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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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Holy Synod issues statement regarding Archbishop Seraphim

January 25, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 25/1/14 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has received information regarding Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim), who is on suspension from his position as Archbishop of Canada. In court proceedings that took place earlier today—Friday, January 24, 2014—in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Archbishop Seraphim was found guilty of one count of sexual assault. […]

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Orthodox Christians to join Wednesday’s March for Life in US capital

January 21, 2014 Featured News

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] Orthodox Christians from across the US will gather in the US capital for the annual March for Life on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. His Beatitude, MetropolitanTikhon, and several members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of theOrthodox Church in America—His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek; His Grace, Bishop Michael; and His Grace, Bishop Mark—will […]

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Statute Revision Task Force holds first meeting

January 21, 2014 News

21/1/14 Members of the Orthodox Churchin America’s Statute Revision Task Force held their first face-to-face meeting at Saints Peter and PaulChurch here January 16-17, 2014. Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops in October 2013, the Task Force is undertaking a comprehensive revision of the OCA Statute, slated to be presented for adoption at the 18th All-American Council in Atlanta, GA […]

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Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania nominates Bishop Mark

January 18, 2014 News

BETHLEHEM, PA [OCA] 18/1/14 His Grace, Bishop Mark of Baltimore, was nominated to fill the vacant Episcopal See of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at a special Diocesan Assembly at Saint Nicholas Church here on Friday evening, January 17, 2014. Bishop Mark has served as the Diocese’s Administrator since 2012.  His name will […]

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OCA hosts third annual meeting of diocesan chancellors, treasurers

January 18, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 18/1/14 For the third time in as many years, the chancellors and treasurers of the Orthodox Church in America’s dioceses gathered at the Chancery here on January 14, 2014 for a meeting with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the Church’s officers. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy […]

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Plans for consecration of Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] announced

January 13, 2014 News

ANCHORAGE, AK [OCA Diocese of Alaska] OCA – 13/1/14 Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] will be consecrated to the episcopacy at Saint Innocent Cathedral here on Friday, February 21, 2014. Archimandrite David was elected by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka […]

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Orthodox Christians to witness to sanctity of life at annual DC March

January 5, 2014 Featured News

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] – 5/1/2014 On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Orthodox Christians from across the country will gather in the US capital for the annual March for Life. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will be joined at the March by several members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, including His […]

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OCA Holy Synod calls for prayers in wake of Egyptian crisis

August 31, 2013 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On August 30, 2013, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, issued a statement calling for prayers for all who are suffering in the crisis currently gripping Egypt, and especially that nation’s minority Christian community. The complete text follows. STATEMENT […]

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Ministries Conference participants challenged to put their “faith into action

July 15, 2013 News

15/7/13 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Cathedral here that marked the close of the Orthodox Church in America’s 2013 Parish Ministries Conference. The closing Liturgy, at which His Grace, Bishop Mark of Baltimore concelebrated, followed Friday’s full schedule of workshops and other conference events that included presentations by […]

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St. Moses the Black Brotherhood to host 20th annual conference October 11-13

June 30, 2013 Featured News

KANSAS CITY, KS [OCA] – 30/6/13 Saint Mary of Egypt Church here will host the 20th annual Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black conference October 11-13, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is “It Takes a Village: Bridging Culture and the Orthodox Faith.” The Brotherhood is a Pan-Orthodox organization that desires through it’s efforts […]

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Colorado Springs faithful ask prayers in wake of Black Forest fire

June 17, 2013 Featured News
Colorado Springs church not in danger; numerous parishioners affected.

17/6/13 In the midst of what Colorado officials described on Thursday, June 13, 2013 as “the most destructive fire in state history,” Archpriest Anthony Karbo and the faithful of Saints Constantine and Helen/Holy Theophany Church here once again are requesting prayers, nearly one year to the day after they faced the Waldo Canyon fire. What […]

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Social media, internet behavior, and human sexuality among Parish Ministries Conference workshop themes

June 17, 2013 News

17/6/13 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The 2013 Parish Ministry Conference will feature several exciting workshops on a number of relevant and engaging topics. The Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry will offer a workshop on ministry with social media that will include techniques for outreach, dos and don’ts, and models for encouraging safe behavior. The Department also will […]

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