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Source: The National Herald BETHESDA, MD – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros was the honored guest at the National Intelligence University’s Presidential Lecture Series, where he addressed the faculty and student body on the topic of “Russia’s Weaponization of Religion in the Ukraine Conflict.” This historic visit marks the first-ever address by the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the US intelligence community. The National Intelligence University (NIU) is the US intelligence community’s premier academic institution, with faculty and students from all 18 agencies of the intelligence community (including the CIA, NSA, NGA, FBI, and more) as…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA BALTIMORE – The Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation met from October 24-26, 2019 in Maryland to continue its work on marriage. Members of each delegation delivered papers on the rite, theology, and practices concerning marriage as understood in each respective tradition. Furthermore, the consultation discussed the 1990 “Johnstown Statement” of the Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops on Orthodox-Catholic marriages, speaking openly and candidly about its reception in both the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Members also discussed practical matters pertaining to the future of the dialogue, including topics of interest and procedural matters.…