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- 11/09/14

Solia - The Herald (September/October 2014 issue) now posted! 


- 09/20/14

Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful and a statement on the Middle East.

Both texts can be found here: Message to the Faithful and Statement on the Middle East

In other business, the Assembly reviewed and approved the 2015 budget. Assembly VI will be held September 15-17, 2015. The location is to be determined.

Documents pertaining to Assembly V, including the minutes, 2015 budget and committee reports, will be forthcoming on the Assembly's website.

- 09/19/14

OCA Holy Synod issues Preliminary Response to canonical restructuring proposals by the Assembly of Bishops

Source: Orthodox Church in America

[Syosset, NY]  A Preliminary Response of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to proposals with regard to canonical restructuring, a topic of discussion at the fifth meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America in Dallas, TX September 15-19, 2014, was issued and distributed to all bishops on September 17.


WHAT: College Age Retreat
WHERE: Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, Michigan
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 26 - 28, 2014 - arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday early afternoon
WHO: College students
SPEAKERS: Fr John Konkle and Fr Dan Hoarste
Confirm Participation: by September 24, 2014
COST: Free will donation
CONTACT: Fr Dan Hoarste, 517-522-4800 or

- 07/21/14


September 6-7, 2014: CLICK HERE for Convocation, Schedule & Hotel Information.

- 05/22/14

ORTHODOX INSTITUTE 2014 - October 30 - November 2, 2014 at Antiochian Village, Ligonier PA
CLICK HERE for flier.

- 04/16/14

Solia - The Herald (March/April 2014 issue) now posted!



The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal! Details are forthcoming.

Communiqué of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches - 03/11/14

(March 9, 2014 - Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) By the grace of God, the proceedings of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches concluded today, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The Synaxis took place at the Phanar from 6-9 March, 2014, at the invitation and under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and was attended by all the most venerable Primates in person, with the exception of His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch, who, due to illness, was represented by Hierarchs of his Church. 

- 03/03/14

Solia - The Herald (January/February 2014 issue) now posted!

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CLICK HERE to view the event flier in ENGLISH.

APĂSAŢI AICI pentru informaţie în limba ROMÂNĂ.

Episcopal Consecration of Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska - 02/22/14

ANCHORAGE, AK [OCA – February 22, 2014] – Faithful from parishes and villages across Alaska and the dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America began arriving early at the spacious Saint Innocent Cathedral here on the morning of Friday, February 21, 2014 for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect David [Mahaffey] was consecrated to the episcopacy as Bishop of Sitka and Alaska.

- 01/27/14

Assembly Faces Temporary Withdrawal of Participation by Hierarchs of Patriarchate of Antioch 

Archbishop Demetrios of America, Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, has issued the following statement in response to the temporary withdrawal of the Hierarchs of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America from their participation in the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. The Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch, in October 2013, decided to temporarily withdraw from all Assemblies of Canonical Orthodox Bishops around the world because of a jurisdictional issue in the Middle East. 

- 12/19/13

Pastoral Letter for The Feast of The Nativity of the Lord - 2013
+ His Eminence, Archbishop NATHANIEL


- 11/27/13

Information on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- At their Fall 2013 meeting, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved and issued a revised Policy, Standards, and Procedures on Sexual Misconductwith the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for all of the faithful. A new page featuring detailed information and resources is now available on the OCA web site at  Among the accessible resources are Policies, Standards, and Procedures of the Orthodox Church in America on Sexual Misconduct, a Summary and checklist of responsibilities and procedures, and Annual Parish Compliance Report forms.

- 11/20/13

College Conference West 2013 at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, California, December 27-30

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is gearing up to host their annual College Conferences!  We would like to ask for your help in promoting College Conference West 2013, held this year at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, California, December 27-30th.

- 11/07/13

Hundreds Attend Cleveland Assembly Forum

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America


[November 1, 2013] Nearly 300 clergy and laity attended a pan-Orthodox forum on Sunday, October 27 to learn about the Assembly of Bishops, pose questions, and comment on the progress of Orthodox unity in America. Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Bishop Peter of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia served as panelists, together with Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, member of the Assembly’s Secretariat.

