Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children – Nativity 2019

Church of Serbia - 4/12/18 The Department of Christian Education of the Eastern American Diocese is delighted to introduce The Nativity, Nativity, Blessed Day, a bilingual educational journal for children. Comprised of numerous exquisite illustrations, inspiring stories, and an graphic design, the Magazine is designed to convey the beauty of the mystery of the Nativity of Christ ...

Assyrian Presbyteral Ordination in the Diocese of California

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Assyrian Church of the East  - 4/11/17 On September 13, 2017, The Feast of the Holy Cross, His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California elevated Rev. Deacon John Piro to the ecclesiastical rank of presbyter at Mar Zaia Cathedral in Modesto, California. Rev. Fr. John will serve as an assistant priest at Mar Addai Parish ...

Completed study materials for Fr. Hopko’s “The Orthodox Faith” series now available

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Pravmir - August 2017 The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Education [DCE] recently announced the release of the fourth and final set of questions and answers developed to accompany the late Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko’s series, The Orthodox Faith.  The newly completed study materials amplify Father Thomas’ volume on Worship, according to Matushka Valerie Zahirsky, DCE Chair. “As summer vacations end ...

Christmas Event for Children in Tabbaleh – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 17/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the children participating at the Christmas Event organized by the brothers at the Center of Christian Education in Tabbaleh – Damascus. The Christmas event included entertaining activities and the children chanted Christmas hymns in Syriac. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, ...

August OCAreview available for downloading, parish distribution

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - August 2016 The August 2016 edition of “OCAreview: The Orthodox Church in America’s Monthly Hard-Copy Digest” is now available in color and black and white PDF formats for downloading and local distribution. With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, OCAreview made its debut in October 2015. Each monthly edition features stories features stories ...

The Legacy of Saint Raphael

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  May-June 2015 On May 29, 2015, the Antiochian Archdiocese marks the fifteenth anniversary of the glorification of our beloved St. Raphael of Brooklyn. This article by Rosemary Shumski of the Department of Christian Education, was first published in the September 2000 issue of The Word magazine. View photos of the glorification day On Sunday, May 29, 2000, my family ...

Spiritual Support to Families Project Holds Training Forum at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 2015 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Christian Education Center (CEC) of the Mother See held a training forum from March 23 – 25 as part of the Spiritual Support to Families project. The forum was held in Tsakhkadzor with the the participation of clergy ...

New Appointments in the Mother See

18/12/14 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has made new appointments. Rev. Fr. Garekin Hambardzumyan has been appointed to serve as Deputy Director of the Christian Education Center of the Mother See. Father Garekin recently graduated from his studies at Oxford and Sheffield Universities of Great Britain, receiving ...

Olympiad on the History of Armenian Church in the Mother See

On April 16, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was organized upon the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science ...

Concert Held on the Feast of Ascension

16/5/13 With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin presented a festive concert in celebration of the Feast of Ascension.  The event was organized in collaboration with several Ministries of the Republic of Armenia - Education and Science, ...

Registration Open for summer 2013 OCA Parish Ministries Conference

4/4/13 Registration is now open for “Faith in Action: Equipping the Saints for Worship, Learning and Service,” a parish ministries conference slated to be held on the campus of Marymount University, Arlington, VA July 10-13, 2013. Registration and/or additional information may be accessed here.  Those who wish to register by mail may download the registration form in ...