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Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff TROY, MI – The 72nd Annual Convention of the Mid-Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians, lovingly nicknamed MEFGOX, was held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, MI July 25-28. MEFGOX has served the Greek Orthodox Metropolises of Detroit and Pittsburgh for 72 years. The organization hopes to continue its record of service with their website, where helpful information is available for priests, chanters, choirs, youth music organizations, and other church musicians: http://mideastern.churchmusic.goarch.org/. The 73rd Annual Convention is scheduled for June 25-28, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce that the audit of the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, has been completed. (See financial statements here). The completion of these financial statements confirms that progress in financial accountability is improving as this is the earliest after a year-end in over 15 years that audited financial statements have been made available. The audited financial statements disclose significant improvement in the financial results of the Archdiocese.  The expenditures of the Archdiocese were substantially reduced from prior years in…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff LONDON – The enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain took place at the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia), Bayswater, London, on July 27. The ceremony was attended by Metropolitan Emmanuel of France as a representative for His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, with hierarchs from all over the world present. At the end of the enthronement ceremony, the Deputy Minister for Greeks Living Abroad, Antonis H. Diamataris, said, “It is a great honor to represent the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, at the enthronement of the…

Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists Elena Konstantinova Metropolitan Amphilochios claims the Church should return to the system that was before Emperor Constantine, and all issues should be resolved by the Ecumenical Council. Metropolitan Amphilochios (Radovic) of Montenegro and the Littoral believes that “Jerusalem is the true mother of all Orthodox Churches” because, according to him, “neither Rome nor Constantinople, but Jerusalem gave birth to all churches”. He stated this in an interview with TASS agency. In particular, His Eminence Amphilochios stressed that he did not believe in the possibility of repeating the scenario of Orthodox schism in the Balkans, which the Patriarchate of Constantinople had committed…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America On Friday morning, July 26, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew discussed the importance of observing the doctrines of the Church, as well as its genuine and authentic ecclesiology, as he celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Paraskevi Pikridiou, which was granted by the Patriarchate to serve the Romanian-speaking community of the City (Constantinople). “Each place has one Bishop, regardless of ethnic origin,” His All-Holiness said emphatically. “Being baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we live and grow and continue in the truly great Mystery of the…

Source: Serbian Orthodox Church COMMUNIQUÉ 22nd Church Assembly-Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America, July 13-16, 2019 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Endowed by God, Treasured by the People The hierarchs, clergy and delegates representing parishes and diocesan bodies from the three Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States of America met July 13-16, 2019 at New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake, Illinois and St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois for the 22nd Church Assembly-Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States. Throughout, the meetings were characterized by…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America VIEW THE FLICKR PHOTO ALBUM Historic Event Offers Prayers on Behalf of Country, and Christians in the Middle East Washington, D.C. July 26, 2019 – On Monday, July 15, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph led a prayer service in the United States Capitol, the first time that Antiochian Orthodox Christian prayers have been offered in the building which serves as the home for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The event, titled “The Early Christian Church: An Ecumenical Prayer Service in the Languages of the Middle East,” was hosted by the In Defense of Christians Religious Advisory…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff BOSTON – In a letter to the interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Administration of Hellenic College Holy Cross, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced the completion of the appointment of the search committee for a new president of the School. In his letter, the Archbishop stated: “Hellenic College and Holy Cross are the well-springs of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, equipping the Archdiocese with competent, trained clergy and service-oriented laypersons. The leadership of the School is vital to the health of our…

Source: The National Herald  By TNH Staff NEW YORK –  FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism (FAITH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new leadership training program, the “Executive Education Program in Strategic Leadership and Transformative Action” (SLTA), for members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese at the prestigious Fletcher School of Tufts University. SLTA is an intensive executive leadership training program designed to give clergy and laity a foundational set of technical, intellectual, and spiritual tools and ideas for strategic management and leadership that can produce transformative action in the Church and community. The pilot program will…

Source: OCP Media Network USA: Rewards for Justice program of the United States Department of State is offering a reward of $5 million for providing information on the ISIS kidnapping networks or  for providing information on the people responsible for kidnapping Christian prelates such as Archbishop Gregorios Ibrahim, Metropolitan Bolous Yazigi, Padre Maher Mahfouz, Fr. Michael Kayyal, and Padre Paolo Dall’Oglio. More Information Here

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