- 10/17/13

Holy Synod elects Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] to Alaska See

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] was elected by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka and Alaska on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

- 10/08/13

In Memory - John G. Ghindia

CHAMPION, OH - John G. Ghindia, 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at his residence. John was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Niles, the son of John G. and Maria Ghindia Sr. He was a 1942 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. John retired in 1986 from GM Lordstown Fab Plant as a metal assembler after 18 years. From 1989 to 2004, he was the Champion Township Zoning Inspector.

He was a member of Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, one of the founding members of the American Romanian Orthodox Youth, and the Romanian Orthodox Brotherhood. . . .

- 09/23/13

Assembly IV Concludes; Assembly Issues Statements to the Faithful

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America 

[CHICAGO, IL - September 20, 2013] In the final day of its annual meeting, the Assembly agreed to issue two statements—one on the Church’s unchanging position on marriage and one expressing grave concern over the escalating violence in the Middle East. The Assembly also released a message to the faithful on the conclusion of Assembly IV. 

The three statements can be found here: statement on marriagestatement on violence in the Middle East; and message to the faithful

- 09/20/13

OCA Chancellor's Diary

By Fr. John Jillions (Orthodox Church in America)

Psalm 9

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will make all Thy wonders known.
(Psalm 9:1) / (First Antiphon, Nativity of Christ)

The heart has been understood in the Orthodox tradition as short-hand for one’s whole being. The Fathers frequently cite Proverbs 23:26 in this connection, “My son, give me your heart….” Likewise, the prayer of the heart, the Jesus Prayer, is meant to transform one’s entire way of thinking, feeling and behaving, in conformity with Jesus’ teaching that the greatest commandment is this: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matt 22:37). 

Although the precise formula of the Jesus Prayer varies, the most common is “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me [a sinner].” I recently came across an interview about the Prayer of the Heart with Father Roman Braga, the Romanian elder at the Monastery of the Dormition in Rives Junction, Michigan. 

- 09/12/13

Metropolitan Tikhon attends Romanian Episcopate Congress

GRASS LAKE, MI [ROEA/OCA] - The 81st Annual Episcopate Congress of the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America took place at the Diocesan Center “Vatra Romaneasca” (“Romanian Hearth”) here September 5-7, 2013.

This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the inaugural events that had taken place at the Vatra in 1938, when services were held and the property blessed by His Grace, Bishop Policarp [Morusca], the Episcopate’s first ruling bishop, and His Eminence, Archbishop Athenagoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.  As customary, the Congress is hosted by a parish or mission of the Episcopate.  Saint Elias Mission, Anjou, Quebec, Canada was this year’s host mission. Congress participants were blessed by the presence of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who attended all meetings and other Congress sessions.

- 08/23/13

IN MEMORY:  V Rev Fr Jon Sfera (UPDATED)
[HOLLYWOOD, FL - August 23, 2013] We were notified today of the falling asleep in the Lord of V Rev Fr Jon Sfera, retired priest of Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church in Hollywood, FL. At this point in time, the funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized, so we will update this announcement as soon as we have all of the details.

- 07/31/13

September 5-7, 2013
Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, Michigan

2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Dedication of Vatra Romaneasca; therefore, the 81st ROEA Church Congress will be held at Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, Michigan from September 5-7, 2013.

  • Thursday, Sept. 5: Clergy Conference
  • Friday, Sept. 6: Congress Sessions
  • Saturday, Sept. 7: Hierarchal Divine Liturgy and Banquet

More details available HERE.

Please CLICK HERE for the official announcement (in English & Romanian).

- 07/03/13


CLICK HERE to obtain an advertising contract for the coming year's Calendar.

- 06/11/13

Parish Ministries Conference to feature nearly three dozen individual workshops

[SYOSETT, NY - OCA]  A descriptive listing of the 30 workshops slated to be presented at the 2013 Parish Ministries Conference of the Orthodox Church in America, to be held at Marymount University, Arlington, VA July 10-13, 2013, is now available.  A detailed schedule and on-line registration forms may be found here.

