Holocaust loot appeal to Cardinal George Pell

  April 2014 New Vatican Economic Secretariat has Power to Act on Vatican Bank Claims. VATICAN CITY – An appeal by Holocaust survivors and their heirs from former Yugoslavia and Ukraine has been sent to Cardinal-Prefect George Pell. Cardinal Pell was recently appointed by Pope Francis to head up the new Vatican Secretariat of the Economy with unprecedented power ...

St. Moses the Black Brotherhood to host 20th annual conference October 11-13

KANSAS CITY, KS [OCA] - 30/6/13 Saint Mary of Egypt Church here will host the 20th annual Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black conference October 11-13, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is “It Takes a Village: Bridging Culture and the Orthodox Faith.” The Brotherhood is a Pan-Orthodox organization that desires through it’s efforts to make the ...

Mother Christophora honored on 25th anniversary as Abbess

ELLWOOD CITY, PA [Transfiguration Monastery] On Saturday, October 13, 2012, the sisterhood and friends of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration here celebrated the 25th anniversary of the elevation of the Very Reverend Mother Christophora to abbess of the monastery. The day opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the monastery chapel, at which Archbishop ...

No damage reported in Diocese of Mexico after quake

MEXICO CITY [OCA] 28/3/2012 His Grace, Bishop Alejo of Mexico City, reported that the Cathedral of the Ascension here was not affected by the powerful and prolonged earthquake that rocked Mexico and parts of Central America on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. While electricity and phone service were cut off, there were no immediate reports of serious damage in ...

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY! “ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image”

14/2/2012 Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online here. Your printed registration form will serve as your admission ticket. [SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] On Monday evening, May 7, 2012, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is hosting an exquisite evening of liturgical music sung in the traditional styles of Orthodox Christian churches worldwide. In a multi-media program ...

The Diocese of Mexico: Forty Years of Ministry and Mission

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO [OCA] 10/1/2012 Faithful arrived early at the Cathedral of the Ascension here on Sunday, January 8, 2012, as His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah presided at the Divine Liturgy and celebrated the Great Blessing of Water marking the diocese’s 40th anniversary. Concelebrating with Metropolitan Jonah were Bishop Alejo of Mexico; diocesan clergy from as far as Monterrey ...

Vatican lights Christmas tree from Ukraine

17/12/2011 VATICAN CITY The Vatican on Friday lit its traditional St. Peter’s Square Christmas tree, which, this year, came as a gift from Ukraine. Hundreds of bulbs glowed among the 2,500 silver-and gold-coloured baubles decorating the tree — a spruce from Ukraine’s southwestern Zakarpattia region. The lighting ceremony was presided over by a delegation of Ukrainian Catholic and ...

Monastery of the Transfiguration to host youth retreat Saturday, June 26

06/14/2010 Orthodox Church in America ELLWOOD CITY, PA [OCA] -- His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania will be the keynote speaker at the annual youth retreat hosted by the sisterhood of the Monastery of the Transfiguration here Saturday, June 26, 2010. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, the retreat will begin ...