THE TIME FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ADMINISTRATIVE UNITY IN AMERICA IS NOW! 

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Source: Orthodox Volunteer Corps Come learn how the newest Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States agency will prepare Orthodox young adults for a lifetime of service within and beyond the parish. Be a part of this historical moment in American Orthodoxy by pre-registering today! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M4wTlaikRy22XF6WY6Tz1g

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America On November 2, 2021, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the Friends of Saint Nicholas will officially welcome the leader of Global Orthodox Christianity as he officially blesses the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at The World Trade Center and participates in the elevation of the Cross atop its marbled dome. WATCH LIVE STREAM OF EVENT

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America October 23 – November 3, 2021 The Saint Nicholas National Shrine at The World Trade Center to Officially Welcome Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November 2, 2021, when he will officially bless the shrine and participate in the Elevation of the Cross atop its marbled dome. Read the Media Advisory here. Latest Video Exhortation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Archdiocesan Council, Philoptochos and Order of Archons Climate Change: An Ecumenical Imperative (University of Notre Dame) Academic Convocation at the University of Notre Dame View More » Latest News Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Attends…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Originally posted by St. Andrew House on May 21, 2011 in Orthodox Unity Hierarchs. This is a place where we can really be transfigured…in this place, Your Eminence, your place.  We can be transfigured from parochial to truly Orthodox Christian people. We can be transfigured from separate jurisdictions to one jurisdiction.  We can be transfigured from many ethnic groups to one group headed and dominated by Christ, our Savior and our Lord.”      Archbishop Iakovos, Ligonier 1994  The First Ecumenical Conference of American Orthodox Bishops  November, 1994 STANDING CONFERENCE OF CANONICAL ORTHODOX BISHOPS IN THE AMERICAS…

Source: Ekathimerini Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios has praised Archbishop Elpidophoros of America saying that in a short time he managed to seek solutions to the three major problems of the Archdiocese, namely the completion of New York City’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the Theological School of Boston, and the clergy’s retirement fund. “After 12 years [since his last US visit] I have the blessing of God and I have the pleasure of being close to the Greek community in America. This time I found a new Archbishop, young in age and at the beginning of his term,” Bartholomaios said Friday…

Source: Orthodox Church in America BOLIVAR, PA [TiM]–On October 10th, 2021, Thriving in Ministry [TiM] hosted its annual facilitators retreat and workshop at the Antiochian Village Conference Center in Bolivar, Pennsylvania.  Sixteen facilitators and board members gathered together from Sunday evening until Tuesday noon for workshops, fellowship, and retreat.  Thriving in Ministry is a national program, as was reflected by the assembled participants.  Facilitators traveled from across the country, including California and Chicago, to participate in the event. Two new facilitators were also trained, allowing for the future formation of new groups in the south and northeast. Monday’s presentations focused on skills…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY — The Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America has made 8 more free printable brochures available for download. The newest titles are topics dealing with Love and Perfection, and Christmas and Theophany. The remainder of the pamphlets in the series will be updated in the coming months. A PDF text field has been included on the back section of the pamphlet for parishes and other ministries to include important contact information using the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF programs. The original announcement can be read here. You can support the ongoing…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Arrives for Official Visit October 23, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was joyously welcomed today by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.  The Ecumenical Patriarch, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide, will begin his 12-day official visit in Washington, DC. Also in attendance to greet His All-Holiness and the Official Delegation were, according to State Department Protocol, His Excellency Marios Lysiotis, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States; His Excellency Arthur Sinodinos OA, Ambassador of Australia…

Source: Associated Press by: PETER SMITH, Associated Press The spiritual leader of the world’s 200 million Eastern Orthodox Christians brings an agenda spanning religious, political and environmental issues to a 12-day U.S. visit beginning Saturday that includes a meeting with President Joe Biden and various ceremonial and interfaith gatherings. Making the latest of several trips to the country during his 30 years in office, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is expected to address concerns ranging from a pending restructuring of the American church to his church’s status in his homeland, Turkey. Bartholomew’s title, patriarch of Constantinople, reflects the ancient imperial name of the…

Source: Y2AM (Youth and Young Adult Ministries) The Assembly of Bishops just created two new Pan-Orthodox Ministry Agencies! Hear from Archbishop Elpidophoros (GOARCH), Metropolitan Joseph (Antiochian), Metropolitan Tikhon (OCA), Metropolitan Savas (GOARCH), and Bishop Irinej (Serbian). (Excerpts from interviews conducted by Bill Marianes for Ancient Faith Ministries.) Check out the Orthodox Volunteer Corps, an opportunity for your adults to live together and serve together for a full year. https://orthodoxvolunteercorps.org/ And stay tuned for more details about a new Pan-Orthodox Youth and Young Adult Ministry Agency!

Source: Orthodox Church in America The Holy Synod of Bishops and Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America convened at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel in Cleveland, OH for their regular Fall Sessions, respectively on October 21 and October 18-19. On Wednesday and Thursday, October 20-21, the Holy Synod and the Metropolitan Council also met in an expanded joint meeting which included Diocesan Chancellors, representatives from the three OCA Seminaries, and Monastic Superiors. Due to the pandemic, the Metropolitan Council met in person for the first time in almost two years. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon opened the meeting with a Moleben on Monday afternoon. During…

Source: The National Herald by Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, in an official announcement, accuses Metropolitan Joseph of Proikonnisos of “uncanonical and unbrotherly behavior” because “he is the single witness in defense of an opponent of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia (Consolidated Trust), at the Supreme Court of New South Wales.” The issue was discussed at the 10th Episcopal Assembly of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia which took place on October 6 in Sydney under the Presidency of Archbishop Makarios of Australia. “It was unanimously decided to prepare a canonical file to submit to His…

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