Remembering Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (+July 22, 1992)

SVOTS - 24/7/19 +Memory Eternal+ On this day, we remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1984-1992, professor of church history from 1959-1992, prolific author, and a major voice in and for the Orthodox Christian community worldwide. Click here to listen to some of Fr. John’s sermons on patristics, ...

Increasing Influence of Uniate Greek Catholics in Ukraine

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Nadia Bazuk - (Editor - Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 18/7/19 Will the Schism in Orthodox Church of Ukraine Push the Country to Greek Catholics? The modern history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the successor of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church formed by the Union of Brest of 1596, begins ...

Summer Resources to Contemplate the Contributions of Orthodox Women

SCV - 18/6/19 Proposal- Introductory Parameters for Ordained Orthodox Deaconesses, SCV March 25, 2019 SCV Volume III Flyer Book Release FINAL Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times (Free E-book) For summertime reflection, we are pleased to offer three Orthodox resources engaging a wide range of topics related to the contributions of women in the life of ...

The Regime of the Orthodox Church

Parembasis - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 14/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Τό πολίτευμα τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας Prompted by the Ukrainian issue, there are discussions about ‘primacy’ within the Church. Some people reject it, and others misinterpret it. The Roman Catholics usually interpret primacy in terms of essentialism, and some contemporary Orthodox ...

Introductory Parameters for the Ministry of Ordained Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church

SCV - 29/3/19 Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) is pleased to announce the collaboratively written Proposal for Introductory Parameters for the Ministry of Ordained Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church in the USA. An initiative begun in 2006, by His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, this process was energized in recent years by the example set by the Holy ...

Build a Dormitory for 180 Orphans

Orthodox Africa - 20/3/19 The St. Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage and the school has 180 children that it cares for. This care includes almost everything for every child: feeding them two good meals a day (the ones who would go hungry on the weekend are also fed on the weekends also), taking care of their medical needs, ...

Tactics of double standards: how USA interferes in life of Orthodox Church

Ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine, US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette

Union of Orthodox Journalists - 11/3/19 What is behind the concern of US officials about the rights of the Orthodox? At the Athens conference on disinformation and news manipulation held on March 5, the ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine and now the Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette made a strong statement about Russia’s efforts to undermine the authority ...

Thirteen Kids Baptized into the Orthodox Church in Kenya

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission Kenya - 29/1/2019 By the grace of God today at St. Barnabas orphanage and school in Kenya I concelebrated 11 baptisms with Fr Seraphim Holland. The community is growing every day. To learn more about my humble mission and see how you can help follow the link below www.orthodoxmissionkenya.org God bless you. Source:

Life of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-Gusher

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Church of Serbia - 13/11/18 Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart ...

Conference – What’s Holding the Orthodox Church Back from Reviving the Female Diaconate?

Clockwise from top: Teva Regule, Ph.D., Carrie Frederick Frost, Ph.D., Deacon Perry Hamalis, Ph.D., Randa Karadsheh Anderson, Ph.D.

  The St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess - 29/9/18 The Call to Revive the Female Diaconate: Thirty Years After Rhodes Saturday, November 3, 2018 1 to 5 pm Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church Glenview, (Chicago) IL FREE-WILL OFFERING AT THE DOOR SPEAKER: Teva Regule, Ph.D. “The Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church? The State of the Question” PANELISTS: Randa Karadsheh Anderson, Ph.D., ...

Metropolitan Tikhon addresses President Trump on the separation of families

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OCA - June 2018 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I write to you asking compassion for the children and their parents now being separated and confined in detention centers as a result of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. On behalf of these children—some of them infants and toddlers—and together with all ...

On the Sunday of All Saints, the Primates of the Orthodox Church in America and of the Russian Church Abroad concelebrate Divine Liturgy

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 6/7/18 On June 3, 2018, the Sunday of All Saints, at the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to bestow three honorary doctorates at 2018 commencement

SVOTS - 29/3/18 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] At its commencementSaturday, May 19, 2018, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will confer honorary doctorates to three people for their contributions to the Orthodox Church: composer Mitered Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Seminary Trustee Emeritus Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, and University of Kentucky Professor David Bradshaw, Ph.D. “Their contributions align so fittingly with important ...

ELDER DOBRI DOBREV BURIED IN CHURCH YARD IN HOME VILLAGE (+ PHOTOS)

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Orthochristian.com - 18/2/18 +Memory Eternal+  His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria, dozens of priests, and hundreds of laymen gathered in the village of Bailovo yesterday to bid farewell to Elder Dobri Dobrev, affectionately known as “Grandpa Dobri” and “the Saint of Bailovo,” at his funeral and burial at the Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, reports nova.bg. The beloved man ...

Week Of The Last Judgement

Orthodox Africa - 12/2/18 DONATE TO ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION HERE Today’s Gospel reading from Saint Matthew 25 verses 31-46 serves as an “un-official” anniversary for Orthodox Africa. It was because of today’s Gospel that our Founder, was challenged to determine how he could one day answer Christ when he finally stands in front of him at the ...

TOUCHING HEAVEN IN GUAXACANA

The Mayan Orthodox Church - 12/2/18 One of the joys in visiting a parish in Guatemala is the warm welcome given to the visiting clergy. Such was the case upon our arrival at the village of Guaxacana (wa-sha-ca-na) on January 28th. Not only was the Orthodox community celebrating the 14th anniversary of its founding, but also the installation ...

How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns

Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 20/1/18 How the Orthodox Church Can Help in the Battle Against Mental Health Concerns The Orthodox Church recognizes the role of spirituality in strong mental health. It is an important job of Christians to help the vulnerable in their hour of need and to turn them towards the love of Christ. Depression ...

Patriarchal Liturgy at the church of Nativity of Mother of God in Zemun

Church of Serbia - 11/1/18 On the second day of the feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and our Saviour Jesus Christ, 8 January 2018, when our Orthodox Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Nativity of ...

Indian Orthodox Malankara Community in Dubai Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) - OCP News Service - 3/12/17 Dubai- UAE: The St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral based in Dubai is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Parish Church was established in the year 1968. The anniversary celebrations were inaugurated by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne ...

500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Legacy and Challenges

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Church of Serbia - 15/11/17 The student government of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of Belgrade, in partnership with the Evangelical Union of Students, organized a debate titled, “500thAnniversary of the Reformation: Legacy and Challenges.” Students had the opportunity to hear from Church historian Dr. George Hancock and from Dr. Roland Werner, a well-known Protestant theologian, philologist ...

Seminarians begin St. Moses the Black Society at St. Vladimir’s

SVOTS - 25/10/17 In September, a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal reported that 7-in-10 Americans viewed race relations in the United States as “poor.” The poll—taken in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August—revealed that 28% of the public, including 24% of white and 40% of black Americans, stated that ...