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All Auxiliaries / Family Life Conference – June 23-26, 2016 at Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, Michigan. CLICK HERE for registration information...Episcopate Congress, Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, MI - September 1-4, 2016. Schedule & Hotel Information.

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- 05/25/16

Ecumenical Patriarchate Provides Resources for Holy and Great Council

NEW YORK –  [Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in 1200 years, is being supported with both digital communications and a multilingual team of experts. A website,, provides background information on the Holy and Great Council, which will meet in Crete June 16-27 and gathers representatives from the 14 autocephalous (internally self-governing) Orthodox Churches to discuss issues ranging from the mission of the Orthodox Church in the modern world and its relations with other Christian churches, to the importance of fasting and the sacrament of marriage....

- 05/19/16

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

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- 04/27/16



- 04/08/16

Press Release of the Episcopate Council of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America 
[Grass Lake, Michigan – April 8, 2016] On April 2nd, 2016, the Episcopate Council met under the presidency of His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel, and discussed administrative, canonical and educational-pastoral matters....

Comunicat de Presă al Consiliului Eparhial al Episcopiei Ortodoxe Romane din America 
[Grass Lake, Michigan – 8 Aprilie 2016] În data de 2 aprilie 2016, s-a întâlnit Consiliul Eparhial sub președinția Înaltpreasfințitului Părinte Arhiepiscop Nathaniel. S-au dezbătut probleme de natură administrativă, canonică și pastoral-educațională....

- 03/24/16

The Sunday of Orthodoxy visit of Metropolitan Tikhon to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

ISTANBUL, TURKEY [OCA] As reported earlier, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon had accepted the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to concelebrate at the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Church of Saint George in the Phanar district here on the Sunday of Orthodoxy—March 19-20, 2016.

Earlier, Metropolitan Tikhon had accepted similar invitations from Patriarch Bartholomew.  In December 2014, he visited the Holy Theological School of Halki and the Patriarchate with Archpriests John Jillions, OCA Chancellor, and Archpriests John Behr and Alexander Rentel of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY.  In June 2015, Metropolitan Tikhon and Father Alexander traveled to the Patriarchate in connection with the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA....

- 03/17/16

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

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- 12/22/15



- 12/17/15



Camp Vatra alumni and supporters, show your pride and support for Camp Vatra by purchasing a limited-edition Tshirt or Sweatshirt today!  All proceeds from this sale will go toward helping to fund another year of programs for our youth.

Due to popular demand, we are now offering these black & white shirts based on the commemorative t-shirts presented to our campers each year.  (Black & white seems to have been our most popular color combination!)

This is a limited time offer, so don't miss your chance to order now.  Once the sales campaign is over on January 15, shirts will no longer be available.  (All shirts will be printed and shipped after January 15.) 


Purchase online only at:


Please help spread the word (including “sharing” the above page on social media) so that our many former campers and friends will have the opportunity to participate. 


Thank you in advance for your continued support!

CLICK HERE for more information and to place your order!

- 09/23/15


The 83rd Episcopate Congress was held in Cleveland, Ohio from September 3-6, 2015. St. Mary Cathedral hosted the event. On Thursday morning, the clergy attended the Divine Liturgy. Following breakfast, the clergy met in the atrium of the Cathedral’s Cultural Center for the annual clergy conference. At the opening of the conference, the Archbishop referred to the statement posted on the Episcopate website regarding His Grace, Bishop Irineu (see

- 09/01/15


(September 1, 2015 – Grass Lake, MI) The Episcopate Office has been notified by the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations (ORSMA) of the Orthodox Church in America, that His Grace, Bishop Irineu (Duvlea), Bishop of Dearborn Heights and Auxiliary Bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, is being investigated for allegations of sexual misconduct....


(2015-09-01 - Grass Lake, MI) Cancelaria Episcopiei a fost notificată de către Biroul de Investigare și Revizuire a Acuzațiilor de Abatere Sexuală (ORSMA) a Bisericii Ortodoxe din America despre faptul că Preasfințitul Părinte Irineu (Duvlea), Episcop de Dearborn Heights și Episcop Vicar al Episcopiei Ortodoxe Române din America, este cercetat pentru acuzația de comportament sexual neadecvat....

- 07/28/15

How to Expand the Mission - A Video Presentation by the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America at the 18th Annual All-America Council of the Orthodox Church in America

CLICK HERE to view the video.

- 05/06/15

Funeral of Archimandrite Roman

A photo gallery from the funeral of Archimandrite Roman (Braga) is now posted. CLICK HERE.

Photos courtesy of Subdeacon Tom Rosco.

- 04/29/15

Memory Eternal: Archimandrite Roman Braga

RIVES JUNCTION, MI [OCA]  Archimandrite Roman [Braga], 93, of the Monastery of the Holy Dormition here fell asleep in the Lord shortly before midnight on the evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015....

- 03/30/15

Holy Synod responds to Assembly of Bishops’ “Common Starting Point”

SYOSSET, NY [OCA]  In a document dated March 15, 2015, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America offered a response to the Chairman and Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America with regard to the “Common Starting Point” for Canonical and Regional Planning.

The text of the six-page document is available here.

- 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.

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. 

- 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.

- 05/16/13


- 05/16/13


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- 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

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- 03/05/13

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

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- 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. ...

- 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...

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

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

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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

- 08/29/12

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

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

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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. 

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

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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

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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


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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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