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The Extraordinary Historical Significance of His All-Holiness’ Presence at Pope Francis’ Installation as Bishop of Rome

March 20, 2013 Featured News

New York, NY -3/19/2013 Amid the crush of news reports in the past month that followed Pope Benedict’s unprecedented resignation from the papacy, one of the most intriguing was the decision by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to attend Pope Francis’ installation as Bishop of Rome.  The occasion is being presented in the media as […]

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Archon Maestor Andrew A. Athens leaves global legacy

March 18, 2013 News

New York, NY 3/17/2013 Archdiocese mourns the passing of Andrew A. Athens Archbishop Demetrios expresses condolences New York (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America) – Andrew A. Athens, Archon Maestor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and president of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for almost two decades (1974-1995) fell asleep in the Lord today […]

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OCA Youth Department launches new grant program

March 8, 2013 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 8/3/13 With the approval of theMetropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America, the OCA Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministrylaunched its Saint Peter the Aleut Grant Program. The grant will be available to any youth or young adults seeking to offset costs of attending retreats, workshops, or conferences, or to visit […]

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Lesser Synod, Metropolitan Council conclude meetings

March 4, 2013 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 4/3/13 The Lesser Synod of Bishops and theMetropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America met at the Chancery here February 25-28, 2013. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the sessions. Members of the Lesser Synod who participated included His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin; His Grace, Bishop Michael, secretary of the Holy […]

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OCA hosts second annual meeting of diocesan chancellors, treasurers

February 21, 2013 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 21/2/13 The second annual meeting of the chancellors and treasurers of 10 of the Orthodox Church in America’s dioceses was held at the Chancery here on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The chancellors and treasurers met with Archpriest John Jillions, OCA Chancellor; Archpriest Eric Tosi, Secretary; Mrs. Melanie Ringa, Treasurer; and Priest […]

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Youth Department relaunches “The Hub”—Resources for youth and campus ministries

February 7, 2013 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 7/2/13 The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry has recently re-released “The Hub,” a comprehensive series of resources for youth ministry. Available on the OCA web site, “The Hub” features a wealth of ideas, including youth and campus ministries programs, camp ministry, study guides and […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Online Doctor of Ministry Program

February 1, 2013 Featured News

  1/2/13 [SVOTS Communications] Priests, chaplains, and other professionals in ministry may now earn an accredited Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree online through a new program at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY. The hybrid program, which combines distance learning with one–week, on–campus intensives, is bridging a gap for students who cannot reside full time on […]

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OCA Primate Enthronement plans finalized; banquet tickets still available

January 15, 2013 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 15/1/13 Plans have been finalized for the enthronement of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC, on the weekend of January 26-27, 2013. On Saturday, January 26, the Vigil will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. The following morning, January 27, […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon attends reception at NY’s Russian Consulate

January 15, 2013 News

OCA – 11/1/13 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, was among numerous guests who attended a reception at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation here on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, marking the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord on the Julian Calendar. The reception was hosted by the Honorable Igor L. Golubovskiy, Consul General, and […]

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Dr. Peter Brown’s Schmemann Lecture to Launch St. Vladimir’s 75th Year

January 5, 2013 News
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YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] – 5/1/2013 On Friday, January 18, 2013, Dr. Peter Brown, Princeton University’s Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, will present the 30th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY. His presentation, titled “Constantine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity,” will focus on how Christians […]

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17th All-American Council minutes posted

December 14, 2012 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 14/12/2012 Approved minutes of the 17th All-American Council are now available on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The Council, at which His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH. Source:  

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Metropolitan Tikhon addresses the Church in Video

November 30, 2012 News

OCA- 30/11/12 A video address to the Church, featuring His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, is now available for viewing on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The address was recorded on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the OCA Chancery in Syosset, NY. “I have chosen to first address you in this direct way because […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary offers public evening course on Arvo Pärt

November 23, 2012 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] 23/11/2012 Beginning January 15, 2013, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer an extension course for the public, “The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt,” taught by Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, associate professor of Systematic Theology. Arvo Pärt, whose works rank him as the third most performed composer globally, is an […]

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Annual Missions Day at St. Vladimir’s Seminary Cancelled

November 8, 2012 News

8/11/2012 [SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] The second Annual Missions Day at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. has been cancelled, due to the closure of the campus from the recent storm, Hurricane Sandy. The Very Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Andres Girón de Leon and The Very Rev. John Chakos had been scheduled as guest lecturers, speaking on […]

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All-American Council registration deadline extended to November 5

October 25, 2012 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 25/10/2012 According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, the deadline for registration for the 17th All-American Council has been extended to November 5, 2012. The Council will be convened at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, for the purpose of electing a […]

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St. Vladimir’s Dean Leads Discussion at Templeton’s “Big Questions Online”

October 24, 2012 Featured News

24/10/2012 SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] The Very Rev. John Behr, dean of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, is hosting a virtual discussion for “Big Questions Online,” a publication of the John Templeton Foundation. Father Behr’s essay, “Is God Wholly Separate from the Material Universe?” will be the subject for discussion in the comments section through Monday, […]

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All-American Council registration deadline is October 15; dinner arrangements announced

October 13, 2012 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 13/10/2012   With the October 15, 2012 deadline for registration for the 17th All-American Council rapidly approaching, delegates are being urged to make hotel reservations and travel arrangements soon. “The hotels are filling up, so making reservations now is highly recommended,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Pres’s Children’s Book Receives Gold Medal

October 11, 2012 Featured News

11/10/2012 SVS Press Purchase a copy of the book here: [SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY] St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press)— the publishing arm of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, NY—has garnered a gold medal for its storybook, Saint George & the Dragon, written by Jim Forest and illustrated in iconographic style by […]

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2013 Church Planting Grant recipients announced

October 4, 2012 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 04/10/2012 The Department of Evangelization recently released the names of missions slated to receive Church Planting Grants in 2013. Two missions will receive grants for a second year, while two additional missions will receive first-time assistance.  The Diocese of Mexico also will receive a special grant. Receiving second-year grants are the Nativity […]

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17th All-American Council registration deadline is October 15; Additional hotel, airline info

September 30, 2012 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 30/9/2012 Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, recently issued a reminder that the deadline for registration for the 17th All-American Council is October 15, 2012. The Council will convene at Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH on Tuesday, November 13. Additional information concerning hotel reservations has also been […]

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Phone and e-mail scam alert

September 19, 2012 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 19/9/2012 It has come to the attention of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America that individuals, including some OCA clergy, have been receiving e-mails and telephone calls from an unknown individual or individuals presenting themselves as members of the Holy Synod of Bishops requesting emergency funds for various causes and […]

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