St. Tikhon’s Seminary Continuing Clergy Education Symposium
SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS] - In association with its 75th Anniversary Celebration, Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here will host its 2013 Continuing Clergy Education Symposium June 18-20, 2013. Speakers and presentation themes to be featured include the following. . . .
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....
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. ...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY [OCA] - Nun Theodora, 66, fell asleep in the Lord unexpectedly here on Friday, February 22, 2013.
Born Mary Ellen Meyers, she entered monastic life in 1986 at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA, under the spiritual guidance of the late Very Reverend Mother Abbess Benedicta. She came to monastic life after receiving a PhD in French from Columbia University and teaching at The Nightingale-Bramford School, New York, NY. ...
Assembly of Bishops Posts Minutes, Budget and Articles of Incorporation
The Assembly of Bishops has releasedminutesfrom 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 assummary minutes.
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. . . .
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.
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
SYOSSET, NY [OCA]
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...
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
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
SYOSSET, NY [OCA CSHA] 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
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jos este un fragment dintr-un email trimis noaptea trecută membrilor
Sfântului Sinod de către Prea Cucernicul Părinte John Jillions,
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
Dumnezeu să vă binecuvinteze!
From His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel:
Christ is in our midst. He is and always shall be!
Although it is already posted on theOrthodox 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,
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:
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
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
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
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
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, www.ROEA.org, 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.
[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, http://www.ROEA.org, 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.