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Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, made the following statement today, Friday, October 30, 2020: In recent weeks, the members of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America have been sent numerous reports that clergy and faithful have received emails purportedly from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon asking for money, gift cards, or for further contact. These spoofing emails are completely false, perhaps malicious, and should be reported as such to internet providers or email applications, and deleted without further action. No one should respond to these emails under…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On October 7, 2020, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, made the following statement with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon: On Friday, October 2, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop David of Sitka and Alaska informed His Beatitude that he has received a diagnosis from his doctors in Anchorage of renal cancer. On the advice of his doctors, and with the blessing of His Beatitude, His Eminence has decided to travel to Indiana, where he will undergo further testing and eventual treatment at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, while…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  The Office of Pastoral Life of the Orthodox Church in America will hold their second Pastoral Life Conference for all OCA clergy on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The theme of the online conference will be Nurturing Spiritual Brotherhood. Dr. Albert Rossi, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will offer the keynote address at the start of the Conference. His Grace Bishop Alexis, chairman of the Office of Pastoral Life, will be part of a closing panel that will address questions and concerns arising from the participants.…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania, Diocese of the Midwest, and Bulgarian Diocese, the seventh annual Parish Development Forum was held online on July 9, 2020. One hundred forty participants, including four Bishops represented parishes from every Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America as well as Antiochian, Greek, Ukrainian, and Serbian jurisdictions, as well as the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Forum theme—“The Orthodox Parish: Charting a Course in Challenging Times” – was shaped in two keynote addresses offered by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, entitled “Orthodox Christian Communities in 2020”, and Father Sean Levine who…

Join your fellow Orthodox believers in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of St. Herman of Alaska’s canonization and the 50th Anniversary of the OCA’s autocephaly in 2020. Dates are sponsored by the dioceses of the OCA. This will be a special trip for all Orthodox believers.

Source: Orthodox Church in America The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America today issued the following statement on the recent tragic events in Minneapolis, MN. The full statement follows: “We, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, mourn the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd on May 25, 2020. We too have looked with horror at the footage of this episode, and condemn the brutal actions that caused his violent death. We look to the civil authorities to bring to justice those who participated in this senseless tragedy. “We categorically reject racism in…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA ]  We are all experiencing and dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak in our own ways. Some of us were able to attend services in person this weekend. Some of us were not. Many of our clergy have quickly become versed in live-streaming Divine Services online, and some parishes and youth groups have begun on-line prayer groups and inspirational talks. We are all looking for ways to help our neighbor, ways to cope, and ways to retain some sense of normalcy in our lives. During this time our web team will be doubling…

Source: Orthodox Church in America NEW YORK [OCA / GOA]  Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Tikhon met yesterday at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in an ongoing effort to strengthen the relationship between the Archdiocese and the Orthodox Church in America. As a result, the two leaders set March 31st to serve food to those in need in conjunction with the Philoptochos Program “Feed the Hungry”. They also discussed the possibility of a concelebration of the Divine Liturgy, and committed to blessing and encouraging the boards of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox…

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] A message from Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America: On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the feast of Saint John Chrysostom.  At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy His Eminence Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, Secretary of the Holy Synod, read a proclamation of the Holy Synod announcing the anniversary celebrations for the Canonization of Saint Herman of Alaska, and the reception of the Tomos of Autocephaly. In its proclamation, the Holy Synod…

Source: OCA Diocese of the West  NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 2019 To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of the West Dearly beloved: Christ is Born! Glorify Him! There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots…      The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and…

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