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Source: Asia News Yesterday there was a meeting between the pope and the delegation of the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople. The Russian Orthodox have always contested the primacy of Bartholomew. Kremlin: The West wants “Orthodox schism” and to impose a doctrine according to which “even Jesus Christ was a bisexual”. by Vladimir Rozanskij (Asianews.it) Moscow (AsiaNews) – The traditional visit of the Constantinopolitan delegation to Rome was held yesterday On the occasion of the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, led by Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Adamakis). Pope Francis called for a new impetus in relations between Catholics and Orthodox,…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Prot. No. 164/2021 Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW to the United States June 30, 2021 Synaxis of the Holy and Glorious Twelve Apostles Unto the Most Reverend and Right Reverend Hierarchs, Pious Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, Presidents and Members of Parish Councils, Honorable Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Members of Leadership 100, the Day and Afternoon Schools, Philoptochos Societies, the Youth, Greek Orthodox Organizations, and the entirety of the Christ-named Plenitude of the Holy Archdiocese of America. My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity UPDATE: Letter #7  – Orthodox Church in western, pluralistic democracies / Conciliarity and balanced co-ministry (#7) Letter of June 8, 2021 June 8, 2021 Translation of the Relics of Theodore the Commander; Kalliope the Martyr; Melania the Righteous His Eminence, Archbishop ELPIDOPHOROS The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 10 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021 Your Eminence, Christ is risen! The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) again wishes you good health in these pandemic times as we continue with our suggestions for the new Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOAA) Charter. The role of the Orthodox…

Source: OCP Pan-Orthodox Media Network Lebanon: Patriarch John X of Antioch has urged unity with the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Primate of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church was speaking at the consecration ceremony of the Syriac Orthodox Archbishops in Lebanon (25/6/21). Patriarch said he was hopeful in evading obstacles to achieve unity with the Syriac Church. According to a report published by the official portal of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch John X in his speech stated that “I assure Your Holiness that your celebration is ours. When I heard the Homologia, except for the part about the ecumenical councils, I felt as if I am…

Source: The National Herald CONSTANTINOPLE – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated his name day on June 11 at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Constantinople. In his homily he said among other things that, “from this Martyr Throne, we feel the sacred obligation urgently as we minister the affairs of the Holy Church by means of our works and words, through the special responsibilities which the sanctified action and the theoretical approach of the Holy Fathers entrusted to us, specifically to Constantinople.” His All-Holiness continued: “We have, and we recognize that we have, a unique responsibility to the…

Source: Orthodox Christian Network Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community for a special edition this Thursday, 3rd, at 7:00 pm EST with guest Alexei D. Krindatch. Register Here. The report, “US Religion Census 2020: A Decade of Dramatic Changes in American Orthodox Churches,” presents detailed information on parishes, membership, and rates of worship attendance for fourteen Eastern Orthodox and nine Oriental Orthodox Churches in the USA. Most importantly, it describes significant changes in American Orthodox Christianity since the previous Census in 2010: membership decline in most Eastern Orthodox Churches, impressive growth of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, new parishes founded after 2010, and…

Source: Orthodox Church in America RIVES JUNCTION, MI [OCA]  On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting under the presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at their regular Spring 2021 Session, confirmed the appointment of Priest Alessandro Margheritino to be the Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America effective immediately. On May 11, 2021, at its Special Session, the Metropolitan Council had endorsed him based on His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon’s nomination of him

Source: Orthodox Church in America RIVES JUNCTION, MI [OCA]  On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting in their regular Spring 2021 Session under the presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, canonically elected the Very Reverend Archimandrite Gerasim (Eliel) Bishop of Fort Worth, Auxiliary to His Eminence Archbishop Alexander and the Diocese of the South.

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has formed the Advisory Committee on the Charter whose purpose is to solicit feedback and ideas from across the Archdiocese as to the future of the Archdiocese as a whole body of our Church in America. The Committee is chaired by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Archon Michael Psaros, and its members represent the entire breadth of the Church. The Committee includes Hierarchs, representatives from each Metropolis appointed by the respective Hierarch, Senators for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, members of the Archdiocesan Council, representation from the institutions of the Archdiocese, members…

Source: Cosmos Philly by Eleftherios Kostans Cherry Hill, NJ – The St. Thomas Greek Orthodox community celebrated their Patron’s feast, Saint Thomas, yesterday as part of their 2 days of liturgy services. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over the service on Sunday. The special day was also marked with the second anniversary of his Eminence becoming the Archbishop of America. Father Christoforos made the announcement and awarded a gift to his Eminence on occasion. Archbishop Elpidophoros of America then made a special announcement about the Archdiocese. Reverend Archimandrite Christoforos Oikonomidis would be elevated to the new position of Chancellor of…

Source: Greek Reporter By Tasos Kokkinidis On Sunday, the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem released a statement calling for an end of violence against Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Currently, over 300 Palestinians and 21 Israeli police officers have been injured after clashes between the two groups broke out near the Al Aqsa Mosque and at Sheikh Jarrah. Statement by Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem The Patriarchs and Head of Churches of Jerusalem released a statement about the violence in Jerusalem on Sunday. “We the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem, are profoundly disheartened and concerned about the recent violent events in…

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