The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/ 60 Memory Eternal - Fr. Mihai Cociu [UPDATED} http://www.roea.org/news_171020_1.html Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/Clergy/Cociu.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=62&percent=100"><p>London, Ontario - Canada. On Friday, October 20, 2017, Rev. Father Mihai Cociu peacefully fell asleep in the Lord at age 63 after a year-long battle with cancer, with family by his side at University Hospital....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_171020_1.html Asociatia PRO VITA is St Vladimir Seminary's 2017 #GivingTuesday Partner - View Video http://www.roea.org/news_171018_1.html Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Pro-Vita-Giving-Tuesday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><a href="http://www.svots.edu/givingtuesday"><strong>Visit our #GivingTuesday resource page and access tools you'll need to help us spread the word!</strong></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/237111493?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Last fall on November 29, 2016, people from around the world gave generously to St. Vladimir's Seminary&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.givingtuesday.org/">#GivingTuesday</a>&nbsp;campaign&mdash;$127,800! (#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and its annual place on the calendar reminds people globally to give to non-profits and charitable causes.) Our school in turn gave 10% of what it received to&nbsp;<a href="http://ieira.edu.gt/index.php">IEIRA</a>, an online university in Guatemala that gives hope and a future to Orthodox youth from Hogar Rafael Ayau and San Miguel de Lago orphanages.<br /><br /><strong>This year,</strong>&nbsp;our seminary<strong>&nbsp;will once again participate in #GivingTuesday, scheduled for&nbsp;</strong>Tuesday, November 28, and once again, it will&nbsp;<strong>be tithing 10% of the total funds raised to our select non-profit partner for 2017:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=ro&amp;u=http://www.asociatiaprovita.org/&amp;prev=search">Pro Vita Association for the Born and Unborn</a>&nbsp;in Romania, an organization that provides healthcare and education to family members in need. Pro Vita encourages the well being of family units being torn apart by economic stress, and often prevents the heartbreaking decision by a desperate mother to abort her unborn child.</p> <p>&ldquo;We can impact an incredible number of people if we give to St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary on #GivingTuesday, November 28,&rdquo; said Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of the seminary. &ldquo;If we can raise $100,000 on #GivingTuesday, our alms will not only help seminarians in here in New York&nbsp;<em>but also&nbsp;</em>families in Romania.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Also, although we build up to a fever pitch on the actual day of #GivingTuesday, folks can give beforehand (<a href="https://www.svots.edu/support/gt">here</a>) if it&rsquo;s more convenient for them, and we&rsquo;ll simply count those funds in our final total,&rdquo; Fr. Chad remarked. &ldquo;In fact, I want to thank&nbsp;<a href="https://www.svots.edu/node/add/holyghostbpt.org">Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, CT</a>, as the first parish to give to #GivingTuesday 2017, with their give of $1,000.</p> <p>&ldquo;As we launch our campaign,&rdquo; he continued, &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to encourage other parishes and individuals to join in the spirit and raise funds for our seminary operations and student services. A multitude of resources may be found on our website&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/gt2017toolkit.pdf">#GivingTuesday 2017 Toolkit</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Thanks to all our friends and alumni in advance, and let the fun and spirit of giving reign!,&rdquo; he concluded.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_171018_1.html An Update on Hurricane Harvey Efforts from IOCC http://www.roea.org/news_170906_1.html Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/IOCC-Harvey.jpg&archive=0&final_h=275&final_w=700&percent=70"><table border="0" width="595" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p class="yiv4785630565emailcontentmain">Thank you for your tremendous outpouring of prayers and support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. We ask you to keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey in your prayers and also those now facing Hurricane Irma.&nbsp;IOCC has been in the region since early last week providing care and we will continue to be in the Houston region and Louisiana for weeks and months to come....</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170906_1.html Archpriest Leonte S. Copacia, Jr. Fallen Asleep in the Lord http://www.roea.org/news_170817_1.html Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Fr-Leo-funeral-announcement--PIC.jpg&archive=0&final_h=800&final_w=585&percent=50"></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170817_1.html Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration marks 50th year http://www.roea.org/news_170811_1.html Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Transfiguration-Monastery/Mother-Christophora.