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

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 US ...

August OCAreview available for downloading, parish distribution

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 features stories ...

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

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 in ...

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

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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 be downloaded ...

FAQ Document Now Available on the Female Diaconate

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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 PDF version. Source:  

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

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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 of ...

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

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 Bartholomew and the Secretariat ...

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (1914–2014) Centenary Conference

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 the designated number, please apply ...

The Synodal Cathedral Choir Will Honor the Memory of Alexander Grechaninoff

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 anniversary ...

Assembly of Bishops Issues Statement on the Middle East

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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 Assembly tackled ...

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

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 exponential growth. ...

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

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 PDF format ...