The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/ 60 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="http://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="http://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="http://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="http://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="http://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="http://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="http://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 Camp Vatra Collection http://www.roea.org/news_161129_1.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 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/Summer%20Camps/Camp-Vatra-shirt.jpg&archive=0&final_h=85&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Just in time for Christmas! Camp Vatra alumni and supporters, show your pride and support for Camp Vatra by purchasing shirts today for yourself and your loved ones....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161129_1.html OCA Synaxis of Monastic Superiors http://www.roea.org/news_161101_1.html Tue, 01 Nov 2016 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/Monastic-Conference.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Held at the <a href="http://www.roea.org/transfiguration.html">Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration</a>, Ellwood City, PA from October 25-27, 2016, the Synaxis of Monastic Superiors was led by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon.&nbsp;</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161101_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="http://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 Psa. Silvia Yova - Memory Eternal! http://www.roea.org/news_161021_1.html Fri, 21 Oct 2016 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/Silvia-Yova.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=49&percent=100"><p>(October 24, 2016 - Fairlawn, Ohio) Following a long illness, Preoteasa Silvia nee Balaj Yova, beloved wife of (+) Protodeacon Paul, fell asleep in the Lord at home today surrounded by her loving family.&nbsp;The calling hours will be at her church (<a href="http://www.roea.org/parishes.html?type=details&amp;id=52">Presentation of Our Lord, 3365 Ridgewood Rd., in Fairlawn</a>) on Monday, October 24, from 4-6:30 p.m. The funeral will follow immediately at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception. A private burial will be held the next morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either her<a href="http://www.roea.org/parishes.html?type=details&amp;id=52"> church</a>, <a href="http://www.projectmexico.org/donate/">Project Mexico</a>, or <a href="http://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/">St. Gregory Palamas Monastery in Perrysville, Ohio</a>. May God grant her rest and may her memory be eternal!</p> <p>Click on the following link for her full obituary: &nbsp;<a href="http://anthonyfh.com/tribute/details/2516/Silvia-Yova/obituary.html#tribute-start">http://anthonyfh.com/tribute/details/2516/Silvia-Yova/obituary.html#tribute-start</a>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161021_1.html Church's Holy Rollers believe in their pumpkin roll fundraiser http://www.roea.org/news_161019_1.html Wed, 19 Oct 2016 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/Pumpkin-roll.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Source: <a href="http://www.sharonherald.com/community/church-s-holy-rollers-believe-in-their-pumpkin-roll-fundraiser/article_1b08c8a6-13dc-53d5-9bf9-c19e4620b638.html">The Herald - Sharon Pennsylvania</a></p> <p>By SANDY SCARMACK Herald Staff Writer / October 17, 2016</p> <p>HERMITAGE &ndash; It&rsquo;s almost too picturesque to be real. A beautiful old church, nestled among trees bursting in shades of orange and crimson, the sun shining bright and the cozy, welcoming scent of ginger and nutmeg, wafting out the door.&nbsp;Fall is here and so are the Pumpkin Holy Rollers, a dedicated group of volunteers at Holy Cross Orthodox Church on Maple Road, where they chop, stir, whip, fold and bake up arguably one of the best pumpkin rolls around....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_161019_1.html In Memory - Ersilia Maximo (sister of Fr. John Toconita) http://www.roea.org/news_160917_1.html Sat, 17 Sep 2016 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/Ersilia-Maximo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=77&percent=100"><p><strong>Ersilia Maximo</strong> (<strong>nee Toconita),</strong> a lifelong resident of the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on September 13th, 2016 with family by her side. She was 94 years of age....</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_160917_1.html 84TH ANNUAL EPISCOPATE CONGRESS PASSES RESOLUTION AT OPENING SESSION http://www.roea.org/news_160902_1.html Fri, 02 Sep 2016 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/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>The Congress of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America gathered in its 84th Annual Session at Vatra Romaneasca, in Grass Lake, Michigan, passed unanimously the following resolution in its opening session:</strong><br /><strong><br /></strong></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_160902_1.html 2016 EPISCOPATE CONGRESS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE http://www.roea.org/news_160829_1.html Mon, 29 Aug 2016 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/Logos/Roea_300dpi.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=79&percent=100"><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;For the sake of efficiency and good order, all Congress Delegates and Visitors will register at the Tent in front of the Chancery Office (east side of Grey Tower Road across from the Vatra Campus).&nbsp;The&nbsp;<strong>registration will be a drive-thru process...</strong></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_160829_1.html Fire at Ascension Monastery Destroys Church / Biserica Mănăstirii Înălțarea Domnului a Fost Mistuită de Flăcări http://www.roea.org/news_160813_1.html Sat, 13 Aug 2016 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/Ascension-Monastery/Foc-la-manastire-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><blockquote> <div> <div dir="ltr"><span lang="RO">[CLINTON, MI - August 12, 2016] With sadness, we report the fact that around noon on Friday, August 12, the <strong>church of Ascension of the Lord Monastery in Clinton, Michigan</strong> burned down....</span></div> <div dir="ltr"><span lang="RO">__________________________________________</span></div> <div dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr"><span lang="RO">[CLINTON, MI - 12 August, 2016] Cu părere de rău, vă aducem la cunoștință faptul că &icirc;n ziua de 12 august, &icirc;n jurul amiezii,&nbsp;<strong>biserica Mănăstirii &Icirc;nălțarea Domnului din Clinton, Michigan</strong>&nbsp;a fost mistuită de flăcări....</span></div> </div> </blockquote></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_160813_1.html Queen Anne of Romania – Obituary http://www.roea.org/news_160803_1.html Wed, 03 Aug 2016 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/King-Michael--Queen-Anne.jpg&archive=0&final_h=83&final_w=134&percent=20"><p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/08/01/queen-anne-of-romania--obituary/">The Telegraph</a> - August 1, 2016</p> <p><strong>Queen Anne of Romania, born September 18 1923, died August 1 2016</strong></p> <p>Princess Anne of Romania, who has died aged 92, was queen of a country whose language she did not speak and on whose soil she did not step until she was nearly 70....</p> <p>_____________________</p> <p><a href="/files/News/Letter_King_Mihai_death_Queen_Anne.pdf">Letter from His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel to King Michael.</a></p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_160803_1.html New “Orthodoxy in America” app now available at no charge http://www.roea.org/news_160714_1.html Thu, 14 Jul 2016 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/orthodoxyinamericaapp.jpg&archive=0&final_h=47&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Priest John Parsells, Rector of Christ the Savior Mission, Berlin, MD, and his associates at <a href="http://orthodoxws.com/">Orthodox Web Solutions</a> have developed a new free app&mdash;<a href="http://orthodoxyinamerica.org/">&ldquo;Orthodoxy in America&rdquo;</a>&mdash;for smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>&ldquo;This app is much more than just a church locator,&rdquo; explains Father John. &ldquo;It brings together news, social posts, daily audio, and trending photos, as well as video and 360 tours from the various jurisdictions, agencies, seminaries, monasteries, and Orthodox media outlets, including Ancient Faith, Orthodox Christian Network, Pravmir, Pemptousia, Pravoslavie.ru, Patristic Nectar, Sister Vassa, Y2AM, and others. News from the Orthodox Church in America and its institutions also are featured in this app, which is offered to help inform, educate and inspire the faithful to live and share their Faith!&rdquo;</p> <p>Android, Apple, and Windows versions&mdash;totally free and without advertisements&mdash;are in the app stores now and may be <a href="http://orthodoxyinamerica.org/">downloaded free of charge</a>.</p></div> The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America http://www.roea.org/news_160714_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