Searching for Mystery in the Mission of God

MOTC

LOI - July 2017 A review of The Mission of the Church: Five views in conversation edited by Craig Ott (Published by Baker Academic 2016). In the style and tradition of “Three views of Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism” edited by Brad Nasif et al., Craig Ott has now brought together five significant missiologists from major Christian traditions ...

Lazarus Saturday Appeal for the Orthodox Girls School of Bethany

Christian Affairs in the Holy Land for the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem - April 2017 Every Lazarus Saturday, in the ancient city of Bethany, located on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, Christians from around the world gather to commemorate the raising of Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, by Christ before ...

WHY IS A 13TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS ICON TRAVELING AROUND THE ST. LOUIS AREA?

St. Louis Public Radio - May 2016 Several Orthodox Christian churches in the St. Louis area are hosting a centuries old icon over the next few days. The Kursk Root Icon is a painting of the Virgin Mary, known as the Theotokos, that is said to date to the 13th century in its namesake town in Russia. The ...

“You are bread”: Jesse Brandow – Missionary to Guatemala

Standing with a parish community in Todos Santos, Guatemala

January 2016-Jesse Brandow (SVOTS 2013) "Remember: you are bread." During my time at St. Vladimir's Seminary, Fr. Chad Hatfield closed a lenten reflection with this exhortation. I only understood his words after seminary when I experienced the hunger of the crowds that surround Christ. As an SVS alumnus, I work in Guatemala where thousands of ...

Delegation from Church of Ukraine visits OCA Chancery

December 2015On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Nikodim of Zhytomyr and Novohrad-Volynsky of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America.  Accompanying Archbishop Nikodim were Archpriest Artemy Litvinov, who heads the Legal Department of the Kyiv Diocese, and Mr. Yuri Maduda, Secretary.  Also ...

Metropolitan Tikhon, OCA Chancellor and Secretary, address AAC opening plenary session

AAC Opening

OCA- July 2015 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, addressed hundreds of delegates and observers at the opening plenary session of the18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America on Monday evening, July 20, 2015. Metropolitan Tikhon called the AAC to order after an opening Service of Intercession. In his address, Metropolitan Tikhon challenged the assembly to join him ...

The 100th Anniversary of the Repose of St. Raphael – Bishop of Brooklyn

[OCA] - 1/3/15 Pilgrims from across North America gathered at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA May 28-29, 2000 to celebrate the glorification of the first Orthodox Christian bishop to have been consecrated on North American soil—Saint Raphael Hawaweeny. Today—February 27, 2015—marks the 100th Anniversary of Saint Raphael’s repose.  His many missionary and pastoral journeys across North ...