O, Lord, Have Mercy on Us! – Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church

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Source: Sofia News Agency by Milena Hristova Plagued by wrangling and greed, greatly discredited – this is what Bulgaria's Orthodox church has come to be in recent years, leaving Christian believers nothing but disturbed. The disagreements between the clergy and the two churches in the country have been smouldering for years, but exploded beyond belief after the death of Patriarch Maxim. The battle among the different lobbies inside the official church, legitimized by the old … [Read more...]

Real Break 2013 – Registration opens today!

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Registration opens TODAY at 9:00 pm EST for Real Break 2013 For over 10 years, Orthodox Christian Fellowship has sent over a thousand College students around the world during Spring Break to serve those less fortunate, becoming lights of Christ to the world. Join other college-aged young adults from across the country in a team, lead by both a Clergy and Lay leader, who will grow and serve together on either a domestic or international trip. Although teams go out to serve, they return … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy in America – an Interconnected and Shared History

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Presentation given by Nicholas Chapman of Herkimer  NY at the OCL 25th Anniversary Conference, Washington DC on Oct 27, 2012 Before I begin let me thank George Matsoukas and the Board of OCL for the invitation to present today. I would also like to acknowledge Matthew Namee whose place I have filled due to his current work and other commitments. His constant support over the past three years has stimulated, informed and helped to sustain my own research. Introduction Your Grace’s, … [Read more...]

Archbishop Tikhon elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada

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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...]

Michael and Mary Jaharis Make Major Gift to Chicago Museum

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Source: The National Herald by Constantine S. Sirigos Special to The National Herald NEW YORK - The new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago were introduced to the art world, the city of Chicago, and the Greek-American Community with a special preview and gala dinner on Saturday evening, November 10. Friends, including Archbishop Demetrios of America traveled, from New York and points more distant to congratulate and thank … [Read more...]

Photo Presentation of OCL’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, Washington DC – October 25-27, 2012

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              All panel discussions will be posted on the OCL Web Site.  Keep checking back (ocl.org). … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]

Archdiocese Offers Additional Assistance to Families in Greece

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced today a grant of $150,000 to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to assist in providing emergency assistance for the people of Greece who are especially vulnerable as a result of the continuing economic crisis, austerity measures and a collapsing health system. The $150,000 grant to IOCC, will be directed at efforts to assist the elderly, children and large families with … [Read more...]

Islamists occupy church land in Egypt to protest Coptic pope’s comments

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Source: Catholic World News With police looking on, a crowd of 100 Muslim extremists occupied land belonging to a Coptic Orthodox diocese after Pope Tawadros II, the church’s new head, announced his opposition to the imposition of Islamic law in Egypt. The occupation lasted for over a day. “By seizing land that belongs to the Diocese of Shubra al-Kheima, Salafists are sending a warning to the new Coptic patriarch, Tawadros II," said Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church … [Read more...]