OCL Annual Meeting 2015 – Orthodox Working Together

OCL Board Members Seated: Andy Kartalis, Dr Peter Haikalis, George Pontikes, President and George Matsoukas, Exec Dir. Standing (L to R): Archbishop Benjamin, George Karcazes, Argo Georgandis Pyle, Chris Xeros, Archbishop Nathaniel, Bill Souvall, Archbishop Michael, Peter Petkas, Peter Zarras, Michael Pacurar and Susan Haikalis.

OCL-George Matsoukas -Executive Director- 19/11/15 The Orthodox Christian Laity board of directors and advisors enjoyed a productive, thoughtful and prayerful Annual Meeting at Mission Bay (San Diego), California during the weekend of November 5-8, 2015.  In addition to the nuts and bolts business of managing the organization, the topic of fundraising and developing a steady flow of ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary hosts OCL Open Forum : Archbishop Nathaniel and Bishop Michael share insights

OCL meeting

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] November 2014 An Open Forum sponsored by Orthodox Christian Laity [OCL] and hosted on the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here on Friday, October 24, 2014, provided eye-opening access into the work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Especially enlightening was the discussion of a ...

OCA Statute Revision Task Force continues work

Statute Meeting

OCA - Septmber 2014 The Statute Revision Task Force of the Orthodox Church in America held its third meeting at Holy Dormition Monastery here August 19- 22, 2014. Participants were grateful to Mother Gabriella and the monastic sisterhood for the warm hospitality they graciously provided. Under the chairmanship of His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the ...

Holy Synod appoints Archbishop Nathaniel Locum Tenens, Bishop Michael Temporary Administrator

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 9/7/2012 On Monday, July 9, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops met via conference call to further discuss His Beatitude’s resignation, as reported earlier on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The hierarchs issued the following statement at the conclusion of their meeting. “To the ...

Holy Synod Spring Session opens at Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI

7/5/2012 The Spring Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America opened at the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery here on Monday morning, May 7, 2012. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, celebrated the opening Service of Thanksgiving, after which he delivered his opening address. Reports on external and legal affairs and ...

Archbishop Nathaniel, Bishop Ireneu meet with western European Romanian Bishops

Romanian Episcopate in America - Western European Romanian Bishops 3/12/2010 ROME, ITALY [OCA] -- His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate and His Grace, Bishop Irineu of Dearborn Heights, participated in a gathering of western European Romanian bishops, the theme of which was "Conscience and Canonical Orthodox Ecclesiology," at the headquarters of the Romanian ...