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>By Louise Carroll For <a href="https://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/local_news/orthodox-monastery-of-the-transfiguration-marks-th-year/article_ae2a776a-7c67-11e7-bfad-47b25c460397.html">The Ellwood City Ledger</a></p> <p>WAYNE TWP. -- On a warm, sunny day 50 years ago, the faithful gathered with bishops, clergy and public officials to perform a prayer service and to break ground on a new monastery.</p> <p>The ground was blessed on Aug. 11, 1967, for the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Wayne Township....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170811_1.html SOLIA-THE HERALD March - July 2017 Now Posted http://www.roea.org/news_170809_1.html Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Solia/2017/Solia_Mar_Jul_2017_cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p><a href="/files/Solia%20The Herald/Solia_Mar_Jul_2017_compressed.pdf">Click here</a> to read the March - July 2017 issue of <em>Solia - the Herald</em>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170809_1.html ORDER, JUDGMENT AND DECREE http://www.roea.org/news_170728_1.html Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p>Certain procedures were initiated in the late summer of 2015 against then-Bishop Irineu (Duvlea), at that time the Auxiliary Bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA) and Abbot of Holy Ascension Orthodox Christian Monastery (later renamed Holy Ascension <em>Romanian</em> Orthodox Christian Monastery [unauthorized change]), as a consequence of oral reports made to me in my capacity as Archbishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America regarding possible sexual and other misconduct on the part of then-Bishop Irineu. In the course of these procedures, then-Bishop Irineu was officially put on leave of absence which restricted&nbsp; the performance of his clerical and administrative duties pending the investigation of these allegations by a letter dated August 25, 2015, forwarded to me by Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and by a letter from the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations (ORSMA) of the Orthodox Church in America, dated August 25, 2015, which was addressed to then-Bishop Irineu. On September 1, 2015, a Response Team was appointed to investigate these matters....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170728_1.html DISPOZITIE, JUDECATA SI DECRET http://www.roea.org/news_170727_1.html Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p>&Icirc;n vara anului 2015 au fost demarate anumite proceduri &icirc;mpotriva fostului Episcop Irineu (Duvlea), la acel moment Episcop-vicar al Episcopiei Ortodoxe Rom&acirc;ne din America (ROEA) și stareț al M&acirc;năstirii Creștin Ortodoxe &bdquo;&Icirc;nălțarea Domnului&rdquo; (titlu ulterior schimbat &icirc;n Mănăstirea <em>Rom&acirc;nească</em> Creștin Ortodoxă &bdquo;&Icirc;nălțarea Domnului&rdquo; [o schimbare neautorizată]), ca urmare a unor declarații făcute mie &icirc;n calitate de Arhiepiscop al Episcopiei Ortodoxe Rom&acirc;ne din America (ROEA), av&acirc;nd ca subiect posibile abateri de natură sexuală și disciplinară atribuite Episcopului Irineu. Pe durata acestor proceduri, &icirc;n așteptarea cercetării acestor acuzații, Episcopul Irineu a fost suspendat, fiind privat de funcțiile sale clericale și administrative, prin scrisoarea din 25 august 2015, trimisă mie de către Mitropolitul Tikhon, Primatul Bisericii Ortodoxe din America, precum și prin scrisoarea primită de la Biroul pentru Verificarea Acuzațiilor de Abuz Sexual (ORSMA) al Bisericii Ortodoxe din America, datată 25 august 2015, adresată fostului episcop Irineu. La 1 septembrie 2015, a fost numită o Comisie de Investigare pentru a cerceta respectivele acuzații....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170727_1.html Mesajul Pastoral al IPS Nathaniel http://www.roea.org/news_170701_2.html Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p>29 iunie 2017<br /> Sf. Ap. Petru și Pavel&nbsp;</p> <p>Preacucernici și Preacuviosi Părinți și&nbsp;Iubiți Credincioși ai de Dumnezeu păzitei noastre Episcopii,&nbsp;</p> <p>Cu ad&acirc;ncă &icirc;ntristare, vă &icirc;mpărtășesc vestea primită de la Cancelaria Bisericii Ortodoxe din America, &icirc;n dimineața zilei de 28 iunie 2017, &icirc;n legătură cu statutul fostului nostru episcop vicar Irineu (Duvlea).</p> <p>Sf&acirc;ntul Sinod al Episcopilor Bisericii Ortodoxe in America s-a &icirc;ntrunit &icirc;n data de 21 iunie 2017 la Biserica &bdquo;Sf&acirc;ntul Dumitru&rdquo; din Jackson, Michigan și a convocat Tribunalul Sinodal pentru a asculta și considera anumite acuzații aduse &icirc;mpotriva episcopului vicar Irineu. &Icirc;n urma analizării și considerării probelor prezentate, Sf&acirc;ntul Sinod a hotăr&acirc;t că Episcopul Irineu trebuie depus din treapta arhieriei și din r&acirc;ndul clerului, fiind redus la statutul de simplu monah....