Plans for consecration of Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] announced

ANCHORAGE, AK [OCA Diocese of Alaska] OCA - 13/1/14 Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] will be consecrated to the episcopacy at Saint Innocent Cathedral here on Friday, February 21, 2014. Archimandrite David was elected by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka and Alaska on ...

Syrians living in London beg Prince of Wales to intervene in conflict tearing apart their homeland

19/12/13 A group of Syrians living in London have begged the Prince of Wales to intervene in the conflict in their homeland. During the Prince's visit to the Syriac Orthodox Church , David Yakoub, who was close to tears, put his hands together and pleaded with the heir to the throne to help. The heir to the throne ...

HCEF Concludes a Successful 2nd International Palestinian Diaspora Youth Conference

12/7/13 The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) just concluded its successful 2nd International Palestinian Diaspora Youth Conference in Bethlehem, Palestine July 5-6, 2013. It achieved the goals of the program, which were to engage the 2013 delegates in the Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program in critical thinking and discussion, open communications to build a relationship ...

The Hope: An End To The Religious Freedom Chasm In Turkey, by Archon Dr. Cary J. Limberakis

Philadelphia, PA - 7/9/2013 The following article written by Archon Dr. Cary J. Limberakis was published on the National Philoptochos Society blog, "Philanthropy by Philoptochos,” on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is an organization of women whose collective drive, dedication and heart help those who need it most. Philoptochos is Compassion. Philoptochos ...

Concert highlights anniversaries of three seminaries

WILKES-BARRE, PA [STOTS] 8/3/13 Hundreds of faithful poured into Saint Stephen Episcopal Cathedral here on Sunday, March 3, 2013 for a concert of liturgical music by students from three Orthodox Christian seminaries. The concert was performed by students of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA, and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, both of which are celebrating their 75th ...

St. Vladimir’s and St. Tikhon’s Choirs Open Icon Exhibit at Villanova University

8/11/2012 - USA View a photo gallery of the exhibit opening An exhibit entitled "Icon: The Way to the Kingdom," will run until December 16 at theVillanova University Art Gallery, housed in the Connelly Center, Villanova, PA. Choirs from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) and St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) in South Canaan, PA, jointly ...

Mother Christophora honored on 25th anniversary as Abbess

ELLWOOD CITY, PA [Transfiguration Monastery] On Saturday, October 13, 2012, the sisterhood and friends of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration here celebrated the 25th anniversary of the elevation of the Very Reverend Mother Christophora to abbess of the monastery. The day opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the monastery chapel, at which Archbishop ...

Icon exhibit to open at Villanova University October 26

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS] 13/10/2012 A unique exhibit, titled “Icons: The Way to the Kingdom,” will open at the Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA, on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and run through December 16. The exhibit will include Cretan, Romanian, Syrian, Coptic, Carpathian-Rusyn, Greek, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian icons along with vestments, Gospel books, ...

Diocese of Alaska nominates Archpriest David Mahaffey to vacant See of Sitka and Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK [OCA Diocese of Alaska] 17/9/2012 Delegates to the Assembly of the Diocese of Alaska, which met here on September 15, 2012, voted to present the name of Archpriest David Mahaffey in nomination to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka and Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America. Father David’s name will be presented by His ...

OCEC, St. Tikhon’s Seminary, to co-host Christian education conference September 15

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] 8/8/2012 The Orthodox Christian Education Commission [OCEC] and Saint Tikhon’s Seminary will be co-sponsoring a Christian education conference, “Educating Our Children in Godliness: A Day of Fellowship and Learning,” on the seminary campus here Saturday, September 15, 2012. Presenters include Matushka Myra Kovalak, Director of the OCEC Department of Teacher Training, and Archpriest George ...

SCHEDULE OF FUNERAL SERVICES for Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory!

23/5/2012 UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS PRESS RELEASE Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory! SCHEDULE OF FUNERAL SERVICES We write once again to share with the dear clergy and faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church, all other Orthodox Christians, family and friends of our beloved Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory the schedule for his funeral ...

Walking in our forefathers’ footsteps: Memorial Day pilgrimage includes procession “from Mayfield to the Monastery”

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] 3/5/2012 It was in 1905 that faithful Orthodox Christians processed from Saint John the Baptist Church, Mayfield, PA, to South Canaan for the formal opening of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery. This year, faithful are invited to “walk in our forefathers’ footsteps” on Sunday, May 27 in a procession that follows the same route “from Mayfield ...

PA to investigate forced eviction of Amreya Copts

By Heba Hesham / Daily News Egypt 13/2/2012 ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO: The Human Rights Committee of the People's Assembly rejected, in an emergency meeting Sunday night, the forced eviction of eight Coptic families from their homes in Alexandria, stressing the importance of combating sectarian tension. The PA had commissioned the committee to hold the meeting at the request of a ...

PA struggles to fund Bethlehem Church Renovation

Greek Orthodox clergymen clean the floor of the Nativity Church, believed  by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead of Orthodox and Armenian  Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem (MaanImages/Luay Sababa, File)

13/12/2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority is struggling to raise funds for a planned renovation to Bethlehem's iconic Church of the Nativity, a Palestinian official said Monday. Ziad Bandak, presidential adviser for Christian affairs and head of the Nativity Church restoration committee, says the PA has raised about $1.6 million of the nearly $15 million ...

10th annual camp, youth worker, college chaplain conference to be held January 25-28, 2012

LIGONIER, PA [OCA] 17/11/2011 The 10th annual Orthodox Christian camp, youth worker, and OCF chaplain conference will be held at Antiochian Village Conference Center here January 25-28, 2012. “In 2003, we held our first Orthodox Christian camp conference, which continued until 2009, when parish and diocesan youth workers joined the conference,” said Subdeacon Luke Beecham of the OCA ...

Monastery Museum seeks help in expanding displays, Holdings

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] 14/9/2011 The Metropolitan Museum at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery here is now accepting donated items that can be incorporated into its existing displays and holdings. “Such donations include icons, liturgical ware, vestments, relics, and other religious items that would be of historic interest,” said Igumen Sergius, Abbot, and Archpriest John Perich, museum curator. The museum’s premier ...

FOCA headquarters Burglarized

WILKES-BARRE, PA [OCA] 23/8/2011 The administrative building of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] here was burglarized during the third week of August 2011. According to Dr. John Schultz, national FOCA president, damage was substantial. The break-in occurred on Saturday, August 20, according to Dr. Schultz. Access was gained through a broken window. Damage was ...

Transfiguration Monastery announces annual Pilgrimage

Orthodox Church in America 27/7/2011 The nuns of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration here extend an invitation to all pilgrims to join them for their annual pilgrimage marking their patronal feastday August 5-6, 2011. His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, will preside at pilgrimage Divine Liturgy, concelebrating with His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek ...

The Consecration of His Grace, Bishop Matthias

Orthodox Church in America 30/4/2011 CHICAGO, IL [OCA] -- Archimandrite Matthias [Moriak] was consecrated to the episcopacy during the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Church here on Saturday, April 30, 2011. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, presided at the consecration Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating were His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His Grace, Bishop Nikon; His Grace, Bishop Tikhon; His Grace, ...

New St. Tikhon’s Monastery web site makes its Debut

Orthodox Church in America 01/12/2011 SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] -- With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, the new web site of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery here recently made its debut at .http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/ In addition to general information about the monastery, the site provides a wealth of interesting information, news, historic photographs, galleries, and other ...