The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - August 2016 The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America is now accepting applications for the coming fall semester. In addition, ...

First Russian Orthodox Monastery Could Be Opened in US Capital

SputnikNews - July 2016 The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, Metropolitan Jonah, a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, Metropolitan Jonah, ...

Eastern Orthodox Lose Two Evangelical Bridges

Weston Gentry 28/8/2012 Resignation of Metropolitan Jonah follows death of Peter Gillquist. Metropolitan Jonah, by most accounts the highest-ranking, evangelical-friendly archpriest in North America's Eastern Orthodox Church, resigned under duress in July. His removal has observers less concerned about his leadership shortcomings, which allegedly led to his removal, than about the widening gap between conservatives and the Orthodox ...

Metropolitan Jonah tenders resignation

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 8/7/2012 In a letter addressed to the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops dated Friday, July 6, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah tendered his resignation as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America. His Beatitude composed and signed the letter at his residence in Washington, DC, in the presence of Archpriest John Jillions, OCA ...

Metropolitan Jonah addresses the ACNA Assembly

8/6/2012 The following greeting and remarks were delivered by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, of the Orthodox Church in America, to the Assembly of the Anglican Church in North America, meeting in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. He was among some eight ecumenical visitors from various denominations who brought greetings to this orthodox Anglican body. There is one Body and ...

Saint Tikhon’s Seminary holds 70th annual commencement

1/6/2012 OCA On Saturday, May 26, 2012, Saint Tikhon’s Seminary here held its 70th Annual Commencement Exercises. Presiding over the commencement exercises was His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and President of the Seminary. He was joined by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nikolaos of the North American Diocese of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church; ...

Metropolitan Jonah consecrates Holy Chrism on Great and Holy Thursday

OCA 15/4/2012 As widely reported, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, consecrated Holy Chrism during Holy Week, with the concluding rites being celebrated at the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk here on Great and Holy Thursday morning, April 12, 2012. The preparatory rites began on the morning of Great and Holy Monday, April 9, and continued through Great ...

Metropolitan Jonah to consecrate Holy Chrism during Holy Week

15/2/2012 OCA For the first time since his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America in November 2008, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah will consecrate Holy Chrism in conjunction with the celebration of the Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Thursday at the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk here April 12, 2012. The consecration of ...

Metropolitan Jonah: “Our youth play a vital role in the ‘present’ life of our Church”

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 2/2/2012 With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Orthodox Church in America parishes will highlight the important contribution made by youth and young adults during February, which for many years has been designated Orthodox Youth Month.   The proposal to designate February 2/15, the Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, as “World Day ...

Strong Orthodox Christian presence at annual DC March for Life

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] 24/1/2012 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, together with Their Graces, Bishops Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Michael of New York and New Jersey, and Matthias of Chicago and the Midwest led hundreds of Orthodox Christian clergy, faithful, and seminarians at the 39th annual March for Life here Monday, ...

Metropolitan Jonah to speak at annual DC March for Life January 23

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] 29/12/2011 Orthodox Christians everywhere — especially those within driving distance of the US capital — are encouraged to bear witness to their faith at the annual March for Life Monday, January 23, 2012. As in years past, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, will speak at the pre-March program and offer prayers for the victims of abortion ...

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, for the Nativity of Christ, 2011

To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of The Orthodox Church in America Dearly beloved in the Lord, Christ is Born! I greet you with the love, joy and hope that is so graciously granted to us with the Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today, we celebrate the “Winter Pascha,” proclaiming that God ...

Metropolitan Jonah sends greetings to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on 20th anniversary of Election

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 23/10/2011 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, sent greetings to His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinopole, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary his election. The text of the letter reads as follows. “Your All Holiness: The twentieth anniversary of your election as Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch on October 22 is a milestone ...

Metropolitan Jonah, SVOTS President, receives award from Russian Orthodox Committee

Valerie Balakirev [left], representing the “National Awards Committee” of Russia, presents the “Triumph of Orthodoxy” Award to Metropolitan Jonah [right], as Archbishop Justinian looks on.

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS/Deborah (Malacky) Belonick] 9/9/2011 Following the Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, who as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America also serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, was publicly honored by a committee of Orthodox Christians based in ...

Metropolitan Jonah, Bishop Benjamin to be guests of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 22/8/2011 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, and His Grace, Bishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, will be the guests of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Krystof, Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, during the last week of August 2011. “An important aspect of the ministry of the Primate of an ...

Orthodox Church Celebrates Ten Years in Denton County

28/7/2011 Two bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will be in Denton at the end of July to join the members of St. Maximus the Confessor Orthodox Church in celebrating their 10 year Anniversary. Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, and Bishop Nikon of Boston, the current overseer of the ...

Secretary of Holy Synod addresses concerns about recent Washington

03/31/2011 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, sent a letter dated March 22, 2011 to Julia Duin of the Washington Post, in response to an article about His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, that appeared in ...

Metropolitan Jonah rejected rumors of his Forced Leave

1/3/2011 Moscow, March 1, Interfax - Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada made a statement to clear out reasons of his 60-day leave and rejected rumors of its forced character. "I am still your Metropolitan. I am still your diocesan bishop. I am still the active primate of the Orthodox Church in America. The reports are ...

Metropolitan Jonah presides at Zaccheaus Sunday Liturgy at New York’s St. Nicholas Cathedral

7/2/2011 NEW YORK, NY [OCA] -- His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, presided at the Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral here on Zacchaeus Sunday, February 6, 2011, on the occasion of the 50th birthday of His Eminence, Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. Concelebrating with Metropolitan Jonah and Archbishop ...

Metropolitan Jonah, OCA hierarchs, join March for Life

26/1/2011 Orthodox Church in America WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] -- Freezing temperatures failed to deter hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers from descending on Washington, DC on Monday, January 24, 2011, for the annual March for Life. This year’s March marked the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that defined abortion in the early ...