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Prayers and petitions for Ethiopian Orthodox woman sentenced to death

June 3, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 3/6/14 The young mother stood before her accusers and boldly stated without reservation, “I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian.” These words, which sound as if they had been lifted straight out of an early Christian martyrology, were proclaimed in mid-May 2014 in a Sudanese courtroom by Meriam […]

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Final plans announced for 110th Memorial Day Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon’s Monastery

May 22, 2014 Featured News

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] – 22/5/14 Final preparations are being finalized for the 110th Annual Pilgrimage to Saint Tikhon’s Monastery here over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2014. It was recently announced that a myrrh-streaming icon from Saint George Church, Taylor, PA will be present at the 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy on Monday, May 26, […]

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Wildfire threatens Tyonek, Alaska

May 22, 2014 News

TYONEK, AK [OCA] – May 2014 A wind-driven wildfire that broke out in the late afternoon on Monday, May 19, 2014 inched within two miles of the Athabascan village of Tyonek. Settled in the first half of the 19th century, Tyonek is the home of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, which traces its origin to 1891 […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon Primate of OCA meet with Armenian Supreme Catholicos Karekin II

May 19, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, accompanied by Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, met with Karekin II, Supreme Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  Issues and challenges of the mission of the Armenian Church and the Orthodox Church in America were discussed in the context of the strong solidarity and friendship of […]

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Summer internships available at historic Juneau church

May 12, 2014 Featured News

OCA- May 2014 Applications are now being taken for summer internships at Saint Nicholas Church, Juneau, AK.Consecrated in 1894, the historic church has attracted thousands of pilgrims and tour groups for many years.  [Visit the parish web site at www.stnicholasjuneau.orgfor additional information.]“The internship program provides an opportunity for the parish to conduct church tours and keep […]

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“OCA Parish Mentorship Program for seminarians strengthened” – Very Rev. Eric G. Tosi

May 7, 2014 Featured News
The Very Reverend Eric G. Tosi - Secretary of the OCA Chancery

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications/Ginny Nieuwsma] – May 2014 The Very Rev. Eric G. Tosi (SVOTS ‘96) is the Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Before going to seminary he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He has been a parish priest in Billings, Montana and Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the […]

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PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS: Annapolis’ Holy Archangels Mission reaches out “beyond its borders!”

April 14, 2014 Featured News
Fr. Robert and Holy Archangels’ faithful on Orthodoxy Sunday.

ANNAPOLIS, MD [OCA] – April 2014 Priest Robert Miclean and the faithful of Holy Archangels Mission here have not only dedicated themselves to the establishment of a new parish community, but have extended their ministry far beyond their own “borders”—literally! “It’s hard to imagine where our mission would be without the OCA Planting Grant, but it’s […]

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St. Tikhon’s Monastery announces Memorial Day Pilgrimage schedule

April 14, 2014 Featured News

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] – April 2014 The community of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary extends a most cordial invitation to all to attend the 110th Annual Pilgrimage over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2014. “It is always a joy to welcome hierarchs, clergy and faithful from the Orthodox Church in America, other Orthodox jurisdictions and guests from […]

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Orthodox Chaplains overseas during Holy Week and Pascha

April 14, 2014 News

OCA- April 2014 Several Orthodox Christianchaplains will be celebrating Holy Week and Pascha services for military personnel abroad and stateside this year. According to Archpriest Jerome Cwiklinski, Archpriest Peter Dubinin, Army Orthodox Chaplain (OCA), is currently serving in Kuwait, while Priest Eugene Lahue, Air Force Orthodox Chaplain (OCA), will arrive during Holy Week in Afghanistan, where he will […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary announces 2014 Commencement

April 8, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS/OCA] – 8/4/14 His Eminence, ArchbIshop Job [Getcha] of Telmessos, head of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, will be the speaker at the 2014 Commencement at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here May 31, 2014. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a Service of Prayer […]

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Clarification concerning the status of Archbishop Seraphim

April 8, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 8/4/14 In response to recent questions and comments that have been directed to the Orthodox Church in America by the media, victim advocates and members of the Church with regard to Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim], the following clarifications are in order. The Holy Synod of Bishops, at its spring session held at […]

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SVOTS Chorale to present “Heaven and Earth” concerts April 29, May 1

April 3, 2014 News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS/OCA] – 3/4/14 The Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale, under the direction of Robin Freeman, will join noted chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, Flushing, NY to present “Heaven and Earth: Sacred Music from the Byzantine Greek and Slavic Eastern Orthodox Christian Traditions” at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre in the Diana […]

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Statement of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops concerning the Archdiocese of Canada

March 26, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY  [OCA] – 26/3/14 On March 21, 2014, during their regular Spring Session, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America made the following decisions. The Holy Synod has retired Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada, effective immediately. He has been restricted to the Chapel […]

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OCA Holy Synod concludes spring session

March 23, 2014 Featured News

23/3/14 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its spring session on Friday, March 21, 2014.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, chaired the session. In his opening report, titled “The Apostolic Work of the Church,” Metropolitan Tikhon presented a working copy of his vision for the Church’s ongoing ministry for the […]

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OCA Holy Synod elects Bishop Mark [Maymon] to Eastern PA See

March 19, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 19/3/14 His Grace, Bishop Mark [Maymon] was elected by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The election took place on the opening day of the spring session […]

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OCA Holy Synod to begin spring session March 18

March 13, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 13/3/14 The spring session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will be held at the Chancery here Tuesday, March 18 through Friday, March 21, 2014. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, “the meeting will coincide with a meeting of the Pension Board, which […]

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The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska

February 23, 2014 Featured News

ANCHORAGE, AK [OCA] – 23/2/14 Faithful from parishes and villages across Alaska and the dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America began arriving early at the spacious Saint Innocent Cathedral here on the morning of Friday, February 21, 2014 for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect David [Mahaffey] was consecrated to […]

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The 10th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Metropolitan Tikhon

February 16, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 16/2/14 It is with deep love and respect and heartfelt thanksgiving that we mark the Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who was consecrated at Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church, South Canaan, PA ten years ago today—on February 14, 2004. He was elected to the episcopacy […]

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Metropolitan Council concludes spring session

February 8, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 8/2/14 Despite travel delays due to the heavy snowfall affecting much of the US, members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America gathered for their spring session at the Chancery here February 4-6, 2014. In his address to Council members, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon spoke on the vision […]

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Metropolitan Council spring session opens

February 6, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – February 2014 Members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will gather at the Chancery here for their spring session during the first full week of February 2014. The opening session will be held on Tuesday, February 4. On the eve of the meeting, various committees met in […]

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Historic church receives $20,000 grant

January 26, 2014 News

[OCA] – Janauary 2014 Holy Ghost Church, Bridgeport, CT, recently was awarded a $20,000.00 Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grant [HPTAG] to fund a condition assessment and restoration plan for its church building. The grant, given by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, has been equally matched by funds from a bequest to the parish from […]

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