40th Day Trisagion Prayers for Metropolitan Philip

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - May 2014 As per the instructions from His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina, Patriarchal Vicar for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: Since the fortieth day of the repose of Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory coincides with Thomas Sunday (a day on which ...

Continued Support for Relief Work in the Philippines

April 2014 NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America continues to support  recovery efforts in the Philippines. Through a recent $40,000 grant to the  International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Archdiocese will finance a home  reconstruction and agriculture assistance project. This project will be coordinated by IOCC and implemented in  collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Metropolitanate ...

Photos from Friday March 28 Memorial Services for Metropolitan Philip

The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - 30/3/14 We are grateful to the community of St. Nicholas Cathedral of Brooklyn, NY and all those who have labored to organize and record the memorial events honoring the repose of our beloved Primate, His Eminence Metropolitan Philip. Following are photographs from the Friday, March 28, ...

Patriarchal Vicar and Locum Tenens appointed for the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America

Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina

  21/3/14 Read Arabic original and an English translation in two parts (Letter to Archbishop Joseph; Patriarchal Decision). USA: His Beatitude Patriarch John X through official letters have appointed  Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina as the Patriarchal Vicar until such time as a new Metropolitan is elected by the Holy Synod of Antioch. The Patriarchal Vicar is responsible for the administration ...

Orthodox Mission in the Philippines – Exclusive

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines Philippines Mission- 16/12/13 OCP News Service  Manila: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission Team in the Philippines is headed by Clergy Men of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian together with the lay partners in promoting the Orthodox faith in the Philippines. The Clergies are Fr. Rick Lawrence Aleria (Fr. Lawrence), ...

Monessen church hits century mark

Joe Napsha -3/11/13 A century ago, Monessen was a busy mill  town, 11 years removed from its founding, when a group of Syrian  immigrants founded a church where they could worship with their fellow  countrymen. “The Mon Valley was a melting  pot for Syrian immigrants ... who came to find a new life. They (Syrians)  had a ...

Philippine Denominations join the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aust. & NZ

October 2013 Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand PRIMATE To be read from the pulpit To all of our reverend clergy and beloved faithful, Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to inform you that after long discussions with two denominations from the Philippines, one belong to the Catholic Patriarchate ...

Early Reports of Bishops Release Premature

23/4/13  The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch has made the following statement on Facebook: "Beloved, do not pass around news here and there that play with people's emotions. there is no news about Their Eminences. Let us pray until there is certain news." The Antiochian Archdiocese of North America has released the following statement: "There have appeared many reports in ...

From Hinduism to Orthodoxy: “But what can a virgin know of the sorrows and travail of mankind?”

15/11/2012 This post, by author Anjali Sivan, a convert to Orthodox Christianity from Hinduism, was originally featured onher personal weblog.  The quote in the title is from a book I loved as a teenager,The Mists of Avalon [by Marion Zimmer Bradley -ed.]. In it, Morgaine (the legendary Morgan Le Fay) states: I have no quarrel with the Christ, only ...

Orthodox Christians will have space of their own at West Roxbury cemetery

From left, Bishop John Abdalah of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Worcester and New England, Metropolitan Hilarion of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston break ground for the new Orthodox Garden and Chapel at West Roxbury's Gardens at Gethsemane, Sept. 29, 2012. Victoria ...

In Memoriam: Archpriest Peter Gillquist

2/7/2012 Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America Fr. Peter E. Gillquist, a retired clergyman of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, fell asleep in the Lord last night at the age of seventy-three. Born into a Lutheran family, the future priest went on after university to become a full-time staff member of the Evangelical Protestant Campus ...

Antiochian Church Interested In St. Alban’s Site

25/5/2012 The Antiochian Orthodox Church has expressed an interest in taking over the St. Alban’s Church site as a base for its congregation. A group of representatives from its Council of Management visited the Acton Green site yesterday (Thursday, May 24th).They were accompanied by a representative of the London Diocese of the Church of England who own ...

Syrian Christians fear Islamist rule if Assad goes

15/5/2012 Damascus: Christians living in conflict-torn Syria are afraid their community would fall victim of religious extremism if President Bashar al-Assad's regime collapses and Islamists come to power. "I am afraid that we will suffer bad times," a member of Damascus's Christian community, who identified himself as Jorge, told Russia's RIA Novosti news agency. A full-fledged ...

Divine intervention saves shell-struck Syrian convent

Founded in 547 AD, the convent of Our Lady of Saidnaya, is a leading Antiochian Orthodox nunnery which overlooks a mountain village of the same name, just 35 kilometers (22) miles from Damascus. (File photo)

By AFP SAIDNAYA 2/2/2012 Divine intervention prevented a shell that pierced the walls of a Syrian convent from detonating, swears the mother superior of Our Lady of Saidnaya, a spiritual retreat near Damascus. “The Virgin Mary stopped the shell from exploding with her own hands,” said Mother Verone, who interpreted the close call as a divine message that ...

“Feast of Feasts” web site goes Live

SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications/Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministry] – www.FeastofFeasts.org a web site celebrating Holy Pascha, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is now live.Co-sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the site includes current materials from the two Churches' respective web sites and print ...