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170701_2.html 2017 Episcopate Congress Schedule & Accommodations http://www.roea.org/news_170711_1.html Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p style="text-align: center;"><span class="PARAGRAPH_TITLE"><strong>Episcopate Congress 2017</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Thursday, August 31 &ndash; Sunday, September 3, 2017<br /></strong><strong>Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, Michigan</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Thursday<br /></strong>Clergy Conference / Episcopate Council Meeting</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Friday &amp; Saturday<br /></strong>Episcopate Congress Sessions</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Sunday<br /></strong>Hierarchal Divine Liturgy / Closing Banquet<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>HOTEL INFORMATION</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">(<strong>mention &ldquo;ROEA Congress&rdquo; for rate </strong>)<br /><strong>All hotels in Michigan are now non-smoking</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Holiday Inn &ndash; Jackson | (517) 789-9600 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /></strong><strong>2696 Bob McClain Dr., Jackson, MI<br /></strong><strong>(behind MEIER, North side of I-94 @ Airport Rd.)<br /></strong><strong>Booking Deadline: 07/30/2017<br /></strong>Rate: $135.00/night + 11% taxes<br />Fitness center, business center, indoor pool, free Wi-Fi. <br />Breakfast buffet $8.95<br />Online booking code: REO&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Holiday Inn Express &ndash; Jackson | (517) 788-6400 &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /></strong><strong>3506 Oneil Dr., Jackson, MI<br /></strong><strong>(South side of I-94 @ Airport Rd. exit)<br /></strong><strong>Booking Deadline: 07/31/2017<br /></strong>Rate: $135.00/night + 11% taxes &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Free breakfast, indoor pool, free Wi-Fi</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Comfort Inn &ndash; Jackson | (517) 768-0088<br /></strong><strong>2</strong><strong>435 Shirley Dr., Jackson, MI<br /></strong><strong>(East side of US-127 near Red Lobster)<br /></strong><strong>Booking Deadline: 07/30/2017<br /></strong>2 Queen - Rate: $110/night + 11% taxes<br />Single King - Rate: $110/night + 11% taxes<br />Suite (2 Queen) - Rate: $120/night + 11% taxes<br />Free breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170711_1.html Pastoral Message of Archbishop Nathaniel http://www.roea.org/news_170701_1.html Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p>June 29, 2017<br /> Holy Apostles Peter and Paul&nbsp;</p> <p>Reverend Fathers and Beloved Faithful of our God-protected Episcopate:&nbsp;</p> <p>With profound sadness, I share with you the news received from the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America on the morning of June 28, 2017, in regard to the status of our former Vicar Bishop Irineu Duvlea.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America met on June 21, 2017, at St. Demetrius Church in Jackson, Michigan, and convened a Spiritual Court to hear and consider certain accusations brought against Vicar Bishop Irineu. &nbsp;Following the review and consideration of the evidence presented, the Holy Synod determined that Bishop Irineu should be deposed from the episcopacy and the ranks of the clergy and reduced to the state of lay monk....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170701_1.html Mesajul pentru Ziua Naționala a Canadei și Aniversarea de 150 de ani http://www.roea.org/news_170701_4.html Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Canada_flag.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>1 iulie 2017&nbsp;</p> <p>Preacucernici Părinți și&nbsp;Iubiți Credincioși ai Episcopiei noastre din cuprinsul Canadei,&nbsp;</p> <p>Cu ocazia Zilei Naționale a Canadei și la &icirc;mplinirea a 150 de ani de la proclamare confederației canadiene, ne alăturăm tuturor celor care astăzi sărbătoresc această aniversare cu g&acirc;nd de recunoștiință și mulțumire lui Dumnezeu pentru darurile revărsate peste această țară și locuitorii săi....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170701_4.html Message for Canada Day and 150th Anniversary http://www.roea.org/news_170701_3.html Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Logos/Canada_flag.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>July 1, 2017<br /> <br /> Reverend Fathers and<br /> Beloved Faithful of our Episcopate in Canada,<br /> <br /> On the occasion of Canada's National Day and the celebration of 150 years since the proclamation of the Canadian Confederation, we join all those who celebrate this anniversary today with gratitude and thanksgiving to the Lord for the abundance He has provided to this nation and its inhabitants....