September 23, 2014

Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in the session of Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission

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One thing that caught my eye was the last sentence which reads, "The Commission...is to consider the contents of the Tomos on Autocephaly and the manner of its signing..." Which Tomos? The OCA? If so, what does this mean? Source: Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church On 22 February 2011, the Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission, convened to consider … [Read more...]

Unravelling the Episcopal Assembly: Interview with Fr. Mark Arey

In our continuing effort to keep you informed about the recent and on going work of our Hierarchs to bring about administrative unity, we present an extensive interview with Fr. Mark Arey. The discussion centers on the first Episcopal Assembly meeting in New York on May 26-28, 2010. You will hear first hand what took place behind the closed doors of the Assembly and how it impacts all of us for … [Read more...]

Keep your eye on the prize

By George E. Matsoukas, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity To all constant bloggers, ecclesiastical colonialists, ecclesiastical bureaucrats, enablers of foreign domination -- i.e. journalists, lobbyists, and other special interest groups dedicated to keeping the church in disunity, disorder and dependent -- I say: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE that Christ’s Orthodox Christian Church … [Read more...]

What’s Fate of Orthodox Unity and Diaspora?

From: Orthodox Christian Laity By Peter Marudas Behold now, what is so good or so joyous as for brethren to dwell together in unity?  Psalm 132 In late May, a meeting of potentially enormous significance for the Orthodox Church in America will occur in New York City when all Orthodox Bishops in good standing in North and Central America convene for a first-ever Episcopal Assembly. This … [Read more...]