Turkish Archaeologists Claim to Solve Mystery of Santa Claus’s Burial Place

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Sputinknews - 5/10/17 Archaeologists in Turkey may have solved a mystery dating back thousands of years, after they discovered an ancient tomb they believe contains the remains of Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Christian bishop who became popularly known as Santa Claus. Researchers stumbled across the tomb in the ground beneath Saint Nicholas Church, as they were conducting digital surveys of the ruins in Turkey's ...

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 ...

Reacquainting ourselves with what God has called us to be

18th All-American Council

Archpriest Basil Rhodes - March 2015 The theme of the 18th All-American Council is “How to Expand the Mission.” What is the “mission” of the Orthodox Church in America anyway, and why does it need expanding? According to the Mission Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops, “The Mission of the Orthodox Church in America, the local ...

Summer internships available at historic Juneau church

OCA- May 2014 Applications are now being taken for summer internships at Saint Nicholas Church, Juneau, AK.Consecrated in 1894, the historic church has attracted thousands of pilgrims and tour groups for many years.  [Visit the parish web site at www.stnicholasjuneau.orgfor additional information.]“The internship program provides an opportunity for the parish to conduct church tours and keep its ...