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170701_3.html Memory Eternal! + Kh. (Preoteasa) Stefanie Yazge http://www.roea.org/news_170629_1.html Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/kh_stefanie_yazge.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=65&percent=100"><p>(<a href="http://antiochian.org/memory-eternal-kh-stefanie-yazge">Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America</a> - June 29, 2017) With great sadness, and with the hope of the Resurrection, Khouriyee Dr. Stefanie Yova Yazge suddenly fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of June 29, 2017, the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul. Kh. Stefanie is the wife of Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Yazge, director of the Antiochian Village Camp. They have three children: Matthew, Mark and Alexis....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170629_1.html The Holy Synod renders decision concerning Bishop Irineu http://www.roea.org/news_170628_1.html Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Documents/ROEA_Archpastoral_Letter_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>SYOSSET, NY [OCA] --&nbsp;During their annual retreat held in Michigan on June 19-23, 2017, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held a special session convening the Synodal Court which<ins datetime="2017-06-26T22:46"><span style="color: #008080;">&nbsp;</span></ins>canonically deposed the Bishop Irineu (Duvlea), Auxiliary Bishop of the ROEA, from the status and all sacred functions of the episcopacy, removed him from the ranks of the clergy, and returned him to the status of a lay monk.</p> <p>The letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon to the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America reads as follows....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170628_1.html SFÂNTUL SINOD COMUNICA DECIZIA REFERITOARE LA EPISCOPUL IRINEU http://www.roea.org/news_170628_2.html Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Documents/ROEA_Archpastoral_Letter_RO_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p><span lang="RO"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype'; font-size: medium;">SYOSSET, NY (OCA) -&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="RO"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype'; font-size: medium;">Pe durata retragerii (spirituale) anuale, care a avut loc &icirc;n Michigan &icirc;n perioada 19-23 iunie 2017, membrii Sf&acirc;ntului Sinod al Episcopilor Bisericii Ortodoxe &icirc;n America au convocat o sesiune specială a Curții Sinodale, care a depus pe Episcopul Irineu (Duvlea), Episcop Vicar al ROEA, din treapta de episcop și din toate funcțiile episcopale, precum și din toate treptele clericale, reduc&acirc;ndu-l la statutul de simplu monah.</span></span></p> <p><span lang="RO"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype'; font-size: medium;">Scrisoarea Preafericirii Sale, Mitropolitul Tikhon, adresată Episcopiei Ortodoxe Rom&acirc;ne din America, comunică următoarele.</span></span></p> <p><span lang="RO"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype'; font-size: medium;"><a href="/files/News/ROEA_Archpastoral_Letter_RO.pdf">Apasați aici să citiți scrisoarea P.F. Mitropolit Tikhon</a>.</span></span>&nbsp;</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170628_2.html PASCHAL PASTORAL LETTER OF ARCHBISHOP NATHANIEL http://www.roea.org/news_170407_3.html Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Seasonal/invierea_domnului_sfintele_pasti.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=82&percent=100"><p><strong>PASTORAL LETTER OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP NATHANIEL FOR PASCHA 2017</strong></p> <p><a href="/files/Pastoral%20Letters/Pascha_Pastoral_Letter_2017_border.pdf">ENGLISH</a> / <a href="/files/Pastoral%20Letters/Scrisoare_Pastorala_Pasti_2017_border.pdf">ROMANIAN</a></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170407_3.html Free Book Promotion: Metropolitan Serafim Joanta http://www.roea.org/news_170407_2.html Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Metr-Serafim-book.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=60&percent=100"><p>The book "Treasures of Romanian Christianity: Hesychast Tradition and Culture," written by Metropolitan Serafim Joanta, will be available for free in e-book (Amazon Kindle) format on Lazarus Saturday, Palm Sunday and on Holy Pascha (April 8-9, 16, 2017) at the the following link: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IQJYTYK">https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IQJYTYK</a>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170407_2.html Baby Maria Elena Sauca Update http://www.roea.org/news_170407_1.html Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Maria-Elena-Sauca.