Browsing: Pan-Orthodox

Source: Fellowship of Orthodox Churches of Connecticut Who are we?  What do we believe?  How do we share our beliefs?  These are the fundamental questions upon which the Fellowship of Orthodox Churches of Connecticut was founded more than twenty-six years ago and which provide the direction and impetus for the work of FORCC members today. The vision of FORCC is twofold: It is both external and internal. As Orthodox Christians we are to inform non-Orthodox in our local communities and in our state – all those people in our state who do not know Orthodoxy – about who we are.…

Source: Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU) Vitaliy Portnikov The Russian Orthodox Church suffered defeat at a Pan-Orthodox meeting in Amman, which was attended only by representatives of the Churches that depend on Moscow. Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem convened the meeting after his visit to Moscow. This means that the Moscow Patriarchate does not dare to initiate pan-Orthodox meetings on its own, journalist Vitaly Pornikov wrote in his column for Grani.ru, reports Obozrevatel. “The Pan-Orthodox conference convened by Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem after his visit to Moscow ended in a virtual failure. At the invitation of the Patriarch of Jerusalem,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Milan Damljanovic, former coordinator of Cleveland area Orthodox Christian Fellowships (OCF) and Choir Director of Serbian and Antiochian Churches, was recently ordained to  the Holy Diaconate. The beginning of the year 2020 has brought exciting Inter-Orthodox Christian events to the city of Cleveland, Ohio.  As previously reported, the city has its first Orthodox Bishop, His Grace Bishop Andrei of the OCA and the Romanian Episcopate. Earlier in the year, on January 27, His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Eastern American Diocese of Serbian Orthodox Church ordained Milan Damljanovic to the Holy Diaconate at Saint Sava Serbian…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – On Friday, September 13, 2019, ten Pan-Orthodox organizations concluded a vibrant and productive meeting on the crisis of homelessness. The twenty experts arrived at the following common multi-faceted understanding: As Orthodox Christians, we are called to love our neighbors by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting those in prison, etc. (Matthew 25:35-40) in a relational way that recognizes the humanity of each person. The value and dignity of each person must be recognized in every moment of serving another human being. Our theology and identity as Orthodox Christians inspires and informs…

Source: Orthodox Christianity MOSCOW — Any Local Church has the authority to call a pan-Orthodox Council, His Grace Bishop Qais (Sadiq) of Erzurum recently told RIA-Novosti. Bp. Qais spoke with the Russian outlet while in Moscow for an international conference dedicated to the protection of the rights of the faithful in Ukraine In his address, he called the Canonical Church of Ukraine to contact the International Community to force Ukraine to respect the religious freedom rights of the members of the canonical Church if the violence against the canonical Church does not cease and if there is no progress in…

Source: Orthodox Church in America The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion [OCAMPR] recently issued a call for workshop and paper proposals for its Annual Conference, “Isolation, Violence, Hope and Communion,” slated to be held at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Glenview, IL November 7-9, 2019. Proposals for presentations should reflect professional, academic discussion on critical issues regarding the helping professions and pastoral care, specifically as it relates to our Orthodox Christian faith. OCAMPR wishes to encourage an Orthodox approach to the topics that are addressed, informed by psychology and medicine. While presentations reflecting the Conference theme are encouraged, other subjects…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA The first-ever national state-by-state directory of the active local and regional Orthodox Clergy Brotherhoods and associated Pan-Orthodox laity organizations has been published by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. Thirty-six local or regional Orthodox Clergy Brotherhoods and nine Pan-Orthodox laity organizations are listed in this directory. For each Clergy Brotherhood, the directory offers contact information and, if available, website and Facebook page. We welcome any information that can help to improve and expand this directory. If you are aware of any other active local or regional Orthodox Clergy Brotherhoods and…

Source: Public Orthodoxy By Alison Kolosova Jerusalem was an appropriate location for an international group of scholars to meet after the feast of Christ’s Nativity to present their vision of how Orthodox scholarship could engage more effectively with the issues of our contemporary world. A fifteen-minute walk from our hotel through the chic, modern shopping arcades of downtown Jerusalem brought us to the Old City where before breakfast one morning we found ourselves standing at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher alongside a Coptic bishop, priests and nuns. They gladly gave us their blessing and holy bread as crowds pressed in to…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Detroit, October 5 – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States began the 2nd day of its annual meeting with a special forum dedicated to the important subject of religious freedom. Three highly accomplished scholars presented: Dr. Charles Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Center and Vice President of the Newseum Institute, delivered an overview of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and its central role in protecting the free exercise of one’s faith in America’s public square. He encouraged the hierarchs to study how Orthodox…

Source: Russian Orthodox Church Department of External Church Relations On 29 March 2016, the first meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church began at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, near Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland (Patriarchate of Constantinople). The Pan-Orthodox Secretariat was established in compliance with a decision of the Synaxis of Primates of the Local Churches held in Chambésy on January 21-28. Each generally recognized autocephalous Church delegated one representative to make up the Secretariat. According to the decision of the Synaxis,…

Source: Pravolavie This summer, Father Vladimir and Matushka Suzanne Aleandro of Christ the Savior Church in Southbury, Connecticut, will head back to Kenya for their fourth mission trip with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). Father says he and Matushka’s work with the people of Turkana has deepened their faith and expanded their horizons. “I grew up in an Italian household,” explains Father Vladimir. “My grandmother couldn’t read or write, but she could pray and I grew up watching her pray for missionaries who were all around the world. This stayed with me.” In 1991, Father founded Christ the Savior…