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Source: The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry to report this news, but our brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Church of Zimbabwe are undergoing a most challenging time of hunger and famine. For the second year in a row, drought and excessive heat are causing major food shortages across that country and in its Orthodox parishes. Please see the attached news reports about this on-going and deepening famine. Already The World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently seeking international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans from plunging deeper into hunger. On top…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its fall session at Saint Andrew House, Detroit, MI, on Friday, October 23, 2015.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, presided at the sessions. Among the decisions and actions taken by the hierarchs were the following. After concluding a Church Court held on October 19, the hierarchs canonically deposed the retired Archbishop Seraphim from the status and all sacred functions of the episcopacy, removed him from the ranks of the clergy, and returned him to the status of a lay monk.  [See…