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Source: Solia – The Herald Since 1936, when America was coming out of the Great De­pression, the expression “the Spirit of Cleve­land” ever alludes to the greatly resilient spirit of our nation. Ever since, Cleveland has stood out on the national level in many other ways. The Cleveland Orchestra, the Art Museum, NASA, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are just a few as­pects of Cleveland’s outstanding character. From an Orthodox Christian perspective, Cleveland’s spirit is evident in its 24 Orthodox churches and dynamic pan-Orthodox life, which led it to be labeled by the Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)…

Resurrection Pastoral Letter 2019 + NATHANIEL By the Mercy of God, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America To the beloved clergy, monastics and pious faithful of our God-protected Episcopate: Grace, mercy and peace from God, and from us our fatherly love and hierarchal blessing. “Glory be to him who can keep you from falling and bring you safe to his glorious presence, innocent and happy. To God, the only God, who saves us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, be the glory, majesty, authority and power, which he had before time began, now and forever. Amen.”  (Jude 1:…

Source: Orthodox Christianity Ann Arbor, MI —  The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA), a diocese of the Orthodox Church of America, has published a short message noting that it won an appeals case against the defrocked former Bishop Irineu. The statement reads: We are happy to report that the Michigan Court of Appeals recently decided in favor of the Episcopate in the civil court case against Ascension Monastery (also known as Holy Trinity Monastery) and Adrian M. Lupu-Leica. The decision of the Court is available at the following link: https://roea.org/files/Legal/MI_Court_of_Appeals_Decision.PDF. With blessings and all good wishes, +Archbishop Nathaniel It was announced in…

Source: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America PASTORAL LETTER 2016 The Birth of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ  “And I will make my home among them; and live with them; ‘I will be their God and they shall be my people’.” (2 Cor. 6:16; Lev. 26:11-19) Beloved Spiritual Children in Christ: Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics and Devout Faithful of our God-protected Episcopate: Dearly Beloved, Once again, after a long year, we are today celebrat­ing the birth of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus Christ, the Light of the world! The burden of the weeks and months, the cares and…

Source: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America [CLINTON, MI – August 12, 2016] With sadness, we report the fact that around noon on Friday, August 12, the church of Ascension of the Lord Monastery in Clinton, Michigan burned down. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown. His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel together with Rev. Fr. Vicar Dan Hoarste traveled to the monastery to be with the monastic community immediately following the fire. During this difficult time, we pray to God to give peace and comfort to the monastic community during this difficult test. Out of concern and a display of support, the…

Source: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Yesterday, I was buried with you, O Christ. Today, I rise with you in your arising. Yesterday, I was crucified with you, O Savior; therefore, glorify me together with you in Your Kingdom.  Dear Beloved: Christ is risen! On this great day of rejoicing, our hearts reflect on the goodness of God and the depths of his love for us. On this holiest of holy days, we are reminded of the continuous concern and the marvelous plan that the Creator has established for all mankind and forever. What was created “good” was abused, and…

Source: Solia – The Herald by Psa. Nicole Mitescu I remember when I was newly married and had just started attending an Orthodox church. People would complain about how their children were refusing to come to church any more, and how when they left the family home, they often left the church entirely. So this is far from a new problem, and there must be hundreds if not thousands of articles written not only by Orthodox authors, but also by writers in many other religious groups, who are facing the same problem: children are not following their parents’ footsteps in…

Polycarp Books “I believed, and so I spoke.” (2 Cor. 4:13) Recently, we received and included into the Heritage Center collection the book, “The Servant of All – Archbishop Nathaniel Popp: Thirty Years of Leadership, 1980-2010,” edited by Ian G. Pac-Urar, Polycarp Books, 2011, 388 pages. The book includes an “Editor’s Note” and a “Foreword” by the Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of all America, Jonah, and five Appendices. The book includes articles, letters and addresses selected from the writings of Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (“Vatra”). As it is said in the Editor’s Note: “The…