The Case for Orthodox Christian Unity in the USA

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity

OCL has expressed the need for Orthodox Unity in the USA for many years.  OCL has kept the issue clearly visible for your consideration.  Here are 2 worthy items on the subject from the OCL Archives. 

Do Old World Patriarchs Really Want Orthodox Unity?

Orthodox-Churches-Graphic-794x1024Source: The National Herald

By George D. Karcazes
Special to The National Herald

The letter that Archbishop Kyril, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the “Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia” recently sent to Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America is disappointing. But, it probably should have been expected.

In his letter, Kyril echoes the sentiments of Bishop Danili of the “Bulgarian Diocese in the USA and Canada” which were also in a letter apparently presented to Archbishop
Demetrios and his “Committee for Regional Canonical Planning” at the most recent meeting of the Assembly.

Stripped of the flowery language, scriptural citations, references to canons, and instances where canons have been bent or ignored, and seeking to deny what everyone knows is the uncanonical condition of the Church in North and Central America by allusions to “situations of genuine canonical anomaly,” the message that Kyril and Danili are delivering to their brother hierarchs is simply that they are afraid to move forward….Click here to continue reading

Letter to George Matsoukas, OCL Executive Director, from Metropolitan Isaiah for OCL’s 20th Anniversary


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to view the Letter (PDF).Metropolitan Isaiah's Letter to OCL Executive Director_2

 

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