July 31, 2014

It is time to finish what began at Ligonier!

By St. Andrew House, Center for Orthodox Christian Studies www.standrewhouse.com Board of Directors: Steve Lionas, Dean Calvert, Myke Jacobs, Warren David Visit the St. Andrew House "Orthodox Episcopal Assembly" on Facebook Sixteen years ago the bishops of the various jurisdictions of the Orthodox Churches in America met in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, to map out the road to a unified American Orthodox Church. Call it the “Ligonier Council” -- the First Council of Orthodox Bishops in America. The air was electric. Called by the two towering leaders of Orthodoxy in America -- Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Church (GOA) and Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Church (AOCA) and courageously supported by representatives of Romanian, Serbian and Bulgarian jurisdictions, the bishops resolved to tackle head-on the vexing problems of Orthodox jurisdictional disunity in America. The Church in America had turned a corner. It was not to last. The news upset many of the Old … [Read more...]