September 30, 2014

Orthodox Bishops Speak Out Against HHH Mandate

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Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops - The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, which is comprised of the 65 canonical Orthodox bishops in the United States, Canada and Mexico, join their voices with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and all those who adamantly protest the recent decision by the United States Department of Health and … [Read more...]

Why is the Orthodox Episcopal Assembly Silent as Religious Liberty Erodes?

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Source: Fr. Peter-Michael Preble Blog (The Church Under Attack) | Fr. Peter-Michael Preble - In the Gospels Jesus warns us that the world will hate us. He is giving us a warning that being a Christian will not be easy and that it will be a fight, every day, for what we believe in. The world is becoming increasingly hostile to the truth of Jesus Christ and I do not see it getting any … [Read more...]

OCL Laments “Few tangible results” at Episcopal Assembly

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Source: Orthodox Christian Laity I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm - neither hot nor cold - I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Rev. 3:16-17, The tone of the meeting was polite. The meeting had the feeling of a classroom. The Professor directed the class, and the students sat quietly and … [Read more...]

Letter from William Souvall, OCL President, to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Christian Bishops

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A letter from Orthodox Christian Laity president William Souvall. Highlights: ...The need for thorough committee work is understood, but it should not delay palpable unity-related activities which can be undertaken immediately: such as increased and highly visible Pan-Orthodox worship services throughout America. With few exceptions, the Orthodox presently worship together only on the … [Read more...]

Fr. Mark Arey Discusses Episcopal Assembly Updates [AUDIO]

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HT: Byzantine, TX Fr. Mark Arey discusses events related to the Assembly of Canonical Bishops in North America. He also discusses the recent pan-Orthodox Chambésy meeting and what disagreements were aired there (e.g. authority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, process of gaining autocephaly, order of the diptychs, etc.). Listen here: … [Read more...]

Harry Coin: Wag the Dog

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By Harry Coin How much grand significance and control is due the old world churches? Consider these few arial photography offerings by the BCC offering a unique perspective by superimposing the old world places aiming to direct the future of Orthodoxy ...onto .... well ... see for yourself (link opens new tab): Rome's boundaries laid over Duluth, Minnesota: How big really? Rome over … [Read more...]

The Episcopal Assembly: Hopes and Realities

HT: St. Andrews Orthodox Forum By Fr. John Erickson Orthodox Christian Laity Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah October 15-16, 2010 In June 2009 representatives of the fourteen universally recognized Orthodox churches gathered at the Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, near Geneva, Switzerland. This Fourth Preconciliar Commission meeting issued an official decision … [Read more...]

The Episcopal Assembly has a website…

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...and a new logo too. See Episcopal Assembly. But more interesting is this news from the Orthodox Christian Fellowship of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. On the occasion of the Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania and Asia, which will take place in Sydney from 16th-18th October 2010, there will be on Sunday 17th october 2010, from 7:30 am in the Cathedral … [Read more...]

Maybe I’m Just Too American For This Orthodox Church

By Protodeacon Eric Wheeler | HT: OCANews I firmly believe that America offers the potential for the Orthodox Faith to flourish and grow like in no other land or culture. Unfortunately, at times, we cannot free ourselves from the “old world” mentality which mires us in our “ancient” faith. Consequently, it makes it difficult for Americans to even attempt to … [Read more...]

Mattingly: The Orthodox question for 2010

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By TERRY MATTINGLY - Scripps Howard News Service | tmatt.net The first Orthodox missionaries to reach Alaska traveled with the early Russian explorers and, in 1794, a party of monks established the Orthodox Christian Mission to America. [...] "Before the 1920s, there was only one jurisdiction in North America -- that of the Russian Orthodox Church, which, as we know, was open to ... the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

EP: We haven’t omitted Polish hierarchs on purpose

H/T: Orthodox Beacon In a response to the information about the omission of the hierarchy of the Brazilian diocese of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church to the Episcopal Assembly of the Orthodox Bishops of South America, chancery of metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico stated that it was not intentional. Father Peter DiLeo-Vulic explained that this was caused by a lack of accurate … [Read more...]