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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity 2016 is a historic year for Orthodox Christianity throughout the world.  After over 1,200 years since the Seventh Ecumenical Council was held in Nicea (now part of Turkey) in 787, the Orthodox Church has scheduled the Holy and Great Council.  The meeting, which has been in the planning stages for more than fifty years, will be held from June 16-27, 2016 in Crete at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. This event will provide the opportunity for the hierarchs and representatives of all of the autocephalous churches to approve the establishment of a unified Orthodox Church in…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) Winter Board Meeting will take place on February 4-6, 2016, in Houston, Texas.  Arrangements have been made by Argo Georgandis Pyle and Peter Petkas.  The board members will   be staying at Courtyard West University Hotel.  The meeting will begin with a fellowship dinner on Thursday, February 4.  The Friday,the  February 5 board meeting will take place at Annunciation Cathedral Meeting Facilities, 3511 Yoakum Blvd, Houston from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.   Board member Gayle Woloschak will address the board and other interested individuals on her work and insights pertaining to Orthodox Christian Unity.

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity IN MEMORY: JAMES KOULOGEORGE James Koulogeorge, a founding member of Orthodox Christian Laity and the last living founding member of Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenville, IL, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2015.  Jim served as the first President of OCL from 1987-88 and as Treasurer until 2012.  He was a passionate advocate of Orthodox Christian Unity in the United States.  He was a devout Orthodox Christian.  He and his wife Mary were the respected elders of the community.  Jim and Mary represent the “great generation” of Orthodox faithful who…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is holding its 28th Annual Meeting and Community Forum in San Diego, California, November 4-7, 2015.  “Orthodox Working Together” will be the theme of the event with a special emphasis on Project Mexico.  Conference hotel is the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. The Business Meeting will take place at the Catamaran at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 6.  That evening, beginning at 7 p.m., a community forum will be held at St. John of Damascus Orthodox Church (OCA), 16902 Espola Road in Poway, a San Diego suburb. The first part of…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Challenge of Orthodox Christian Outreach The Challenge of Outreach, written in 1997, by Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ph.D., foreshadowed the recent PEW Report on Christianity in America. The study was prepared at the request of Archbishop Spyridon. Too bad it got lost in the shuffle. We have posted it for your consideration and interest. CLICK HERE to read this excellent report. George Matsoukas

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of Orthodox Christian Laity, Once again, it is time to thank you for your support and to ask you to please renew your annual membership to OCL.  OCL’s budget requirements are $100,000 annually.  With your help, we have been able to meet these budget requirements so that we can continue to be the independent voice of the laity – the laity vigorously advocating for Orthodox Christian renewal by promoting, educating, and providing you with information on the work of the Assembly of Bishops as they move ahead with fulfilling the charge…

Spring Board Meeting at Orthodox Christian Mission Center   –  OCL Board Members and spouses attending. (L-R): Susan Haikalis – CA; Christ Xeros – TX; John Regule – FL; Roy Snyder – MO; Harriet Pontikes – IL; George Karcazes – IL; Andrew Kartalis – OH; His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel –  MI; Peter Haikalis – CA; Catherine Kartalis – OH; Bell Petkas – TX; Peter Zarras – NJ; George Matsoukas – FL; Peter J. Petkas – TX; George Pontikes, President – IL. Present but not in the photo: Bill Souvall – UT.

Source: Wyoming News 1932-2015 Anthony G. Andrikopoulos, 82, went to be with the Lord on April 11. He was born April 21, 1932, in Greeley, Colo., to Margaret E. (Roman) Andrikopoulos and George B. Andrikopoulos. Anthony graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1950, the University of Wyoming in 1956 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1958. He established his own oil and gas business in 1960, A.G. Andrikopoulos Resources Inc. He was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame in 2009. He served on the boards of several local charitable organizations and…

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