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Source: The Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The regular Spring Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America took place on Wednesday and Thursday, February 9-10, 2022. Due to ongoing limitations and concerns caused by the pandemic, these meetings were conducted by video conference. Under the presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, the Council conducted general business reviewing and discussing reports that were previously submitted in writing. The Council heard a report from His Beatitude who highlighted events of church-wide significance and his own archpastoral work in his diocese, the dioceses currently under his locum tenancy, as well as…

Source: Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative Listen Now The wife of a clergyman, respectfully called Preoteasă, Matushka, Khouria, Presbytera, or Popadija in various Orthodox traditions, serves a unique supporting role in a parish community. Preoteasă Lillian Lupu, author of Helpful Hints for Orthodox Clergy Wives, explores the tremendous responsibility the wife of a clergyman carries in supporting her husband, their family, and the extended church community. The episode’s title conveys a double meaning. “Supporting” describes the clergy wife in her role, and it explores how the laity can support these women who are constantly called upon to serve and sacrifice for the sake of the…

Source: The National Herald CONSTANTINOPLE – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew appealed to all the parties involved to “follow the path of dialogue so that peace, stability and justice can prevail in Ukraine,” during his sermon after the Sunday service at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar, Istanbul. Stressing that weapons were not the solution and can only bring about “war and violence, sorrow and death,” he called on all religious leaders and those in positions of power, as well as all persons of good will, to strive for a peaceful resolution of the dangerously escalating situation in Ukraine and warned that hostilities…

Source: The National Herald HERAKLION, Crete –  Archbishop Eugenios II of Crete was solemnly enthroned on Saturday, February 5 at the Cathedral of Saint Minas in Heraklion Crete. Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria officiated, representing His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Grand Chancellor Theodoros of the Ecumenical Patriarchate read the Patriarchal Letter. Present at the service  was Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who extended his best wishes to the new Archbishop. He said that he is confident that the Archbishop will be a worthy successor in the long history of Crete and that he will carry the spirit of renewal…

Source: The National Herald LOMBARD, IL. – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced that it has closed on the sale of the former Metropolis Center located at 40 E. Burton Place in Chicago for a sale price of $3,15 million. As agreed by delegates of the Clergy-Laity Assembly of the Metropolis in 2019, the net sale proceeds have been deposited into a segregated account that is restricted and reserved for the sole purpose of securing a new Metropolis Center. “Through this transaction, the Metropolis of Chicago continues to take important steps toward advancing our mission and growing our…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Today, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced two new appointments at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Beginning on March 1, 2022, V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos will assume the position of Chancellor of the Archdiocese, and Rev. Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Elias Villis will assume the position of Chancellor of the Archdiocesan District. V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in Astoria, New York, raised by devout Christian immigrant parents who emphasized his Orthodox faith and Greek heritage. Upon completing Long Island City High…

Source: National Council of Churches The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) joins with the World Council of Churches in an urgent call for peace for the people of Ukraine. We fervently pray that a diplomatic solution will be accepted, and that Russia will remove the troops on three sides of the Ukraine without resorting to a destructive and deadly conflict. Every possible means must be attempted to prevent the escalation of this confrontation into an armed conflict and the devastating threat of nuclear retaliation that it could bring to all the people of the…

Source: Orthodox Times Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epiphaniy, declares in a message his support to the Patriarchate of Alexandria and Patriarch Theodore. Metropolitan Epiphaniy in his letter to Patriarch Theodore said that “with deep sadness and pain in our being, we learned about the lawless, wicked, and impious decisions that the Church of Russia adopted to incur upon the canonical boundaries of the Patriarchate of Alexandria”. According to Metropolitan of Kyiv, those actions of Patriarch Kirill have no canonical or even Christian motive, but are based solely on revenge for Your Beatitude and the Patriarchate headed by you…

Source: Orthodox Times Bishop Timotei of Spain and Portugal met with Monsignor Bernardito Cleopas Auza, Apostolic Nuncio to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. During the meeting on January 4, the two discussed several issues of common interest for the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church and society as a whole. Among the topics covered was the teaching of Religion in public schools. In Spain, legally recognized denominations can organize one hour of Religious Education per week. Students who do not attend must take a course in the History and Culture of Religions. Teachers who attend a…

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