- 05/16/13


- 05/16/13


CLICK HERE to view the message.

- 04/19/13

"They Gather Here No More" Video
The story of St. Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church in Terre Haute, Indiana and its closing.


- 03/21/13

The Enthronement Speech of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

Click Here to view the speech (in PDF format).

- 03/19/13

Metropolitan Tikhon attends Inauguration of Pope Francis

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon is one of a number of Orthodox hierarchs slated to attend the Inauguration of Pope Francis in Rome on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. . . .

- 03/15/13

Holy Synod of Bishops concludes spring session

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held its spring session at the Chancery here Tuesday through Thursday, March 12-14, 2013. ...

- 03/15/13

Metropolitan Tikhon sends Congratulations to newly-elected Pope Francis

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - In a letter dated March 14, 2013, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon offered congratulations to the newly elected Pope Francis. . . .

- 03/05/13

Letter from His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel to ROEA Monasteries regarding Sacraments

Click here to view the letter.

- 03/01/13

OCA Lesser Synod, Metropolitan Council conclude meetings

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - The Lesser Synod of Bishops and the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America met at the Chancery here February 25-28, 2013.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the sessions. Members of the Lesser Synod who participated included His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin; His Grace, Bishop Michael, secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops.  His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon also attended.

Highlights of the meeting, according to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, included the following....

- 02/28/13

Assembly of Bishops Makes Orthodox Christian Research Reports Available Online

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

The Assembly of Bishops Research Coordinator, Alexei Krindatch, has prepared a range of reports on Orthodox Christianity in America. Along with the following research summaries, the full reports are available in PDF format. ...

- 02/18/13

Seminar: "PARENTING"
Meeting the Critical Challenges of Effective Parenting

Speaker: Dr. John T. Chirban
Location: Antiochian Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia, Michigan
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 10am to 2 pm

CLICK HERE for event flyer.

Online registration available at:


- 02/11/13




-Start Your Planning Now-
Family Life/All-Auxiliaries Conference

“With Faith and Love, Draw Near”
July 4 – 7, 2013
Vatra Romaneasca

Listen to an audio interview about the Conference - CLICK HERE
(The segment starts at the 2:18 mark and goes until 7:46.)

- 02/08/13

Assembly of Bishops Posts Minutes, Budget and Articles of Incorporation

The Assembly of Bishops has released minutes from its most recent meeting (Assembly III), held in Chicago from September 10-12, 2012. Though the final minutes will not be approved until the next meeting of the Assembly, scheduled for the Fall of 2013, the Assembly presents these as summary minutes.

- 02/08/13

Department of Continuing Education begins work, issues survey

Source: Orthodox Church in America


At their January 28, 2013 meeting, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America established the Department of Continuing Education to provide for the ongoing development of clergy and lay leaders.  This action came in response to decisions made at the 16th All-American Council with regard to the Strategic Plan. . . .

- 01/21/13


Preoteasa Elizabeth “Betty Jane” Limbeson, wife of the late Priest John Limbeson, fell asleep in the Lord in Irvine, California, on Wednesday, January 17, 2013.

- 01/18/13


Preoteasa Victoria Moldovan, of Jameson Care Center, formerly of Buhl Terrace, Farrell and Reith Miller Road, West Middlesex, passed away peacefully of natural causes at 4:50 a.m.  on Friday, January 18, 2013 in Jameson Care Center, New Castle, Pennsylvania. She was 99. 

- 01/14/13

Calling All Debutantes! ROEA FamilyLife / All Auxiliaries Conference Cotillion Survey

Whether you're debutante age or not, please take a moment to complete this survey from the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.   Click here to access the survey.


