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Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese The staff at Antiochian Village writes: You may have heard that a tornado hit the Antiochian Village Camp and St Thekla Monastery on Friday, June 1st at approximately 5:20 PM. Thanks to our gracious and loving God, the members of our staff were in St Ignatius Church at the time praying the Paraklesis to the Mother of God when the tornado struck. No one was hurt. However there is extensive damage at the camp. We have hundreds of trees down and eighteen of our buildings were impacted by the tornado and tree debris. We have…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America | Carla Thomas The Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black recently held their Annual Ancient Christianity Conference at Antiochian Village, from May 25-May 27. His Grace Bishop Thomas was a featured guest; audio of the Opening Addresses and Sessions is available on Ancient Faith Radio. The Brotherhood posted the following letter of thanks from Vice-President Carla Thomas: Greetings in Christ, Dear Metropolitan Jonah and Bishop Thomas, How refreshing it is to have the Lord’s shepherds to be so supportive of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black. The 2012 BSMB Annual Ancient…

Source: American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA JOHNSTOWN, PA — With thankfulness to Almighty God, the [American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox] Diocesan Chancery has announced that a Special Assembly of Diocesan Priests will be convened on Saturday July 14, 2012 in Christ the Saviour Cathedral by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Diocesan Locum Tenens for the purpose of nominating a candidate for ruling Bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. ]The calling of the Assembly follows a year-long search for a worthy candidate to succeed to the throne of our beloved late Metropolitan of Amissos, the Most…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – “The new World Trade Center will not be whole and complete until the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is rebuilt.” With these words, Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority welcomed Archbishop Demetrios and other representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the St. Nicholas parish. The meeting was held, June 6, at the offices of the Director for the WTC construction, Steven Plate, and included a comprehensive presentation of the planning and construction underway in the World Trade Center. The future site of St. Nicholas Church was a…

Source: Oinos Consulting: “Frankly Speaking” – Weekly Commentary on Church, Culture and Commerce | (Rev. Fr.) Frank Marangos, Ed.D. “All I have are the choices that I make, and I choose her . . . come what may!” – David Norris (Matt Damon) in the Adjustment Bureau (2011) After traveling 65-miles along an unpaved African trail, a missionary arrives just in time to participate in an ancient ritual. At the conclusion of the ceremony, he returns to his jeep only to discover a flat tire. Frustrated, he manages to drive to the only repair shop in the village. “Do you…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Orthodox Church in America is still accepting applications for two positions — Coordinator of the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations and Investigator for the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, at egtosi@oca.org or PO Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791. Those wishing additional information or to discuss the position prior to submitting an application are invited to contact Archpriest John Jillions, OCA Chancellor,…

Source: Orthodox Church in America BROOKLINE, MA [OCF] At the beginning of June 2012, the North American Orthodox Christian Fellowship [OCF] here launched an exciting new program — “The First Forty Days” — to reach out to incoming first-year Orthodox Christian college students at colleges and universities throughout North America. As its name implies, during the first 40 days of the 2012 fall semester, local OCF student leaders and chaplains will attempt to make personal contact with all new incoming students. They will be given information regarding the OCF chapter on their respective campuses and nearby Orthodox parishes. The intent…

Source: American Orthodox Institute Blog Four years ago Fr. John Peck published the essay below and boy did he get hammered. Creativity, a characteristic you would want to see in priests, is feared because sometimes it gets too close to exposing the sheer paucity of substantive ideas and compelling engagement with the larger culture that the Church, in order to be Church, should cultivate in their leaders. The truth is we have got some very fine men serving as priests. The other truth is that those who bring the most to the table are often the first to get their…

SYOSSET, NY In her report for the first quarter of 2012, Melanie Ringa, Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, notes that “operating results show a small surplus versus a budgeted deficit of $27,401.00.” It was also noted that an unrestricted bequest of $188,905.00 from the estate of Charles F. Morse had been received. The bequest, coupled with an IRA distribution of $22,000.00 from the same estate received in December 2011, was used to permanently reduce the principal balance on the Honesdale Bank Loan by $211,366.00, thus “reducing the outstanding loan balance to $436,661.00 as of March 31, 2012 while…

Source: The Economist As municipal leaders in Romania are up for election on June 10th they are receiving help from an unexpected place. In the run-up to the poll preaching not only the word of God but also the one of local politicians has become a custom in several churches in Romania. Romanian media recently revealed that in some churches in Bucharest and other cities around the country, churchgoers found campaign leaflets next to candles and incense envelopes. Clerics are not making a secret of their political activities. During a recent official visit to Iasi, the biggest city in the…

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