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Terry Mattingly gives a though-provoking talk about Orthodoxy in America from the perspective of a journalism professor and one who converted to the faith. He talks about the importance of a commitment to a sacramental life as the key to creating a united Orthodox Church in North America. Listen here: [audio:http://roea.org/files/Audio/Mattingly_Terry_Unity_11042007.mp3|titles=Terry Mattingly on Orthodox Unity]

How the Charter Threatens the Future, a parish perspective, by Andy Kartalis Development and Key Issues, by George D. Karcazes Overview by Dr. Angelo Creticos, Mr. Peter Marudas Crisis Overview, Dr. Peter Haikalis Why Litigation? By Evan A. Chriss, Esq. QA 1: Consensus Out – Papal Obedience In? QA 2: Actions in Phoenix, Illinois, Leadership 100? Crisis Originated from the Hierarchs and Patriarch in Turkey– not Parishes. QA 3: Charter Changes to Papal Turkish Micromanagers Forcing USA Parish Loss — Peter Marudas Imposed Amendment Process Replaces Consensus — Disrespecting Local Elders Generates Loss.

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Official Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Article 1 Preamble and Canonical Jurisdiction a. – The Holy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (“Archdiocese”), with its headquarters located in the City of New York, New York, United States of America, is an Eparchy of the most Holy, Apostolic and Patriarchal Ecumenical Throne of Constantinople (“Ecumenical Patriarchate”), which is the first-ranking see of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church whose head is Christ. b. – The Archdiocese, being Hierarchical, as an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Throne, is governed by the Holy Scriptures, Sacred…

Steve Stamatis on Orthodox Church Self-Governance in the USA Dr. Valerie Karras Orthodox Self Governance in Historical Perspective George D. Karcazes Esq. and George Pontikes Esq. Q and A – Paths to Self Governance Past President George Coupounas: Standing Room Only! Plenary Session – Dr. Angelo Cretikos: Moderator Hon. Deacon Robert Scott: Building the Spirit in our Hearts An American Orthodox Consciousness Fr. Vladimir Wendling Greeting by Dr. Angelo Cretikos Informal Conference Views

Orthodox Christian Laity 11th Annual Meeting October 9-11, 1998 at The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA. Theme: Orthodoxy in the Next Millennium and the Role of the Orthodox Christian Laity. Speakers: Stephen P. Angelides George D. Aravosis George D. Coupounas Dr. Peter Haikalis John T. John Rev. Michel E. Najim Rev. Steven J. Vlahos Dr. Verna Harrison Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Greek Orthodox American Leaders (GOAL) Meeting Feb. 7, 1998 A meeting of the Greek Orthodox American Leaders in the Orthodox Christian Laity took place on Feb. 7, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the meeting: “We are all called to be Servant Leaders”. Speeches about the crisis in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in North America and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Videos of the meeting can be watched below. Speakers included: Dee Jacquet George Aravosis (Orthodox Christian Laity – OCL) Steve Angelides Dr. John Collis Dr. Valerie Karras Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Orthodox Christian Laity: First Press Conference Below are the video recordings of the first press conference held by the Orthodox Christian Laity. The leading reform movement in the Orthodox Church, a grass roots movement of Orthodox Christians in North America calling for reform and accountability in governance and administration in the Orthodox Church. OCL has been demanding a full and honest disclosure of transactions which have resulted in large losses for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in North America, but entered into without the knowledge of the larger Church body. Part 1 Part 2  

Orthodox Christian Laity 4th Annual Meeting 4th Annual Meeting of Orthodox Christian Laity, October 25-27, 1991. Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop on topics included in Project for Orthodox Renewal: Administration and Accountability; Faith Language and Culture; Mission and Outreach; Orthodox Unity; Selection of the Hierarchy; Spiritual Renewal and Women’s Role in the Church.  Keynote Speaker was Rev. Dr. Anthony Ugolnik. His topic was “Orthodoxy: A New World Vision.” Dr. Daniel Shahas spoke on the “Theological Foundation of the Role of the Laity in the Church.”  Reception hosted at the Walter Gallery.  Senator Sarbanes and Rep Helen Delich Bentley, 2nd Congressional District Maryland,…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America CHARTER OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA Holy Cross Orthodox Press Brookline, Massachusetts © Copyright 1978 by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America ARTICLE I Preamble The Holy Archdiocese of North and South America, being by law a religious corporation under the name “Greek Orthodox Arch diocese of North and South America,” is a province within the territorial jurisdiction of the most Holy Apostolic and Ecumenical Patriarchal Throne of Constantinople which is the first-ranking see of the body of the one Holy Catholic and…

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