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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America New York – Today, October 5, 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, to the United States. His Beatitude was accompanied by Their Eminences Metropolitans George of Guinea and Nikodimos of Memphis and Sub-Deacon Moses Kariuki Maina. The historic visit marks the first ever to the U.S. by a Patriarch of Alexandria. Upon arriving at the airport, His Beatitude was also greeted by Archdiocesan Chancellor Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos, Rev. Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Alex Karloutsos, Chancellor of the Archdiocesan…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Q: You took part in demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd, you supported the use of plastic spoons for Holy Communion, and you baptized the children of a gay couple. What kind of hierarch are you? What shaped you? A: I come from the heart of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the First Throne of the Church, where our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew taught us that at the center of the Christian faith is love and solidarity with all people and without exception. Without prejudice and without conditions, except in matters of faith. The Floyd protests, the…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America As announced by the Ecumenical Patriarchate during today’s meeting of the Holy and Sacred Synod, His All-Holiness designated as members of the Joint Committee on the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Their Eminences Metropolitan Geron Emmanuel of Chalcedon and Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, the The V. Rev. Grand Ecclesiarch Archimandrite Aetios, Director of the Patriarchal Private Office, and Dr. Konstantinos Delikostantis, Archon “Didaskalos Tou Genos,” Director of the First Patriarchal Office, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Athens.

Source: Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle – Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America On September 25–29, 2022, Archons Franklin (Rocky) Sisson, Jr., Archon Prepositos, and Archon Hon. Steven G. Counelis, Archon Nomophylax, participated in the annual Warsaw Human Dimension Conference of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw, Poland, where they made poignant presentations promoting the religious freedom of the Holy Mother Church. The Archon two-man team met with delegations from the United States and other countries and entities dedicated to human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide. The OSCE’s annual Warsaw Human Dimension Conference is Europe’s…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America View PDF September 27, 2022 Brother Bishops, reverend Clergy, and beloved Faithful of our God-protected Archdiocese, Glory be to Jesus Christ! I thank God for all things. As you are aware, we received a letter on Friday, September 23, from His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X appointing a Temporary Operating Committee for the Oversight of the Archdiocesan Office. Serving with me on this committee are Mr. Fawaz El Khoury (Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees), Mr. Salim Abboud (Chief Financial Officer), the Reverend Archdeacon Emile Sayegh (Chancellor), and the Very Reverend Archpriest Thomas…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America ​Statement in English البيان باللغة العربية No: 90/2022 To our Beloved in the Lord, The Hierarchs, Priests, Deacons, Members of the Board of Trustees, and Spiritual Children of our Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, I greet you in Christ, lifting up my prayers for your protection. Further to my previous letters to you at this critical period in the life of the Archdiocese, I would like through the present letter to inform you of the following: First, we have received from His Eminence, the Most Reverend JOSEPH Zehlaoui, Metropolitan of…

Source: Orthodox Christianity Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A new Orthodox classical school recently opened in the town of Bethlehem in northeastern Pennsylvania. The school is a pan-Orthodox project of the Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood. Below is a press release about the opening of the Chrysostom Academy from Fr. Alexandros Petrides, Chairman of the school’s board: On September 1, 2022 during the inaugural Divine Liturgy at Chrysostom Academy, a truly rare event occurred. The petition, “Among the first remember, Lord, our Archbishop (name)…” was repeated five times, each by a different clergyman for their particular hierarch. “This institution belongs to the Orthodox at…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Statement in English البيان باللغة العربية To our beloved in the Lord, the hierarchs, priests, deacons, and spiritual children of our Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, During this difficult time that the Holy Archdiocese is facing, following the accusation that was put against the Metropolitan and the consequential turmoil, I feel it is my paternal duty to remain close to you as I mentioned in my previous letter. In the present letter, I wish to share with you some guidance that is based on the principles of the Church…

Source: Orthodox Times Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew once again expressed his condemnation of the war that began with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Speaking at a press conference on the conference of Orthodox youths in Turkey organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in early September, the Patriarch said that “I have expressed the position of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since the beginning of this painful war. I said that it is unjustified and unacceptable.” He continued: “His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow said that it was a holy war and tried to justify it and explain it in spiritual and religious terms.…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America August 29, 2022 No: 85/2022 To our beloved in the Lord,   The hierarchs, priests, deacons, and spiritual children of our Holy Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America,   “Peace be to all!” I begin this letter with this greeting of peace, a greeting that we proclaim in every Divine Service. My desire is to express to you that we, in your Mother Church, where “the disciples were first called Christians” (Acts 11:26), are united with you always and in all circumstances, in the peace of Christ. This peace crosses all distances to reach you…

Source: National Catholic Register The Russian Orthodox Church will send a delegation to the congress, but Kirill will not go. CNA Staff  Vatican  August 25, 2022 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow will not attend an interreligious summit in Kazakhstan in September, where it was hoped he would meet with Pope Francis to discuss a peaceful resolution to the six-month-long war in Ukraine. The Pope will travel to the Central Asian nation for the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the city of Nur-Sultan on Sept. 13-15. The Russian Orthodox Church will send a delegation to the congress,…

Source: Religion News Service The renowned and popular Orthodox Christian theologian of recent decades died Wednesday (Aug. 24) at 87. By John Chryssavgis (RNS) — Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, without a doubt the most renowned and popular Orthodox Christian theologian of recent decades, died on Wednesday (Aug. 24) at 87. A convert to Orthodox faith, he became bishop of the see of Diokleia and was considered the most prolific and proficient communicator of patristic theology and Orthodox spirituality in our generation. For more than 30 years until retiring in 2001, he taught at Oxford University in England (where I studied with him…

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