Metropolitan Tikhon issues Pastoral Letter Concerning Violence and Extremism in the Middle East

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 12/8/14 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, recently issued a Pastoral Letter Concerning Violence and Extremism in the Middle East. The text of the letter appears below and may be found in PDF format. Pastoral Letter from His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon to the Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America Concerning Violence and ...

Pastoral Letter of His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan at the Conclusion of the Special Convention in Chicago

June 2014 The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Very Esteemed Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Honorable Members of the Archdiocese Board of Trustees and Beloved Faithful Of this God-protected Archdiocese "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians ...

Pastoral Letter of Patriarch John X Stress on the need for Unity between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches

9/3/13 "Therefore, we hope to accomplish all steps towards a full sacramental unity with our brethren in the Eastern non-Chalcedonian Churches, based on what we have agreed upon in Chambesy as a positive result of a long and extensive dialogue. If we realize this, we should be able to show that we have offered a living ...

Holy Synod releases Pastoral Letter on Emancipation Proclamation

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 24/10/2012 OCA On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America released a Pastoral Letter marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Expressing concern for human trafficking and related issues today, the members of the Holy Synod note that, “as the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the ...