Completed study materials for Fr. Hopko’s “The Orthodox Faith” series now available

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Pravmir - August 2017 The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Education [DCE] recently announced the release of the fourth and final set of questions and answers developed to accompany the late Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko’s series, The Orthodox Faith.  The newly completed study materials amplify Father Thomas’ volume on Worship, according to Matushka Valerie Zahirsky, DCE Chair. “As summer vacations end ...

Participation in the entire Divine Liturgy

OCA- 2015 Question Recently I read something about the Divine Liturgy that struck me as rather odd.  The author said something to the effect that the Divine Liturgy is “long” so as to allow the faithful to “come and go” as convenient, to light candles and say their prayers, and to depart at will.  Any thoughts on ...

Fr. Thomas Hopko Laid to Rest

March 2015 See more pics here: Words from Metropolitan Tikhon at the Funeral of Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko March 23, 2015 - Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Ellwood City, PA On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America and all the clergy, faithful members and monastics of our Church, and of all Orthodox bishops, clergy and ...

Remembering Lives and Works : St. Nikolai Velimirovich & Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

21/3/15 St. Nikolai Velimirovich (1881-1956) and Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (1939-2015) who fell sleep yesterday in some respects had very different lives.  St. Nikolai of Serbia spent a large part of his life outside of his native land, travelling in various European nations and finally to America where he ended his days at St. Tikhon's Monastery.  Fr. ...

Funeral of Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko to be held at the Transfiguration Monastery

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21/3/15 VISIT HERE FOR ARRANGEMENT DETAILS HERE: Clergy attending the Funeral of the newly departed Protopresbyter Thomas Hopkoat the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA, are invited to concelebrate at the services they will be attending—that is, the Panikhidas and the actual Funeral Service.  In view of the fact that the monastery’s Chapel is small, special ...

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko Enters Eternal Rest

ELLWOOD CITY, PA [OCA] Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY, and noted Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, preacher, and speaker, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of March 18, 2015. Father Thomas was the beloved husband of Matushka Anne [Schmemann] Hopko. They were married on June 9, 1963. Together, ...

Cross installed atop new chapel at Transfiguration Monastery

OCA-  April- May 2014 On Thursday, April 31, 2014, Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko and the nuns of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA, along with employees of Summers Construction and Constantine Kayafas Architects, celebrated the blessing and installation of the cross on the monastery’s new chapel. The cross matches one installed last year on ...