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New Map of Bishops and Parishes Available on the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Website

A new map, Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States, is now available on the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops website. The updated map…

Dec 09, 2016

The Parish Stewardship Program – End of Year Procedure

End-of-Year Procedure The Importance of an End-of-Year Procedure Ideally, every Steward is an active supporter of the ministries of the parish by offering…

Dec 06, 2016

Chicago Area Archons Bring Awareness to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Order of St Andrew (Archons) hosted their annual Vesper and Liturgy services honoring St Andrew on November 29…

Dec 01, 2016

OCN Board Meets in NYC

His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America addresses the OCN Board The Board of Directors of the Orthodox Christian Network held is annual…

Dec 01, 2016

The Restoration of the Ministry of Deaconesses

On November 21, 2016, Pravoslavie reported that Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria will restore the diaconate to women. Recently,…

Dec 01, 2016

The Parish Stewardship Program – Follow Up

Follow-Up Program Ongoing Reminders Stewardship Commitment Forms provide confirmation of a commitment to support Parish Ministries.  An effort to encourage…

Nov 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Explained

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature inspirational writings that serve as reminders of ‘Sparks of Good’ and examples of God’s…

Nov 22, 2016

Ninth Century Bible, Codex 1424, Returns to Greek Monastery

CHICAGO, IL: His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, with the blessings of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, received during a special…

Nov 16, 2016

Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday Program The priest coordinates and leads the Stewardship Sunday Program, assisted by the Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council. …

Nov 15, 2016

Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was contacted by the Orthodox Church in hopes of collecting ancient manuscripts which were stolen from Kosintza…

Nov 15, 2016

Ways to Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday With the holidays on the horizon, it’s a busy season for churches. Your leadership and staff are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

Nov 10, 2016

Plan of Action, Part II

Implementing the Plan  Teach that Stewardship is a spiritual expression of faith. Develop a culture of a Parish that emulates the kingdom of God overflowing…

Nov 10, 2016