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V. Rev. Dr. Joachim Cotsonis Contributes to Dumbarton Oaks Online Byzantine Seal Database

Very Rev. Dr. Joachim Cotsonis was invited to spend ten days, July 5-16, at Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard Center for Byzantine Studies, Washington, DC, in order…

Jul 24, 2015

Be the Light

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch address​es​ the faithful at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral of Worcester, MA in English and Arabic….

Jul 22, 2015

HCHC Welcomes His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch

On Monday morning, July 20, 2015, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, along with Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, HCHC President Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos,…

Jul 22, 2015

Greek American Camp Program on Greek TV

Recently we interviewed Fr. Elias Villis on the benefits of an Orthodox summer camp program and his experience as the director of Camp Saint Paul, the…

Jul 22, 2015

Those Who Can, Do More

Have you ever thought, “But what can I do?”  Take a tip from Michael Tabrizi.  Originally from Israel, but in America since 1989, Michael…

Jul 21, 2015

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Address at 2015 St. Tikhon’s Commencement

The following address was presented by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at the 73rd Annual Commencement exercises at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological…

Jul 21, 2015

18th OCA All-American Council Begins

The 18th All-American Council formally begins today in Atlanta, Georgia. During the course of the week updates will be posted, so please check back regularly…

Jul 21, 2015

Update on Sierra Leone

Remember our interview with Fr. Themi of Sierra Leone? Were you inspired? Read an update from Eleni Athinodorou as she writes about her return to offer…

Jul 21, 2015

100th Anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodox Parish

On Saturday morning, July 11, 2015, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA celebrated their 100th Anniversary. His Eminence,…

Jul 21, 2015

St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press Unveils New Liturgical Music Book at All-American Council

At this year’s All-American Council in Atlanta, St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press unveiled a limited pre-release draft edition of its forthcoming publication,…

Jul 20, 2015

Second Chair to Enhance Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham

Fordham University has received a generous gift to establish the Father John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies. The…

Jul 20, 2015

Kallinikeion Institute Intensive Modern Greek Language Program begins July 27

The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program sponsored by the Kallinikeion Foundation. The program…

Jul 20, 2015

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— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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