Two dozen clergy, lay leaders complete OCA’s first Mission School

Orthodox Church in America - 2/5/15 Saint Andrew House here was the site of the first Orthodox Church in America Mission School April 20-24, 2015. As reported earlier, funding for the gathering was made possible through a bequest to the OCA for use in the areas of mission and evangelism. Twenty-six participants—13 clergy and 13 lay leaders representing ...

OCA hosts third annual meeting of diocesan chancellors, treasurers

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 18/1/14 For the third time in as many years, the chancellors and treasurers of the Orthodox Church in America’s dioceses gathered at the Chancery here on January 14, 2014 for a meeting with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the Church’s officers. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by Metropolitan ...

Archpriest John Behr to Deliver Annual Florovsky Lecture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

4/9/2012 SVOTS [SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will deliver the Annual Father Georges Florovsky Lecture, Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m. on the seminary campus. Father Behr’s presentation, entitled “Reading the Fathers Today,” will address the meaning of “theology” and its study within ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Implements Fully Paid Tuition Plan

23/2/2012 St. Vlad’s is the only Orthodox seminary in America which employs a professor of homiletics – they are beginning to take preaching seriously. Kudos to St. Vladimir’s leadership for starting this, which will practically guarantee every prospective seminarian MUST give SVS a serious look. [SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] “It is now possible for students to ...

Archpriest John A. Jillions accepts Chancellor’s Position

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 23/10/2011 On Friday, October 21, 2011, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, announced that Archpriest John A. Jillions has accepted the position of Chancellor. Selected from a slate of several applicants, Father John was confirmed by the Holy Synod of Bishops upon the recommendation of the Metropolitan Council at their ...