- 12/17/12

Patriarch-Elect Youhanna (John) X of Antioch

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

His Eminence the Metropolitan Archbishop of Western and Central Europe has been elected Patriarch of the Great City-of-God Antioch and all the East. The Patriarch-elect Youhanna X (Yaziji) was elected by the members of the Holy Synod earlier today, December 17, during a special session held at the Balamand Patriarchal Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. Continued...

Metropolitan Tikhon calls for prayers in wake of Connecticut school shooting - 12/16/12


As widely reported in the media on Friday, December 14, 2012, twenty-six individuals—twenty of whom were elementary school children—perished at Sandy Hook School, Newtown, CT, when a lone 20-year-old gunman entered the school and opened fire on students and faculty alike.

Upon learning of the tragedy, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, released the following letter to the faithful. Continued...

- 12/10/12

The current issue (November/December 2012) of Solia-The Herald is posted!

His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel's Nativity Pastoral Letter 2012 is now posted. - 12/07/12

English   Romanian

His Beatitude, Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch and All of the East Falls Asleep in the Lord - 12/05/12

Source: Orthodox Church in America


Two days after he was admitted to Saint George Hospital here, His Beatitude, Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the East fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

Patriarch Ignatius had suffered a severe stroke on Monday, December 3, and had been under the care of physicians in the hospital’s intensive care unit.  He was 91 years old.  [See related story.] ...Continued

Metropolitan Tikhon addresses the Church in video address - 11/30/12

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - A video address to the Church, featuring His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, is now available for viewing on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The address was recorded on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the OCA Chancery in Syosset, NY....Continued

Letter of Thanks from Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the Episcopate Parishes' Donation for the Cathedral for the Nation's Salvation - 11/14/12

Click here (Romanian)

Related Story
Românii din America sprijină zidirea Catedralei Mântuirii Neamului -

Archbishop Tikhon elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada - 11/13/12

PARMA, OH [OCA]  His Eminence, Archbishop Tikhon, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America during the 17th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America at Holy Trinity Church here Tuesday, November 13, 2012. . . .continued

How parishes can help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts - 11/07/12

The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Service and Humanitarian Aid (CSHA) is encouraging all parishes to assist International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in providing emergency assistance to those suffering as a result of Hurricane Sandy. . . .continued

Third Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops - 09/13/12

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its third annual meeting for all member hierarchs, that is, all active canonical bishops in its region. The meeting was held from September 10-12, 2012, at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Forty-three bishops were in attendance. . . .continued

- 08/29/12

"This is Your Church" video:
The life and work of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.

Mitropolitul Jonah și-a prezentat demisia / Metropolitan Jonah tenders resignation - 07/09/12

Din partea Înalt Prea Sfințitului Arhiepiscop NATHANIEL:

Prea Cucernici Părinți:

Hristos în mijlocul nostru. Este și va fi!

Deși este anunțat pe websiteul Bisericii Ortodoxe în America (OCA) [trăducerea la], vreau ca să aflați și de la mine personal că Prea Fericitul Mitropolit Jonah și-a prezentat demisia din funcția de Primat al OCA printr-o scrisoare datată 6 iulie 2012 și a reafirmat această poziție în data de 9 iulie 2012.

Vă voi ține la curent cu alte informații atunci când acestea vor deveni disponibile.

Mai jos este un fragment dintr-un email trimis noaptea trecută membrilor Sfântului Sinod de către Prea Cucernicul Părinte John Jillions, Cancelarul OCA:

"...Vreau să vă asigur că Înalt Prea Sfințitul Mitropolit Jonah este acasă și a spus că dorește să colaboreze cu ceilalți episcopi pentru binele OCA, pentru pacea și stabilitatea familiei sale și pentru propria sa viitoare vocație arhierească.”

Dumnezeu să vă binecuvinteze!

Arhiepiscopul NATHANIEL

From His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel:

Dear Fathers:

Christ is in our midst. He is and always shall be!

Although it is already posted on the Orthodox Church in America website, I wanted you to know from me personally that His Beatitude JONAH tendered his resignation as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America in a letter dated July 6, 2012 and reiterated his desires on July 9, 2012. 

