THE TIME FOR ORTHODOX UNITY IS NOW!

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Historically, the administration of the Orthodox Christian Church is shepherded by a bishop in a geographic area.  Geography, bishops and cities are interrelated.  This reality remains until today, and this is a major cause of the impasse among Patriarchs and Assemblies of Bishops in the USA and other parts of the world. Historically, the Orthodox Christian Church taught the faith and conducted its missionary work in the language of the people where they lived and in their own cultural setting. It helped create written languages where the people had none, and it taught in that language…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The meeting of the Orthodox Christian Laity directors in Bonita Springs, Florida, at the end of March, was successful on many levels.  Two new board members, Chris Panagos, Clearwater, FL and Pamela Collins, Naples, FL, were welcomed. Board members attended Salutations Services followed by a Lenten Supper. Board member Dr. Gayle Woloschack presented insights into the organization of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) Meeting in Romania in January 2019. The morning board meeting provided challenging discussions and actions as we move forward into the second decade of the 21st Century.  Here are a few highlights:…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity It is our right and duty to communicate with each other across Orthodox Christian jurisdictional groupings. Every month, we must celebrate and report the ministry and outreach programs and activities we do by joining together in unity. Thank you, Baltimore, for sharing your Bible Learning program. We are disappointed that the Greek Orthodox parishes did not participate. We are also disappointed to read the Greek Orthodox response to a request to inform parishioners in Naples, Florida, of the OCL Open Forum which was held on March 29 in neighboring Bonita Springs, Florida. The presenter was Dr Gayle Woloschak, and the…

Orthodox Christians worldwide are gathering with each other and communicating with each other. Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is happy to invite you to attend the South West Florida Open Forum to learn more about its commitment and efforts to promote Orthodox Christian Unity in the USA. Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm Bonita Springs, Florida St Peter the Apostle Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission 24850 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Phone (239) 248-4775 5:30 pm: Lenten Salutations Service 6:30 pm: Fellowship Gathering (Light Lenten Supper will be served) 7:00 pm: PROGRAM An Introduction of the Mission of Orthodox…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity OCL is delighted that the 2019 calendar year got off to a meaningful start for Orthodox Christians at home and abroad. It is delightful to see Orthodox Christian faithful people communicating with each other. I hope that you can find 6 minutes in your busy schedules to watch the video of Pan-Orthodox Activities taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. We would love to hear updates from you about people communicating and working together in your communities. What Pan-Orthodox activities are you engaged with in Houston, Denver, Atlanta and other Southern communities; Detroit, Metropolitan New York, Chicago, D.C./…

Source: Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio (DOOR) Interview with OCL Executive Director George Matsoukas about his impressions of the recent International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) Conference held in Iasi, Romania Program 193 | February 3, 2019 Impressions of the Recent International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) Conference, OCL Executive Director George Matsoukas; FOCUS Detroit’s Winning of the Detroit News Cheer for Charity Competition, FOCUS Detroit Director Eric Shanburn

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Overview of the History of OCL Presented by Executive Director George Matsoukas in the IOTA Session: “SHOWCASE OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS” International Orthodox Theological Association Inaugural Conference, Iasi, Romania Why are we here?… Why have we exerted so much effort, time and expense to be together?… I am here from the United States representing Orthodox Christian Laity, because I am an Orthodox Christian and rejoice that I am part of the right-believing, right-worshipping and right-living Christian faith! I am also here, though, to challenge us on that “right-living” aspect. While we proclaim that we are united…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The following video is from OCL’s 31st Annual Conference held on October 20, 2018, at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral Cultural Center, Cleveland, Ohio, highlighting Pan-Orthodoxy in Cleveland. We thank Andrew & Katherine Kartalis, OCL board member participants who organized the event on the local level, and Fr. Remus & Preoteasa Elena Grama and St. Mary’s Cathedral for hosting this important event, witnessing to the powerful impact a united Orthodox Christian witness can make in a local community.  Click above or view the video here. Full videos of each speaker at the Conference are available on…

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