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Source: Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate On Saturday October 30, 2021, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will present the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to three scientists: Dr. Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer; Dr. Ugur Sahin, M.D., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BioNTech; and Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, MD, Ph.D., Founding Scientist, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. They are being honored for their organizations’ efforts in developing Covid-19 vaccines with extraordinary efficiency and rapidity. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros hailed the choice: “I am personally grateful, and grateful on behalf of the entire Church and…

Source: Orthodox Christian Network Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community this Thursday, 6/10 at 7:00 pm EST. Register Now. Guest host, Hank Hanegraaff will be joined by special guest Terry Mattingly where they will be discussing the Orthodox Appeal to “Nones” and “Dones.”  As was communicated on last week’s OCN Let’s Talk, the Mother Church’s overall numbers are shrinking. And in addition to this internal crisis, the external host culture has turned antagonistic, even hostile, toward “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”  As Fr. Chris Metropulos has emphasized again and again, the solution entails two major components—one external; the other internal.…

Source: Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration You may already know that the OFT has produced a film on the Orthodox Church and Global Climate Change. It is titled “The Face of God” film. See this at www.FaceofGodfilm.com. If you have not seen it yet, you are invited to view this film. See introductions to this film from several bishops. These include HB Bishop Ireniy from the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of the East, from HE Archbishop Alexander from the OCA’s Diocese of the South, and from HE Metropolitan Nathanael from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. The film is introduced…

Source: Public Orthodoxy by Seraj Assi It’s been a brutal week for Palestinians in the city of peace. As hardline Israeli groups prepared a provocative parade through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, Israeli security forces turned their guns on peaceful Palestinian protesters and worshipers performing Ramadan prayers at the Aqsa mosque, injuring hundreds in yet another brutal crackdown. Videos circulating on social media in recent days have shown Israeli police officers throwing stun grenades and shooting rubber bullets at Palestinians inside the mosque, attacking Palestinian worshippers with tear gas bombs, and viciously beating a Palestinian man in the mosque…

Source: Orthodox Servant Leaders  The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Summer Leadership Institute trains nearly fifty college students each year to serve their local campuses through OCF.  Applicants to this program demonstrate a heart for service, desiring to “give back” to the OCF ministry that has had such a positive impact on them.  Students explore what it means to be an Orthodox Christian as a leader in OCF, the Church, and the world. They are challenged through Christ’s teaching to avoid ego-driven leadership, and instead take on the mindset of servant leadership, including a practice of generosity through the resources…

Source: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the Metropolis of Chicago Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople are presenting a live town hall meeting for the Metropolis’ 40th Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople, titled “Hagia Sophia 1453 and 2021: From Past Conquest to Current Captivity.”  PANELISTS Opening Remarks by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael Archon Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D. National Commander, Order of St. Andrew the Apostle Dr. Alexandros Kyrou, Ph.D. Professor of History at Salem State University Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou,…

Source: Orthodox  Theological Society of America The Two Become One? Mixed Marriages in the Orthodox Church An online seminar given by: Fr. Anthony Roeber, Ph. D. Dr. Vigen Guroian Deacon Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D. Dr. Despina Prassas Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT Registration is Free and Open to the Public https://www.otsamerica.net/rsvpmaker/mixed-marriages/ CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PDF FLIER

Source: Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University The Orthodox Christian Studies Center, in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to announce the launch of the new video series “Orthodox Scholars Preach.” The goal of the series is to provide a platform for Orthodox scholars to reflect on the spiritual themes of the liturgical calendar while drawing on their expertise. The series provides a space where Orthodox Christians and others interested in Orthodox spirituality can encounter the depth and richness of the tradition through stimulating, theologically-informed preaching…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA The Assembly of Bishops needs your input! The Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey, designed by experts on the Mental Health Task Force, takes only 15 minutes and consists of approximately 30 questions. All information you provide is completely anonymous, and the aggregate data will help the Task Force better understand the mental health needs and experiences of the faithful in order to develop resources and programs for enhanced ministry in your community.  Please take the survey below and encourage others in your community to take it as well. In order to help…

Source: Orthodox Theological Society of America The Orthodox Theological Society of America has produced a document on the Covid vaccines (in a FAQ style) to answer some basic questions about the vaccines with a short discussion of some of the ethical questions surrounding them. This is mostly just an informational (i.e. scientific) document that attempts to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about the vaccine to provide sound scientific information from an Orthodox perspective (as all of the authors are Orthodox and members of the society.) CLICK HERE to view the document

Source: Orthodox Church in America Saint Simeon the New Theologian was born in the year 949 in the city of Galatea (Paphlagonia), and he was educated at Constantinople. His father prepared him for a career at court, and for a certain while the youth occupied a high position at the imperial court. When he was fourteen, he met the renowned Elder Simeon the Pious at the Studion Monastery, who would be a major influence in his spiritual development. He remained in the world for several years preparing himself for the monastic life under the Elder’s guidance, and finally entered the…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary This week is a big one for the Seminary’s Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA). The ISA’s new logo has officially been unveiled, and another exciting announcement from the ISA will drop later this week. We’re also excited to share that starting next fall, seminarians in the Master of Arts (M.A.) program will be able to choose a concentration in the Sacred Arts as part of their degree track (the other M.A. concentrations are General Theological Studies and Theological Scholarship and Research). Admissions season rolls on, for prospective students interested in the M.A., Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Theology (Th.M.) programs. Please continue to spread the…

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