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=50&percent=100"><p><strong>Paschal Appeal - $19,000 raised but $13,000 still needed</strong></p> <p>In order for <a href="http://www.nobodyschildren.org/">Maria Elena Sauca</a> to receive the <strong>follow-up operations she needs on April 24 and May 1, 2017</strong> in Royal Oak, Michigan, $13,000 is still needed. Please make a donation during the Paschal season. Donation information (checks and online) is listed below at the end of the letter from <a href="http://www.nobodyschildren.org/"><em>Nobody's Children</em></a>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170407_1.html SOLIA-THE HERALD January/February 2017 Now Posted http://www.roea.org/news_170110_1.html Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Solia/Solia_Jan_Feb_2017_cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p><a href="http://roea.org/files/Solia%20The%20Herald/Solia_Jan_Feb_2017.compressed.pdf">Click here</a> to read the January/February 2017 issue of <em>Solia - The Herald</em>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170110_1.html Report of Spiritual Consistory of ROEA concerning Priest Gheorghe Carstea http://www.roea.org/news_170106_1.html Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Carstea-Report.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p><em>The Episcopate is forced to make the following report public today (January 6, 2017) as a result of misinformation being distributed by some members of the Parish Council of St. Nicholas Parish, Troy, Michigan, related to the suspension and retirement of Rev. Gheorghe Carstea, effective January 1, 2017.</em></p> <p><a href="/files/News/Resume_Spiritual_Consistory_Rev_Gheorghe_Carstea.pdf">CLICK HERE to read the Report</a>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_170106_1.html Preoteasa Alice Lipan Nenson - Memory Eternal! http://www.roea.org/news_161213_1.html Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/Alice-Nenson_color.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=76&percent=100"><p><strong>Preoteasa Alice nee Lipan Nenson</strong> passed away December 9, 2016, having fulfilled her purpose in life - "to love and be loved". In her last days, her room at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice was overflowing with her family and loved ones....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161213_1.html HELP MARIA - Make a Christmas Miracle Happen http://www.roea.org/news_161212_1.html Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/News/Maria.Elena.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=52&percent=100"><p>The 25-year old charity, <a href="http://www.nobodyschildren.org/">Nobody's Children</a>, a 501(c)(3)(a) tax-exempt organization founded in 1991 in New Hampshire, is working urgently with Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr. and Dr. Michael Trese of <a href="http://arcpc.org/our-physicians/">Associated Retinal Consultants from The William Beaumont Hospital</a> in Royal Oak, MI, the world's experts in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), to help <strong>Maria Elena Sauca of Maramures, Romania</strong>. Maria is a &nbsp;7 mo old infant with rapidly progressive blindness who needs surgery urgently to prevent further visual loss. <strong>Her operation is scheduled for Jan 9, 2017</strong>. <a href="http://www.nobodyschildren.org/">Please contribute toward this $24,000-26,000 surgery. </a>Thank you in advance for any support you can find to help this beautiful little girl. All the donations received via the <a href="http://www.nobodyschildren.org/">PayPal link on Nobody's Children website</a> will go toward helping Maria receive this surgery.&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Parishes are encouraged to make an urgent appeal to their parishioners via email / Facebook or other social media to meet the deadline.</span>&nbsp;Click <a href="/files/News/Maria-Elena-Sauca-appeal-letter.pdf">here</a> and <a href="/files/News/ROP.2016.PROJECT.SUMMARY.pdf">here</a> for more information.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161212_1.html Thy Will Be Done: Strategic Leadership, Planning, and Management for Christians http://www.roea.org/news_161025_1.html Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/thy_will_be_done.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=63&percent=100"><p>Source: <a href="http://www.svspress.com/thy-will-be-done-strategic-leadership-planning-and-management-for-christians/">St Vladimir's Seminary Press</a></p> <p>Peter Danilchick, a protodeacon [<a href="http://roea.orthodoxws.com/parishes.html?type=details&amp;id=69">Protection of the Mother of God Church, Falls Church VA - Romanian Diocese</a>] and retired corporate executive, brings his experience and expertise to bear on the meaning, challenges, and techniques of strategic leadership, planning, and management for Christians in his new book: Thy Will Be Done: Strategic Leadership, Planning, and Management for Christians. Many books examine these skills from a business perspective, but none have incorporated the timeless wisdom of the Orthodox faith. Thy Will Be Done serves as a bridge between the ecclesiastical and corporate worlds, drawing on Scripture and the Church fathers, together with the strategies and best practices of the business world....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161025_1.html