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Metropolitan Tikhon’s Sanctity of Life message, video now available

January 15, 2017 Featured News

OCA – 15/1/17 Sunday, January 22, 2017 will be observed as “Sanctity of Life Sunday” in parishes across the United States.  The commemoration, which marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the US, serves as a prelude to the annual March for Life, to be held in the […]

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August OCAreview available for downloading, parish distribution

August 4, 2016 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – August 2016 The August 2016 edition of “OCAreview: The Orthodox Church in America’s Monthly Hard-Copy Digest” is now available in color and black and white PDF formats for downloading and local distribution. With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, OCAreview made its debut in October 2015. Each monthly edition features stories […]

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OCA Holy Synod of Bishops issues “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage” document

June 24, 2016 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA]- June 2016 On June 16, 2016, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved a statement entitled “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage.” The purpose of that statement was to articulate the basic and fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Church in America regarding marriage and to do so […]

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OCA Canons, Statute Commission releases final report on proposed Statute revision

July 12, 2015 Featured News
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July 2015 The Orthodox Church in America’s Commission on Canons and Statutes has issued a detailed final report on the proposed Statute revision in anticipation of its consideration for adoption at the 18th All-American Council in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. The text of the report in PDF format, released on Wednesday, July 8, may […]

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FAQ Document Now Available on the Female Diaconate

June 25, 2015 Featured News
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June 2015 Visit the Page here: The St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess has added a page of FAQs to its website that provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding restoration of the female diaconate. The new page can be found here, where there is also a downloadable […]

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The Mysteries of Violence: Reflections on the Assyrian Crisis in Syria

March 2, 2015 Featured News
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East  – 2/3/15 The Very Rev’d Archdeacon William Toma Chicago – Illinois. Download PDF- The-Mystery-of-Voilence Source:  

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I.A.O. STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARMED ASSAULT ON THE OFFICES OF A FRENCH MAGAZINE

January 13, 2015 Featured News
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I.A.O. January 2015 – Athens – Greece The statement of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) regarding the armed assault on the offices of a French magazine in PDF format Following yesterday’s armed assault on the offices of a French magazine, the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), an international organizationactive for 21 years since its foundation, consisting […]

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A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess from SCV Pan-Orthodox Fellowship

December 10, 2014 Featured News

November – December 2014 Published with Permission for OCP Media Network Download full text in PDF here “A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess” has been published by St. Catherine’s Vision, an international, Pan-Orthodox fellowship of Orthodox women theologians and other lay servant-leaders. The document is addressed to Ecumenical Patriarch […]

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Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (1914–2014) Centenary Conference

November 8, 2014 Featured News

The Deanery of Great Britain and Ireland is part of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes in Western Europe Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople – November 2014 Download PDF here Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (1914–2014) Centenary Conference November 15th – 16th 2014 King’s College London. As demand is high and the College will not allow us to exceed […]

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The Synodal Cathedral Choir Will Honor the Memory of Alexander Grechaninoff

October 24, 2014 Featured News

ROCOR – October 2014 Buy tickets here: With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Synodal Cathedral Choir will perform a concert of the liturgical and lay music of composer Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninoff. The event marks the 150th […]

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Assembly of Bishops Issues Statement on the Middle East

September 20, 2014 Featured News
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September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America wrapped up its fifth annual meeting on September 18, 2014, by issuing a significant “Statement on the Middle East,” and a second substantive “Final Statement” of conclusions and goals. Convening in Dallas, TX, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the […]

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Text of Coptic Papal Enthronement

November 17, 2012 Featured News

  OCP News Service – 17/11/2012 Clcik to downalod PDF Version of the EnthronementText Global: The Text of Coptic Papal Enthronement is now available. The Text contains procedures and prayers of the Coptic Papal Concentration ceremony.   Source: OCP News Service    

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Holy Synod issues “Guidelines for Clergy Use of Online Social Networking”

October 24, 2011 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 21/10/2011 On October 6, 2011, during their Fall 2011 Session, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America adopted and approved “Guidelines for Clergy Use of Online Social Networking.” Available in PDF format, the Guidelines recognize “the popularity of social networking and digital communications” and their […]

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Metropolitan Council Minutes now Available

October 24, 2011 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The complete minutes and reports of the fall 2011 session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America are now available and posted in PDF format on the OCA web site. Click here to read Minutes Other Reports Source:

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OCA Treasurer releases report for January 1-December 31, 2010

March 9, 2011 News

03/08/2011 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — The Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Melanie Ringa, released the “Treasurer’s Report for the Period of January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010” on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The complete document in PDF format may be accessed HERE. Source:

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Message of Great Lent from H. H Ignatius Zakka I

February 26, 2011 Featured News

26/2/2011 Message of Great Lent 2011 from H. H Ignatius Zakka 1st, Patriarch of Universal Syrian Orthodox Church. Click here to Download PDF File in English. Source:

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Holy Synod of Bishops issues Statement on the Orthodox Church in America’s Autocephaly

December 4, 2010 Featured News

12/02/2010 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — As has been widely reported, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in America by the Russian Orthodox Church. Within the context of this commemoration, the Holy Synod of Bishops has issued a statement, the complete text of which may be found in […]

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