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Registration, hotel info for 18th All-American Council now available on-line

January 22, 2015 Featured News
18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – January 2015 A letter dated Wednesday, January 21, 2015, sent to all parishes of the Orthodox Church in America, includes the official announcement of and registration instructions for the 18th All-American Council [AAC], slated to convene in the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. “The registration process for the 18th […]

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Planting Grant Missions : Building for the future in San Esteban – Mexico

January 22, 2015 News
San Esteban, Mexico

SYOSSET, NY [OCA Department of Evangelization] – January 2015 The Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of Mexico received the Church Planting Grants in 2013 and 2014 for a unique purpose, given the unique evangelistic needs in Mexico. “A sizeable portion of the work of the diocese is in remote villages, which were brought into the […]

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Orthodox Christians to participate in Pro-Life Marches

January 13, 2015 Featured News
March for Life

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – January 2015 Thursday, January 22, 2015 marks the 42nd Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Orthodox Christians from across the country will travel to the US Capital for the annual March for Life or participate in similar regional events. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, […]

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Ninth annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum to be held July 12-15

January 4, 2015 News

YONKERS, NY [OCA] – January 2015 The Ninth Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum — a program held in conjunction with the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program [DVP] and Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary — will be held Sunday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015 on the seminary campus in Yonkers, NY. The four–day […]

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OCA, OCMC partner to send mission team to Mexico in June 2015

December 28, 2014 Featured News
Members of 2013 San Esteban mission team with Archbishop Alejo at Mexico City’s Ascension Cathedral.

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – December 2014 The Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Florida-based Orthodox Christian Mission Center, will be hosting a mission teaching team to San Esteban and Pisaflores in the OCA Diocese of Mexico June 20-27, 2015. “Both Pisaflores and San Esteban are villages of native Aztec Orthodox Christians nine hours […]

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Axion Estin offers Byzantine Music course at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

December 19, 2014 Featured News
Axion Estin

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – December 2014 In collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation of New Rochelle, NY, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here will be offering a public Continuing Education course on Byzantine Chant during the spring 2015 semester. The course will be offered under the expert instruction of Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, the Foundation’s inaugural Artist in […]

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Antiochian Bishop Nicholas to deliver 32nd annual Fr. Schmemann Memorial Lecture

November 20, 2014 Featured News
Bishop Nicholas

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] – 20/11/14 His Grace, Bishop Nicholas [Ozone], Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, will be the guest speaker at the 32nd annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, to be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here January 30, 2015. Bishop Nicholas […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) to lecture at St. Vladimir’s November 8

November 7, 2014 Featured News
Metropolitan Hilarion

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – November 2014 On Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk and Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will deliver a free and public lecture at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here. Metropolitan Hilarion will speak on “Primacy and Conciliarity […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary appeal to aid suffering Syrian Christians

November 1, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – November 2014 When His Beatitude, Patriarch John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, visits the United States this fall, he will receive not only warm wishes but also a charitable gift from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here. The gift, intended to aid suffering Orthodox […]

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OCA Holy Synod of Bishops meets for fall session

October 21, 2014 Featured News
Synod

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 21/10/14 The fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America opened on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, and will conclude on Thursday, October 23. The session will open with the canonical elections of the candidates nominated to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Ottawa and Canada […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to offer four on-line courses in January 2015

October 19, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – OCtober 2014 In January 2015, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer four public courses, comprising an on-line and a residential component. Offerings include three pastoral theology courses and one liturgical music course, taught by experts in their fields. “The Therapeutic Encounter” will be taught by Dr. Daniel Hinshaw, while […]

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PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS: Discovering the Church’s fullness in upstate NY

October 11, 2014 Featured News
Iconostasis

LANSING, NY [OCA] – October 2014 One year ago, the new iconostasis for Holy Apostles Mission here was being unpacked from a crate and set up in Father James Worthington’s garage. “The untreated wood was quickly stained and prepared for installation in the sanctuary,” said Father James. ” This was a time when the entire […]

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Preconciliar Commission reviews proposed AAC agenda – evolving plans

October 8, 2014 News
18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – October 2014 Members of the Preconciliar Commission [PCC], charged with overseeing the organization of the 18th All-American Council [AAC], met here under the chairmanship of His Grace, Bishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania September 30 – October 1, 2014. The AAC will be held in Atlanta July 20-24, 2015. The […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to celebrate Orthodox Ed Day October 4

October 3, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [OCA/SVOTS] – October 2014 The community of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here has been busy making final preparations for Orthodox Education Day, slated to be celebrated on the school’s campus on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The theme—“Do Books Still Matter?  A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications”—will be developed by Archpriest Dr. John Behr, Dean, […]

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Registration opened for 18th AAC vendors

September 10, 2014 Featured News
18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – September 2014 As announced earlier, space will be available to vendors wishing to display their goods and services at the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be held at the Hilton Atlanta on January 20-24, 2015. Vendors will find an introductory letter, prospectus and contract, and […]

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September 7 designated Assembly of Bishops Sunday

September 7, 2014 Featured News

NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] – September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7, 2014, as Assembly of Bishops Sunday. “In just one week, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will convene [in Dallas, TX] for its […]

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OCA Chancery celebration honoring St. Sergius Church musicians to be held September 27

September 4, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – September 2014 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the staff of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America will host a celebration marking the 700th Anniversary of the birth of Saint Sergius of Radonezh on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Saint Sergius is the patron of the Chancery Chapel. The day will […]

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St. Vladimir’s Offers Public Byzantine Music Program with Met Concert Perks

August 26, 2014 Featured News
Eleftherios Eleftheriadis

26/8/14 For Academic year 2014–2015, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY,will offer an exceptional opportunity to students enrolled in its Continuing Education course on Byzantine Chant. Besides benefiting from the expert instruction of renowned master chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, students will be afforded unprecedented access to rehearsals and concert events during the 2014–2015 Metropolitan Museum […]

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Archon Christopher Stratakis named recipient of Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship, Oct 17

August 13, 2014 Featured News
Archon Christopher Stratakis

New York, NY 8/11/2014 The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle is pleased to announce that Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq. has been nominated as the recipient of this year’s Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship. A special tribute dinner dance will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Friday evening, Oct. 17, […]

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OCA Holy Synod issues updated background check guidelines

August 9, 2014 Featured News
Synod logo

  SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – August 2014 At their most recent meeting held March 18-21, 2014, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, in conjunction with the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations (ORSMA) issued guidelines for background checks. On July 20, 2014, a final, revised set of guidelines were issued. “Background checks […]

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Monastic Synaxis closes : Statement issued

July 29, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – July 2014 With the blessing of their diocesan bishops, the superiors (or their representatives) of monastic communities within the Orthodox Church in America gathered at the Chancery here for a “Synaxis” July 21-23, 2014. In addition to spiritual fellowship and mutual upbuilding and encouragement, common concerns and the emerging nature of […]

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