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Source: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta June 5, 2020 To all the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta: My beloved children in the Lord, I greet you with love in the name of our  Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Like so many of my fellow citizens, and indeed, others around the world, I also join them in expressing the extreme pain and outrage for the senseless death of George Floyd. In the week that has followed, our country has seen a time of great unrest, discussion, and serious contemplation about the future. I echo the words of our venerable Archbishop…

Source: The Ascetic Experience Elder Archimandrite Ephraim (Ioannis Moraitis – June 24, 1927) was an archimandrite and former abbot of Philotheou Monastery on Mount Athos, the spiritual guide of four monasteries on Mount Athos and of eight women’s convents in Greece, as well as the founder of 19 monasteries in the United States and Canada. He resided in Arizona at St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery until his repose (December 7, 2019). Elder Ephraim was a hieromonk for 71 years and an elder for more than 50 years. He was a disciple of Saint Joseph the Hesychast of Mount Athos and…

Source: Orthodox Church in America Southbridge, MA [OCA] His Eminence, the Most Reverend Nikon, Archbishop of Boston, New England, and the Albanian Archdiocese, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Archbishop Nikon was born Nicholas Liolin in New York on October 9, 1945 to a pious Orthodox family.  He pursued his elementary and secondary studies in New York City, where he developed an abiding interest in the theatre arts, securing leading roles in several high school productions, and in the biological sciences. Tonsured to the Order of Reader by Metropolitan Theophan (Noli), he studied at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox…

Source: Orthodox Christianity Ormylia, Greece, May 9, 2019 A revered Athonite elder, Archimandrite Aimiliianos (Vafides), who long served as the abbot of Simonopetra Monastery, one of the 20 ruling monasteries on Mt. Athos, reposed in the Lord today, May 9, reports Romfea. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the Annunciation Monastery in Ormylia, Chalkidiki, where the nuns had cared for the sick and elderly Fr. Aimilianos for many years. Elder Aimilianos was a monk of Meteora before moving with his brotherhood to Simonopetra on Mt. Athos in 1973. He was elected and enthroned as abbot of the monastery that same…

Source: Orthodox Christianity Sydney, Australia, March 26, 2019 His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia (Patriarchate of Constantinople) passed away yesterday on the Great Feast of the Annunciation, following a long battle with cancer. He was 83 years old, reports the National Herald. He labored as the ruling hierarch of Australia for the Greek Church there for more than 40 years, having been unanimously elected and arriving in Sydney in April, 1975. Having learned of his passing during the Divine Liturgy yesterday, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople offered a memorial Trisagion for the repose of the soul of Abp. Stylianos following the service.…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Holy Eparchial Synod and its President, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, express deep sorrow on the falling asleep in the Lord of Bishop Iacovos of Catania, who passed away peacefully Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Clearwater, Florida. Commenting on his passing, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America stated: “His Grace Bishop Iacovos of Catania, of blessed memory, with whom we were classmates at the University of Athens School of Theology, faithfully served our Church for many years as a clergyman and hierarch with devotion…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary With hope in the resurrection, we share the news of the falling asleep of renowned bioethicist and SVS Press author H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr, also known as Reader Herman in the Orthodox Church.  Dr Engelhardt (pictured on the right) passed away Thursday morning due to complications after a long battle against two different cancers. He was 77. He was professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rice University and professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He was a member…

Source: ERR Cornelius, the Metropolitan bishop of Tallinn and All Estonia and head of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, died at age 93 on Thursday. The church announced his death on social media on Thursday afternoon. Metropolitan Cornelius was born Vjatšeslav Vassiljevitš Jakobs in Tallinn on June 19, 1924. From 1960-1990, Cornelius served as a priest (high priest beginning in 1966) at the Church of St. John the Forerunner in Tallinn’s Nõmme District. From 1990-1992, Cornelius bore the title of Bishop of Tallinn and Estonia, from 1992-1995 the title of Bishop of Tallinn and All Estonia, from 1995-2000 the title of Archbishop of Tallinn…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with a sense of shock that I must relay to you that our devoted Orthodox Christian Laity board member Evan Alevizatos Chriss fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday Morning, April 28, 2015, while he was exercising in the gym of his residence.  Evan was active until the last moments of his life.  He was frail in body these past years, but he did all he could to keep his body, mind and soul together.  The Lord took him in the way we all remember Evan – actively perusing perfection. …

Source: The Day By Ann Baldelli There was little ordinary about the Rev. Matthew Baker, so it’s understandable that the reaction to the 37-year-old pastor’s untimely death is extraordinary, too. Hundreds of people, some from across the country and others from around the world, are expected to converge in Norwich tonight for the wake and again in Cranston, R.I., Saturday for the funeral of the 37-year-old Baker, the newly appointed pastor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Norwich. Just six weeks into his first stint as a Greek Orthodox pastor, Baker was killed Sunday when he was ejected from his…

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