Pentecost 2010 Springtime for the Church in the Americas!

By George Matsoukas, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity Behold how good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity — Psalm 133:1 During the week following Pentecost, May 26-27, 2010 sixty five Orthodox Christian bishops, who have their sees in North and Central America, have been invited to gather at the Helmsley Park Hotel. The bishops will convene as the … [Read more...]

It is time to finish what began at Ligonier!

By St. Andrew House, Center for Orthodox Christian Studies 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...]

Our Best Chance Yet: A historical reflection on administrative unity

HT: Orthodox News By Matthew Namee We’ve tried this before. Over the past century or so, there have been no fewer than five attempts to bring the various ethnic Orthodox jurisdictions in America into some measure of administrative unity. Next week, from May 26-28, we embark upon a sixth effort — an effort which, compared to its predecessors, seems remarkably … [Read more...]

“Don’t Call Us…We’ll Call You” – The Pentecost Experience of Evangelical Orthodox Christians at the Phanar

Source: Orthodox News By: George Matsoukas June 11, 2006 As we celebrate Pentecost 2006, it is useful to remember Pentecost Sunday, June 2, 1985.  That is the date and feast day that the Ecumenical Patriarchate and its Holy and Sacred Synod of Bishops chose to refuse an audience with the party of 18 Evangelical Orthodox Christians whose 12 year journey to the One, Holy, Catholic and … [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...]