I will update you later as  further information is made available. 

Below is an excerpt from an email sent to the Holy Synod last night from Very Reverend John Jillions, Chancellor:

"I would like to reassure you that Met Jonah is at home and says he is willing to collaborate with the bishops for the good of the OCA, for the peace and stability of his family and for his own future episcopal vocation."

The Lord Bless.

Archbishop Nathaniel

Heaven Smiled [St. Nicholas Church, Regina, Saskatchewan] - 05/21/12

Heaven smiled and blessed St. Nicholas Parish with perfect weather as it celebrated its 110th Anniversary in Regina, SK, Canada, May 12 & 13, 2012. The occasion was blessed by a visit from His Eminence Nathaniel, Archbishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America and Canada. . . .continued


A New Book: Challenges of Orthodox Thought and Life
Reflections on Christian Foundations and Living Traditions
By Hieromonk Calinic (Berger) 185 pages. $15.00.

Challenges of Orthodox Thought and Life presents a series of short essays centered around essential and provocative questions of Christian belief and life, all meant to bring the reader into the spiritual arena, where the decisive challenge of salvation is presented. Based on the Holy Scriptures, engaging the living and patristic Tradition and informed by contemporary scholarship, these short reflections provide a source-book of knowledge and inspiration for a vibrant Orthodox faith in today's world.

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America: Year in Review - 02/23/12

In today’s secular society, which is often filled with meaningless rhetoric, it is encouraging to report that the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America is progressing toward its stated goals.

Recent achievements include the official incorporation of the Assembly on October 18, 2011 as the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America (ACOB). (It was formerly known as the “Episcopal Assembly” of North and Central America.) Last month an historic teleconference of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was held, bringing together representatives of all Orthodox jurisdictions in North America. On January 24 and 25, 2012, the Secretariat—which holds monthly teleconferences—held its second annual face-to-face meeting in Riverside, CA. . . .continued 

Sfinţirea Bisericii Sfânta Maria / Consecration of St. Mary Church - Anaheim, California - 11/22/11

Click on the following link to view a slide presentation:

Second Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America - 05/27/11

Issued from Chicago, IL on 27 May 2011 by the Secretariat of the Assembly

From May 25-27, the second annual Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America gathered for its meeting at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton. There was a total of 45 bishops in attendance. In addition, nearly all of the members were present at the Assembly: the Ecumenical Patriarchate, including the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and the Albanian Orthodox Diocese; the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese; the Patriarchate of Moscow, including the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia; the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas; the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church; and the Orthodox Church in America. Not represented were the American Carpatho-Russian Diocese, as they currently have no bishop, owing to the recent repose of Metropolitan Nicholas; the Georgian Orthodox Church, whose bishop resides in Georgia; most of the bishops of Canada and Mexico, as the Canadian bishops anticipate their own assembly, as do those of Mexico and Central America who have requested to join the Assembly of South America. The Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church were detained by the business of their Synod in Belgrade, which was in session at the same time, and by delays in travel caused by the volcanic ash over Europe, and so were not able to attend.

Archbishop Nathaniel, Bishop Irineu meet with western European Romanian bishops - 12/17/10

ROME, ITALY [OCA] -- His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate and His Grace, Bishop Irineu of Dearborn Heights, participated in a gathering of western European Romanian bishops, the theme of which was "Conscience and Canonical Orthodox Ecclesiology," at the headquarters of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Italy here during the last week of November 2010. Attending the gathering, the third of its kind, were bishops from the Metropolia of Western and Southern Europe and the Metropolia of Germany, Central and North Europe, according to the Romanian Patriarchate's news agency "Basilica."  Quoting His Grace, Bishop Siluan of Italy, Basilica reported that the meeting provided an opportunity for the hierarchs to share pastoral experiences in their respective regions and to discuss various aspects of mission, Christian identity, and the sharing of the faith and traditions in light of major westward emigration of Romanians witnessed since the fall of communism in Romania. During the gathering the hierarchs celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Rome's mid-second century Saint Callistus Catacombs. 

