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

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Six Week Course – May 11 – June 15, 2022 This free adult Christian Education course is offered by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Christian Education Ministry and Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA. Each class session topic is independent. Attend when you are able – a series commitment is not required. The fast moving format is a combination of lecture, visual presentation, discussion, and occasional video. No homework. Supplemental reading will be provided by PDF at no cost. Every Wednesday for six weeks from May 11 – June 15. 7:00…

Source: The National Herald By. Rev. Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos – Special to The National Herald “Make America great!” This is a familiar slogan in our nation. In other parts of the world people shout: “Make China great!” “Make India great!” “Make Iran great!” All the great empires of history, the Persian, the Greek, the Roman, the British, have flourished and perished by aggression and war. In recent decades the passion for greatness has dominated the minds of many leaders in America, Russia, the European Union and the military alliance known as NATO. A few voices of historians and political scientists…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is pleased to announce a part-time, hybrid degree program in Orthodox Christian Leadership Studies to launch in the fall semester of 2022. The new offering, developed in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative (OCLI), becomes the fourth concentration option for the Seminary’s Master of Arts (M.A) degree. The concentration in Orthodox Christian Leadership Studies is intended for those seeking to better serve their local parish or larger church community, as well as exercise Christian leadership in the workplace. The program offers distance-learning, rather than the traditional, in-person education provided in the…

Source: OrthodoxReality National Study about the Pandemic’s Impact on Orthodox Church Life in America Dear OCL friends, If you are a lay church member in the United States of America, we ask you to do something that could make a significant difference for the future of both your parish and the Orthodox Church in general. We ask you to take part in a national study about the pandemic’s impact on Orthodox church life in America. The study has heard already from about 400 American Orthodox priests and the results were published here: https://orthodoxreality.org/coronavirus-and-american-orthodox-parishes Now it is time to hear the thoughts, concerns and experiences…

Source: Orthodox Prison Ministry The Matthew 25:36 Fellowship are a passionate and faithful group of monthly givers who make it part of their everyday lives to visit those in prison. People from all walks of life, giving whatever they are able, make this life-changing ministry a reality. “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took…

Source: Faithtree Resources Dedicated to creating resources that help Orthodox Christian churches, leaders and people thrive Faithtree Resources is a non-profit ministry committed to teaching the fullness of the historic Church. Our team is made up of a Pan-Orthodox group of hierarchs, clergy, and faithful who are passionate about supporting pastors and lay leaders in their ministries, as well as in offering materials that engage and inspire the people in our pews. Our goal is for Christian communities across the world to be vibrant, energized, and motivated by the freedom found only in a life in Christ. These are the…

Source: The National Herald Analysis by Metropolitan Gerasimos Great Lent is upon us, and our journey to Pascha has begun. The Church teaches us that these days of the Great Fast are a time for increasing our prayer life both privately and as a church community, abstaining from certain foods, becoming more generous with our philanthropy, and devoting more time to studying the word of God in Holy Scripture and the precepts of our Orthodox Faith. All of these are meant to prepare us for the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which will be joyfully celebrate on…

Introductory lecture in “Consultation of Orthodox Youth Workers”, Bossey, Switzerland, 27/03-02/04, 1999 By Manos Koumbarelis “It is no small thing for 28 Orthodox youth from nine different countries to gather together abroad. Indeed, this happened in Geneva, from 8 to 13 January [1949]. Five days, immersed in an indescribable atmosphere of the One Church of Christ. All Orthodox. Every morning a liturgy in Arabic, Greek, and Russian. In the evening, compline. A continuous state of prayer and dedication, creating a sacred environment within which many difficult discussions were taking place in a wonderful way. What are we, the Orthodox, going…

Source: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Kankakee IL On Friday evening, March 11, at 7:30, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Kankakee will continue its new program, “Orthodox Voices: A Lenten Dialogue Series,” held on the next five consecutive Fridays at Annunciation. These five Friday offerings, through April 8, will be composed of talks from and discussions with five Orthodox professionals and academics, sharing their insight on how their Orthodox faith informs the work they do. On Friday, March 4, the parish kicked-off its Lenten Series with a joyous Pre-Lenten Concert, setting the scene for these five nights of dialogue. The schedule of lectures, to begin March 11, was…

Source: Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry “God is the life of all free beings. He is the salvation of all, of believers and unbelievers, of the just and the unjust, of the pious and the impious, of those freed from the passions or caught up in them, of monks or those living in the world, of the educated or the illiterate, of the healthy or the sick, of the young or the very old.” -St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 1 To St. John Climacus’ quote above we might include those in prison and those outside of prison. We are all…

Source: International Orthodox Christian Charities Agency Sets $1 Million Fundraising Goal for Immediate and Long-Term Support Baltimore, Md. (February 28, 2022) – The humanitarian and development agency International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to needs created by the conflict in Ukraine. Given the enormity of the crisis, IOCC has launched a campaign to raise at least $1 million dollars in private donations to support this work. In response to the crisis in Ukraine, IOCC is working with partners in country and across the region to help address immediate needs, while looking ahead and planning for longer-term response. Initial efforts…

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