Russian Orthodox Church Synod rejects pan-Orthodox status of Crete Council

Russian Orthodox Church Synod rejects pan-Orthodox status of Crete Council

July 15th, 2016

Source: Interfax Moscow, July 15, Interfax - The Council which took place in Crete on June 20-25 [...]

Governance & Unity Essays

Personal Musings on the Holy and Great Council

Personal Musings on the Holy and Great Council

July 31st, 2016

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity I had prepared myself to go to Chania, Crete and see, as a repor[...]

Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on Orthodox Council

Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on Orthodox Council

July 26th, 2016

Source: OSV Newsweekly Member of the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate hopes June’s meeting[...]

ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

July 18th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Ethos An "Open Letter" from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy M[...]

Orthodox Council Bridges Tensions, Moves Toward Interfaith Dialogue

Orthodox Council Bridges Tensions, Moves Toward Interfaith Dialogue

July 12th, 2016

Source: AMERICA - The National Catholic Review Council of Crete embraces outward-looking leadersh[...]

Orthodox see council as antidote to ‘heresies and ruses of reason’

Orthodox see council as antidote to ‘heresies and ruses of reason’

July 9th, 2016

Source: Crux Filipe Domingues July 9, 2016 SPECIAL TO CRUX Despite the fact that four of the f[...]

OCL Forum

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

January 18th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity This forum is a place to post thoughts, papers and documents tha[...]

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

October 31st, 2013

Mandate The Assembly has been established in accordance with the Decision of the 4th Pre-Conciliar [...]

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops' Progress on Unity

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops’ Progress on Unity

January 31st, 2013

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America sets out the vision of the g[...]

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

August 6th, 2012

The article "The 1872 Council of Constantinople and Phyletism" by Rev. Fr. Stephane Bigham provides [...]

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

August 5th, 2012

I am interested in what pan-Orthodox ministries there are out there. I know of very few TRULY p[...]

Focused Study and Research Topics

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

July 26th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru and other sources Post-Conciliar News - Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on [...]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

October 31st, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft] [A Case Stud[...]

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

October 12th, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA? [...]