In Memoriam : Archimandrite Roman Braga

Archimandrite Roman Braga

OCA - 29/4/15 USA: Archimandrite Roman [Braga] of the Dormition of Mother of God Monastery here fell asleep in the Lord on the evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  Father Roman had been in declining health for some time. Additional information and a schedule of funeral services will be posted as they become available. May Father Roman’s memory ...

Metropolitan Tikhon, delegation depart for Armenia, Georgia

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard)

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - April 2015 At the invitation of the His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and a delegation from the Orthodox Church in America, will arrive in Armenia on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, where they will participate in the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary ...

First Orthodox Church in America Mission School

Call of Apostles

DETROIT, MI [OCA] Saint Andrew House here will be the site of the first Orthodox Church in America Mission School April 20-24, 2015. Funding for the event was made possible through a bequest to the OCA for use in the areas of mission and evangelism. “A focus group met several months ago to consider the best way to ...

Register now for second Small Parish Forum June 18-20

Parish Forum

WEIRTON, WV [OCA] With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisidek and His Grace, Bishop Paul, the second Small Parish Forum once again will be sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Nicholas Church here June 18-20, 2015. Early registration is recommended, since the forum ...

Archimandrite Roman awarded Order of St. Romanos

Archim. Roman Braga

RIVES JUNCTION, MI [OCA] - April 2015 His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, presented the Order of Saint Romanos to Archimandrite Roman [Braga] after the Divine Liturgy on the Great Feast of the Annunciation at the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery here. Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops at their ...

OCA Orthodox Health Plan announces new provisions

OHP

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - April 2015 The Orthodox Health Plan [OHP] recently announced that, due to rising health costs, it has moved to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement [HRA].  Aetna continues to serve as the Preferred Provider Organization [PPO], while network and health care providers will remain the same. The Orthodox Health Plan is the official health plan ...

OCA Holy Synod issues letter supporting continuation of Statute Revision process

Synod

April 2015 In a letter dated Friday, April 3, 2015, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon shared the intention of the Holy Synod of Bishops to continue the process regarding the revision of the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America and the presentation of the final draft at the 18th All-American Council[AAC] in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, ...

OCA Holy Synod responds to Assembly of Bishops’ “Common Starting Point”

Synod

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] In a document dated March 15, 2015, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America offered a response to the Chairman and Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America with regard to the “Common Starting Point” for Canonical and Regional ...

Register now for 18th All-American Council

OCA

ATLANTA, GA [OCA] - 29/3/15 Delegates and participants in the18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America and the 89th National Convention of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America, both of which will be held here in mid-July 2015, are urged to make hotel reservations at their earliest convenience. “Registration has been brisk for the ...

Holy Synod of Bishops concludes spring session

Holy Synod

March 2015The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held its spring session at the Chancery here March 17-20, 2015.The session was chaired by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who in his opening remarks thanked the members of the Holy Synod, the Chancery staff, and those who facilitate the Church’s boards, committees, commissions ...

OCA Holy Synod Spring Session opens March 17

OCA

OCA- 14/3/15 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will be held at the Chancery here from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, 2015. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, the members of the Holy Synod will undertake a thorough review of plans for the forthcoming 18th All-American Council, slated ...

OCA Alaskan Diocese “gives” a church to Kenya

On February 15, 2015, His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Kenya, assisted by his new vicar, His Grace, Bishop Neophytos, consecrated the first church in Africa dedicated to Saint Herman of Alaska—a “gift” from the clergy and laity of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of Alaska. Fifteen parishes and 37 individuals, most of whom are from ...

Funds being collected to help deceased priest’s wife, six children

NORWICH, CT [OCA] Donations to assist the family of Priest Matthew Baker, who died as a result of an automobile accident on the evening of Orthodox Sunday—March 1, 2015—may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g?fb_action_ids=10153015372926708&fb_action_types=og.shares. Donations also may be sent directly to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 247 Washington Street, Norwich, CT 06360, the parish to which Father Matthew ...

The 100th Anniversary of the Repose of St. Raphael – Bishop of Brooklyn

[OCA] - 1/3/15 Pilgrims from across North America gathered at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA May 28-29, 2000 to celebrate the glorification of the first Orthodox Christian bishop to have been consecrated on North American soil—Saint Raphael Hawaweeny. Today—February 27, 2015—marks the 100th Anniversary of Saint Raphael’s repose.  His many missionary and pastoral journeys across North ...

“There are those who would overcome the world with weapons of violence, but this is not our way,” Metropolitan Tikhon

Memorial Service

STATEN ISLAND, NY [OCA] - 22/2/15 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon spoke at a memorial for the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by IS in Libya at Archangel Michael and Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church here on the evening of Thursday, February 19, 2015. “There are those who would overcome the world with weapons of violence, but ...

OCA Metropolitan Council concludes spring session

Met Council

HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA] The spring session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America was held at Immaculate Conception Seminary here February 10-12, 2015. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, delivered the opening address, in which he reflected on the theme of the forthcoming 18th All-American Council [AAC], “How to Expand the Mission.” “Archbishop Anastasios of Albania reminds ...

OCA Metropolitan Council to meet February 10-12

HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA] - 12/2/15 The Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will hold its semi-annual meeting at Immaculate Conception Seminary here Tuesday, February 10 through Thursday, February 12, 2015. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will offer the opening address and report, followed by reports from the officers ...

18th All-American Council resolutions now being accepted

18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 31/1/15 The Resolutions Committee for the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America is now accepting proposed resolutions for consideration. Parishes and other Church bodies—deaneries, dioceses, stavropegial institutions—are asked to submit proposed resolutions and amendments for consideration well before the AAC convenes in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015. Proposed resolutions should ...

OCA represented at military, chaplaincy conferences

Frs. Boback and Gallick at conference.

ALEXANDRIA, VA [OCA] - 31/1/15 Archpriest Theodore Boback, Dean/Executive Director of the Orthodox Church in America’s Military and VA Chaplaincies, and Archpriest Joseph Gallick participated in the Annual NCMAF and ECVAC Conference and AFCB meeting here recently. Due to prior commitments, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was unable to attend this year’s gatherings. The annual National Conference on Ministry ...

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa

SAN FRANCISCO, CA [OCA] On Saturday, January 24, 2015, clergy and faithful from parishes across the Diocese of the West and beyond gathered at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect Daniel [Brum] was consecrated to the Episcopacy as Bishop of Santa Rosa, Auxiliary to His Eminence, ...

St. Raphael of Brooklyn subject of 32nd Annual Schmemann Lecture

St. Raphael Hawaweeny

YONKERS, NY [OCA] - 25/1/15 The life and ministry of Saint Raphael Hawaweeny of Brooklyn will be the subject of the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. The lecture will be delivered by His Grace, Bishop Nicholas [Ozone], Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn of ...