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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Friday, January 29, 2021 Today, as the annual March For Life is held digitally due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America reaffirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. All humans, whether in the womb or in the world, are made in the image and likeness of God, possessing God-given beauty and dignity. Therefore, we can never condone the willful and elective taking of a human life. At the same time, Christ…

Source: Helleniscope EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis):  How many seemingly unexpected facts in just the six words of our title!  To have a growing community in today’s Orthodoxy in America is a rather rare exception… But it is true as I found out by speaking to our friends of “Monomakhos”, George Michalopulos and Gail Sheppard… How is the Oklahoma community growing? Mostly from new converts, as I learned, and as we are informed by the news piece below… What is the major attraction of Orthodoxy? “The depth of the Church and the richness of the faith”, explains Gail, a convert…

Source: ICXC Life Introducing OrthoPrax With the help of the best developers worldwide, we created the first mobile media app for Orthodox Christians.  OrthoPrax—where Church comes to you! Experience this pathway to Orthodoxy guided by the Saints through the Orthodox old and new calendars. This app makes a perfect Christmas gift that will last much longer than any other one! OrthoPrax® is our first foray into mobile media for Orthodox Christians. Our focus is on the pathway to Orthodoxy, and to help you experience it in an easily accessible manner. Today, many people wrongly believe that their pathway to Christ starts and ends…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA NEW YORK – The Mental Health Task Force of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America accomplished its first major task by publishing a comprehensive and unified Directory of Orthodox Christian Mental Health Professionals. The Directory includes Eastern or Oriental Orthodox Christians verified to be in good sacramental standing by their parish priest or local bishop. The interactive directory allows users to search by zip code for Orthodox Christian mental health providers licensed to practice in their state. The directory offers useful details about each provider’s…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Keynote Address of Archbishop Elpidophoros to the October 2020 Assembly of Bishops Meeting Keynote Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the October 2020 Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops October 6, 2020 Your Eminences and Graces, Beloved Brothers in Christ, Dear Co-celebrants in the Holy Spirit, Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice![*] I greet all of you, Holy Brothers, with these encouraging words of the Apostle, for we have so very much to be joyful for. I am particularly happy to be with all of you…

Source: Faith Communities Today by Sarah Brown Originally published on May 19, 2020 Two studies have been conducted over the past month and a half in an effort to assess the impact of COVID-19 on American Orthodox Christian Churches. Both are summarized below, with links to the full reports for detailed findings. Phase 1 The following summary is extracted from the “Orthodox Parish Life Study,” which is being undertaken as part of the larger Faith Communities Today 2020 study. This portion of the study was conducted online between April 6 and 13, 2020 (just prior to Easter) and is based on…

Source: Orthodox Theological Society of America Saturday, August 22, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT The novel Coronavirus has changed the way we interact with one another in many areas of our everyday lives, including in our ecclesial setting. What has been the impact of the Pandemic on our ecclesial life, especially on our communion practice? On Saturday, August 22 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm EDT, OTSA will host a symposium to discuss this issue. This webinar will review the results of a recently commissioned survey of Orthodox clergy in the US/Canada on communion practice during this time and…

Source: Orthodox Christian Studies Center – Fordham University Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 4 p.m. Online Webinar via Zoom (Link to be sent 1-2 days prior) The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University is delighted to present the sixth episode of its webinar series highlighting the scholarly insights and academic careers of female scholars whose research and writing explore some facet of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christianity. The broadcast will be live-streamed and open to all who have pre-registered. The event will include some time for live audience questions. For those who miss the live event,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Studies Center – Fordham University Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 4 p.m. Online Webinar via Zoom (Link to be sent 1-2 days prior) The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University is delighted to present the sixth episode of its webinar series highlighting the scholarly insights and academic careers of female scholars whose research and writing explore some facet of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christianity. The broadcast will be live-streamed and open to all who have pre-registered. The event will include some time for live audience questions. For those who miss the live event, the Center…

Source: Orthodoxy in DialogueThe Venerable and Ancient Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa has surprised us with its courage and initiative in the past. We need only recall the appointment of deaconesses by His Beatitude, Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II. While there was debate whether it constituted a true “ordination” (cheirotonia), rather than a blessing (cheirothesia), the fact remains that the Patriarchate took an initiative in such matters.The same can be said regarding the establishment of St. Mark’s Academy, offering theological education through distance learning. Other such Academies exist, but St. Mark’s promises a quality, contemporary, and challenging curriculum. Situated…

Source: Saint Catherine’s Vision Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, SCV will be offering a nine-week series on the Beatitudes titled, “Living the Beatitudes: Everyday Encounters on the Spiritual Journey.” For nine consecutive weeks, five groups of co-facilitators will lead educational and spiritually supportive, teleconferencing groups for interested adults. We hope during this time of physical distancing, this diakonima will help participants experience more authentic connections with others who are also seeking to learn more about their faith “in the Everyday”. Various aspects of Orthodox Christian spirituality, theology and/or psychology in everyday context will be the central focus of each group. Prayer, scriptural…

Source: Telos Project Dear Orthodox Young Adults, My name is Billy Tabrizi (CrossRoad ’08) and along with Kosta Nicolozakes (Telos Project, St George Chicago), we are reaching out today in the hopes of rallying some young adults together to help our parishes and communities during COVID-19. It seems like so many of us are already helping our parishes in this new online world, and we think we can come together to make an even bigger difference. Many parishes are worried: parishioners need help, parishes aren’t sure how they are going to pay their bills, and ministries need to be reimagined…

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