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Source: Fordham University Orthodox Christian Studies Center The Orthodox Christian Studies Center, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to present the 2022 installment of the Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach. Every week until Pascha, a different Orthodox Scholar will release a new 10-minute video. This Series provides a platform for Orthodox scholars to reflect on the spiritual themes of each Sunday’s liturgical calendar while drawing on their expertise. The Series offers a space where Orthodox Christians and others interested in Orthodox spirituality…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Six Week Course – May 11 – June 15, 2022 This free adult Christian Education course is offered by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Christian Education Ministry and Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA. Each class session topic is independent. Attend when you are able – a series commitment is not required. The fast moving format is a combination of lecture, visual presentation, discussion, and occasional video. No homework. Supplemental reading will be provided by PDF at no cost. Every Wednesday for six weeks from May 11 – June 15. 7:00…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is pleased to announce a part-time, hybrid degree program in Orthodox Christian Leadership Studies to launch in the fall semester of 2022. The new offering, developed in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative (OCLI), becomes the fourth concentration option for the Seminary’s Master of Arts (M.A) degree. The concentration in Orthodox Christian Leadership Studies is intended for those seeking to better serve their local parish or larger church community, as well as exercise Christian leadership in the workplace. The program offers distance-learning, rather than the traditional, in-person education provided in the…

[Text of a presentation delivered by His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel at the Orthodox Christian Laity Conference, October 20, 2001] “The Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of the United States of America & The Establishment of the Patriarchate” It has been one year since the recognition of the autocephaly of The Orthodox Church of The United States of America. The Church now has a unified voice in the person of His Holiness, The Patriarch, and a common forum of action, The Holy Synod of The Orthodox Church of The United States of America and…

Source: Orthodox Prison Ministry The Matthew 25:36 Fellowship are a passionate and faithful group of monthly givers who make it part of their everyday lives to visit those in prison. People from all walks of life, giving whatever they are able, make this life-changing ministry a reality. “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took…

Source: Faithtree Resources Dedicated to creating resources that help Orthodox Christian churches, leaders and people thrive Faithtree Resources is a non-profit ministry committed to teaching the fullness of the historic Church. Our team is made up of a Pan-Orthodox group of hierarchs, clergy, and faithful who are passionate about supporting pastors and lay leaders in their ministries, as well as in offering materials that engage and inspire the people in our pews. Our goal is for Christian communities across the world to be vibrant, energized, and motivated by the freedom found only in a life in Christ. These are the…

Introductory lecture in “Consultation of Orthodox Youth Workers”, Bossey, Switzerland, 27/03-02/04, 1999 By Manos Koumbarelis “It is no small thing for 28 Orthodox youth from nine different countries to gather together abroad. Indeed, this happened in Geneva, from 8 to 13 January [1949]. Five days, immersed in an indescribable atmosphere of the One Church of Christ. All Orthodox. Every morning a liturgy in Arabic, Greek, and Russian. In the evening, compline. A continuous state of prayer and dedication, creating a sacred environment within which many difficult discussions were taking place in a wonderful way. What are we, the Orthodox, going…

Source: Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry “God is the life of all free beings. He is the salvation of all, of believers and unbelievers, of the just and the unjust, of the pious and the impious, of those freed from the passions or caught up in them, of monks or those living in the world, of the educated or the illiterate, of the healthy or the sick, of the young or the very old.” -St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 1 To St. John Climacus’ quote above we might include those in prison and those outside of prison. We are all…

Source: Suprasl 2022 “Go and bear fruit” John 15:16 Supraśl 2022 is a one week gathering of Orthodox youth from around the world coming together to experience the unity and universality of our Holy Orthodox Faith, to be inspired by engaging leaders, stimulating discussion, and tangible ways to continue bearing fruit together, and throughout the world. “What are we, the Orthodox, going to do to avoid our sickness, namely, our indifference to one another? “In 1949, the Greek theologian Nikos Nissiotis asked this question as Orthodox faithful around the world experienced life after World War II. This question remains relevant…

Source: Festival of Orthodox Christian Arts Saints Constantine and Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church in Carrollton, Texas, is hosting a Festival of Orthodox Christian Arts, February 18-20. All the Orthodox parishes of the Dallas – Fort Worth area and the entire DFW community are invited to “taste and see” the flowering of creativity that springs from Orthodox Christian spirituality. Festival events begin Friday evening with an address by Dr. Peter Bouteneff of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on “The Role of the Arts in Orthodox Theology.” A choral performance by the St. Kassiani Chorale, a regional pan-Orthodox choir, will follow. Saturday…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Originally posted by St. Andrew House on May 21, 2011 in Orthodox Unity Hierarchs. This is a place where we can really be transfigured…in this place, Your Eminence, your place.  We can be transfigured from parochial to truly Orthodox Christian people. We can be transfigured from separate jurisdictions to one jurisdiction.  We can be transfigured from many ethnic groups to one group headed and dominated by Christ, our Savior and our Lord.”      Archbishop Iakovos, Ligonier 1994  The First Ecumenical Conference of American Orthodox Bishops  November, 1994 STANDING CONFERENCE OF CANONICAL ORTHODOX BISHOPS IN THE AMERICAS…

Source: Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative REGISTER HERE The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative exists to nurture and empower Orthodox Christian servant leadership. It is a national initiative to increase generosity, servant leadership, and social outreach by clergy and laity of all jurisdictions working together nationally, regionally, and locally. Originating from the Orthodox Vision Foundation and its annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conferences beginning in 2017, the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in October, 2018. Representative of many jurisdictions and vocational backgrounds, the Board of Directors is committed to supporting leadership development in service to God and neighbor.  We affirm what our…

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