Statement of Clarification - 10/18/10

[ROEA Chancery - October 18, 2010] Concerned that unofficial internet postings distort and misrepresent the current status of the dialogue of reconciliation with our sister Romanian eparchy in North America, we offer the following information.  The Press Release posted on our website,, is the only official statement of the ROEA on this issue. We deplore any other postings that claim to report factual information from unknown “sources close to the Episcopate”. Such erroneous postings disinform and foster disunity in the Church and our Episcopate.                                                          

more information >


[Cancelaria ROEA, 18 Octombrie 2010] Preocupat de faptul că anumite comunicări neoficiale făcute pe internet deformează şi reprezintă eronat statutul curent al dialogului de reconciliere cu eparhia soră Ortodoxă Română din America de Nord, oferim următoarea clarificare.  Comunicatul de Presă publicat pe website-ul nostru,, este singura comunicare oficială din partea ROEA (Episcopiei Ortodoxe Romane din America) pe această temă. Deplângem orice alte declaraţii care pretind că rapoartează informaţii “factuale” provenite de la “unele surse apropiate Episcopiei.” Astfel de declaraţii eronate dezinformează şi alimentează dezbinare în Sf. Biserică şi în Episcopia noastră.

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America - Press Release - 10/04/10

[October 4, 2010] - The 78th Congress of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America was held October 1-2 at St Mary Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio.                                                                                                                        more information >

Comunicat de Presă
Cel de-al 78-lea Congres al Episcopiei Ortodoxe Române din America s-a ţinut în zilele de 1-2 octombrie, la Catedrala Sf. Maria din Cleveland, Ohio. 

MESSAGE issued by the Episcopal Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America May 26-28, 2010 - 05/28/10

  - Click here

Address of His Eminence ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS OF AMERICA, Chairman At the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America - - 05/26/10

  Click here

Clarificări din Partea Episcopiei Ortodoxe Române din America în legătură cu articolul "Schizma ortodocşilor români din SUA, aproape de final" (România liberă, 26 noiembrie 2009). - 11/30/09

APĂSAŢI AICI să citiţi.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew meets with Orthodox Primates of the USA - 10/29/09

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew meets with Orthodox Primates of the USA as reported by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas - Click here to read entire article.

Text of the Decision adopted in Chambesy in June regarding the “diaspora” and the Rules of Operation of Episcopal Assemblies in the Orthodox Diaspora - - 06/13/09

  Click here for full text.

Archbishop's Address to 2009 Episcopate Congress - 06/01/09

Address of His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel to the 77th Episcopate Congress, July 2009 - English / Romanian

A presentation concerning a Proposed Meeting of Hierarchs in North America to consider the administrative unification of the jurisdictions into one - by +Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit - CLICK HERE

Prayer Request
Please Pray for Members of the Episcopate Serving in the Armed Forces
St. George
Winnipeg, MB
Brown, STEVE
Sergeant Major
St. Mary
Chicago, IL
1st Lieutenant
Grand Rapids, MI
Master Sergeant
St. Michael
Aurora, IL
Haney, Dr. AARON
Sts. Constantine & Helen
Indianapolis, IN
Lieutenant Colonel
Holy Trinity
Miramar, FL
Holy Cross
Hermitage, PA
Master Corporal
St. Mary
Calgary, AB
Navel Lieutenant
Sts. Constantine & Helen
Indianapolis, IN
Madsen, KC
Naval Lieutenant
Sts. Constantine & Helen
Indianapolis, IN
Mogosanu, ANDREI
Navy Cadet
St. Mary
Calgary, AB
Slywka, DAVID
Master Corporal
St. George
Dysart, SK
Sofronie, MIHAI
St. Joseph
Hazleton, PA
T. Sergeant
St. Mary Cathedral
Cleveland, OH
Tolle, MICAH
Sts. Constantine & Helen
Indianapolis, IN
Wixson, BRANDON Eugene
Lance Corporal
Sts. Peter & Paul
Heights, MI

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