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Laying a Foundation: 2016 OCMC Mission Team to Mexico

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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Hannah Valentine – April- May 2016- OCMC OCMC recently sent its fourth mission team of 2016 to San Esteban, Mexico, to support the faithful by offering simple catechism and the life-giving services of the Church. OCA Archpriest Antonio Perdomo of Pharr, TX, led the team of seven: Fr. David Moga (WI), Sbdn. Basil Almy (KS), […]

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The Tomos of Autocephaly: Forty-Six Years Later

April 11, 2016 Featured News
The OCA delegation with Russian hierarchs after the granting of autocephaly in April 1970.

SYOSSET, NY [OCA–Archpriest John Jillions] – April 2016 April 10, 1970 is the day that the Orthodox Church in America received the official proclamation [“Tomos”] granting autocephaly from the Russian Orthodox Church.  From then on, the OCA had the freedom to order its own life, both internally and in relation to the other Orthodox Churches around […]

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SVOTS Chancellor’s Keynote Address at SYNDESMOS Youth Conference

September 11, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 View the photo gallery on Oca.org Seminary Chancellor/CEO the Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield recently delivered the keynote address at the international Orthodox youth festival  titled “Attaining Conciliarity,” hosted at the Monastery of the Annunciation’s Academy in Suprasl, Poland. Sponsored by SYNDESMOS—the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, and hosted by the Orthodox Church […]

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OCA young adults participate in Syndesmos festival in Poland

August 31, 2015 Featured News
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SUPRASL, POLAND [OCA-Youth] – August 2015 Five young adults representing the Orthodox Church in America are among the forty-plus participants from around the world attending the international Orthodox youth festival, “Attaining Conciliarity,” at the Monastery of the Annunciation’s Academy here during the last week of August 2015. Sponsored by Syndesmos, the World Fellowship of Orthodox […]

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In anticipation of the Assembly of Bishops’ September 2015 meeting

August 8, 2015 Featured News
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[OCA] – August 2015 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its annual meeting in Chicago, IL September 15-17, 2015.  The following report by Protodeacon Peter Danilchick was given during the fifth Plenary Session at the 18th All-American Council, GA July 20-24, 2015.  It provides valuable insights into […]

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AAC delegates express solidarity, support for suffering in Middle East

July 24, 2015 Featured News
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July 2015 – OCA After the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy early Thursday morning, July 23, 2015, and during the AAC’s fifth Plenary Session, delegates to the 18th All-American Council adopted a resolution expressing the Orthodox Church in America’s solidarity with Christians suffering persecution in the Middle East and calling on governments to do […]

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AAC delegates adopt Statute revision in 473-15 vote

July 23, 2015 Featured News
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July 2015 Delegates pass Finance Resolution by vote of 451-14-17: Delegates to the 18th All-American Council here overwhelmingly adopted proposed revisions to the Statute of the Orthodox Church in Americain a 473 to 15 vote during the AAC’s second plenary session on Tuesday morning, July 21, 2015. Members of the Statute Revision Task Force—His Eminence, […]

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

July 23, 2015 Featured News
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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 […]

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Speakers announced for second Small Parish Forum

June 2, 2015 News
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OCA- June 2015 Speakers for the second Small Parish Forum, which is being cosponsored by the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Nicholas Church here June 18-20, 2015, were recently announced. “The Forum is unique in that it focuses on the needs of numerous small parishes throughout the Orthodox […]

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Final draft of revised OCA Statute released

May 8, 2015 Featured News
Statute Revision Committee

8/5/15 The final draft of the revisedStatute of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be presented for adoption at the upcoming 18th All-American Council (AAC) in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015, is now available on-line. The release of the revised Statuteis in accordance with Article XIIIof the current Statute, which stipulates that all proposed […]

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Metropolitan Onufry of Kyiv & All Ukraine to speak at the 18th All-American Council

May 5, 2015 Featured News
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OCA- 5/5/15 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onufry of Kyiv and All Ukraine, will be the main speaker at the formal dinner to be held during the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America slated to be held in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. Metropolitan Onufry was elected to succeed His Beatitude, the late Metropolitan […]

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Two dozen clergy, lay leaders complete OCA’s first Mission School

May 2, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox Church in America – 2/5/15 Saint Andrew House here was the site of the first Orthodox Church in America Mission School April 20-24, 2015. As reported earlier, funding for the gathering was made possible through a bequest to the OCA for use in the areas of mission and evangelism. Twenty-six participants—13 clergy and 13 […]

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Pastoral Life Colloquium discerns issues facing clergy and their families

May 2, 2015 Featured News

OCA- 2/5/15 Representatives from every diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, Chancery clergy, members of the Department of Pastoral Life, and an advisory panel gathered at the Chancery here April 28-29, 2015 for a Pastoral Life Colloquium to discuss issues facing clergy and their families.  [See related story.] “Collectively, participants brought decades—and even centuries—of […]

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OCA Pastoral Life Colloquium opens at Chancery

April 29, 2015 News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 29/4/15 A Pastoral Life Colloquium, in which representatives from every diocese of the Orthodox Church in America are participating, opened at the Chancery here on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. “Participants are focusing on issues faced by clergy and their families,” said Priest Nathan Preston, Administrator of the recently revivedDepartment of Pastoral […]

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In Memoriam : Archimandrite Roman Braga

April 29, 2015 Featured News
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OCA – 29/4/15 USA: Archimandrite Roman [Braga] of the Dormition of Mother of God Monastery here fell asleep in the Lord on the evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  Father Roman had been in declining health for some time. Additional information and a schedule of funeral services will be posted as they become available. May […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon, delegation depart for Armenia, Georgia

April 22, 2015 News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – April 2015 At the invitation of the His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and a delegation from the Orthodox Church in America, will arrive in Armenia on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, where they will participate in the commemoration of the 100th […]

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First Orthodox Church in America Mission School

April 20, 2015 Featured News
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DETROIT, MI [OCA] Saint Andrew House here will be the site of the first Orthodox Church in America Mission School April 20-24, 2015. Funding for the event was made possible through a bequest to the OCA for use in the areas of mission and evangelism. “A focus group met several months ago to consider the […]

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Register now for second Small Parish Forum June 18-20

April 17, 2015 Featured News
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WEIRTON, WV [OCA] With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisidek and His Grace, Bishop Paul, the second Small Parish Forum once again will be sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Nicholas Church here June 18-20, 2015. Early registration is recommended, since […]

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Archimandrite Roman awarded Order of St. Romanos

April 11, 2015 Featured News
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RIVES JUNCTION, MI [OCA] – April 2015 His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, presented the Order of Saint Romanos to Archimandrite Roman [Braga] after the Divine Liturgy on the Great Feast of the Annunciation at the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery here. Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops […]

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OCA Orthodox Health Plan announces new provisions

April 11, 2015 Featured News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – April 2015 The Orthodox Health Plan [OHP] recently announced that, due to rising health costs, it has moved to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement [HRA].  Aetna continues to serve as the Preferred Provider Organization [PPO], while network and health care providers will remain the same. The Orthodox Health Plan is the official […]

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OCA Holy Synod issues letter supporting continuation of Statute Revision process

April 7, 2015 Featured News
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April 2015 In a letter dated Friday, April 3, 2015, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon shared the intention of the Holy Synod of Bishops to continue the process regarding the revision of the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America and the presentation of the final draft at the 18th All-American Council[AAC] in Atlanta, GA July […]

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