The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/ 60 http://www.roea.org/news_140722_1.html Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Solia/Solia_May_June_2014_Cover_resized.jpg&archive=0&final_h=70&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TITLE">Solia - The Herald (May/June 2014 issue) now posted!</span></p> <p><a href="/files/Solia%20The Herald/Solia_May_Jun_2014.compressed.pdf"><strong>CLICK HERE</strong></a></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140722_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_140721_1.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TITLE" style="color: #333399;"><strong>2014 EPISCOPATE CONGRESS </strong></span></p> <p><strong>September 6-7, 2014: <a href="/files/Congress/2014/Congress-2014-Convocation-Schedule-Hotels.pdf">CLICK HERE</a> for Convocation, Schedule &amp; Hotel Information.</strong></p> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140721_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_140416_1.html Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Solia/Solia_M_A_2014_Cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium; color: #000080;"><strong>Solia - The Herald (March/April 2014 issue) now posted!</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="/files/Solia%20The Herald/Solia_Mar_Apr_2014smallpdf.com.pdf">CLICK HERE</a></span></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140416_1.html MEMORY ETERNAL! HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN PHILIP http://www.roea.org/news_140320_1.html Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/metropolitanphilipmemorial.jpg&archive=0&final_h=37&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend&nbsp;<a href="http://antiochian.org/MetropolitanPhilip">Metropolitan Philip</a>&nbsp;(Saliba), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal! Details are forthcoming.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140320_1.html Communiqué of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches http://www.roea.org/news_140311_1.html Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/synaxis2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>(March 9, 2014 - <a href="http://patriarchate.org/documents/synaxis-2014-communique">Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople</a>) 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.&nbsp;</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140311_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_140303_1.html Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Solia/Solia_Jan_Feb_2014_cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium; color: #000080;"><strong>Solia - The Herald (January/February 2014 issue) now posted!</strong></span></p> <p><a href="/files/Solia%20The Herald/Solia_the_Herald_Jan_Feb_2014.pdf"><span style="font-size: medium;">Click here </span></a></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140303_1.html 2014 FAMILY LIFE / ALL-AUXILIARIES CONFERENCE CONFERENCE (June 26-29, 2014) http://www.roea.org/news_140228_1.html Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Family%20Life%20Conference/FLC-2104-Flyer-English3.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p><a href="/files/Family%20Life Conference/FLC-2104-Flyer-English3.pdf">CLICK HERE</a> to view the event flier in ENGLISH.</p> <p><a href="/files/Family%20Life Conference/2104FLC-FlyerRomanian.pdf">APĂSAŢI AICI</a> pentru informaţie &icirc;n limba ROM&Acirc;NĂ.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140228_1.html Episcopal Consecration of Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska http://www.roea.org/news_140225_1.html Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/bp.david.mahaffey_resized.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=63&percent=100"><p style="text-align: left;">ANCHORAGE, AK [OCA &ndash; February 22, 2014] &ndash; 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.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140225_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_140127_1.html Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/News/assembly-of-bishops-logo-150x150.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium; color: #000080;"><strong>Assembly Faces Temporary Withdrawal of Participation by Hierarchs of Patriarchate of Antioch&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p>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&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_140127_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_131219_1.html Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Nativity-Icon-Resized.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><div><span class="PARAGRAPH_TITLE" style="color: #000080; font-size: large;"><strong>Pastoral Letter for The Feast of&nbsp;The Nativity of the Lord - 2013</strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>+ His Eminence, Archbishop NATHANIEL</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://roea.orthodoxws.com/files/Pastoral%20Letters/Nativity_English_2013.pdf">English</a><br /><a href="http://roea.orthodoxws.com/files/Pastoral%20Letters/Nativity_Romanian_2013.pdf">Romanian</a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_131219_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_131127_1.html Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/News/OCA-holy-synod-logo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=86&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: medium;"><strong>Information on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response</strong></span></p><p>SYOSSET, NY [<a href="http://oca.org/news/headline-news/information-on-sexual-misconduct-prevention-and-response-now-available">OCA</a>]- At their&nbsp;<a href="http://oca.org/news/headline-news/holy-synod-of-bishops-concludes-fall-session1">Fall 2013 meeting</a>, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved and issued a revised&nbsp;<em>Policy, Standards, and Procedures on Sexual Misconduct</em>with the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for all of the faithful.&nbsp;A new page featuring detailed information and resources is now available on the OCA web site at<a href="http://oca.org/about/sexual-misconduct">http://oca.org/about/sexual-misconduct</a>.&nbsp; Among the accessible resources are&nbsp;<a href="http://oca.org/PDF/official/2013-10-PSP-Sexual-Misconduct.pdf">Policies, Standards, and Procedures of the Orthodox Church in America on Sexual Misconduct</a>, a&nbsp;<a href="http://oca.org/PDF/sexual-misconduct/2013-10-reporting-procedure.pdf">Summary and checklist of responsibilities and procedures</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://oca.org/PDF/sexual-misconduct/2013-10-Annual-Parish-Compliance-Report.pdf">Annual Parish Compliance Report forms</a>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_131127_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_131107_1.html Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.roea.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/News/Assembly_of_Bishops_logo.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: medium;"><strong>Hundreds Attend Cleveland Assembly Forum</strong></span></p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2013/hundreds-attend-cleveland-forum">Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America</a></p><p>&nbsp; <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CJpnoCl1OnA?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" width="640" height="360"></iframe></p><p>[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 <strong>Protodeacon Peter Danilchick</strong>, member of the Assembly&rsquo;s Secretariat.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_131107_1.html http://www.roea.org/news_130920_1.html Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium; color: #000080;"><strong>OCA Chancellor's Diary</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;">By Fr. John Jillions (<a href="http://oca.org/reflections/fr.-john-jillions/september-20-2013">Orthodox Church in America</a>)</p><p><strong>Psalm 9</strong></p><p><em>I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will make all Thy wonders known.<br /> (Psalm 9:1) /&nbsp;(First Antiphon, Nativity of Christ)</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<em>heart</em>&nbsp;has been understood in the Orthodox tradition as short-hand for one&rsquo;s whole being. The Fathers frequently cite Proverbs 23:26 in this connection, &ldquo;My son, give me your heart&hellip;.&rdquo; Likewise, the&nbsp;<em>prayer of the heart</em>, the Jesus Prayer, is meant to transform one&rsquo;s entire way of thinking, feeling and behaving, in conformity with Jesus&rsquo; teaching that the greatest commandment is this: &ldquo;You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind&rdquo; (Matt 22:37).&nbsp;</p><p>Although the precise formula of the Jesus Prayer varies, the most common is &ldquo;Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me [a sinner].&rdquo; I recently came across an interview about the Prayer of the Heart with <strong>Father Roman Braga</strong>, the Romanian elder at the Monastery of the Dormition in Rives Junction, Michigan.&nbsp;</p> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_130920_1.html