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Admonishment Is Not the Same as Excommunication

Earlier this month, news broke that the Ecumenical Patriarch had sent a letter to the Archbishop of Athens asking to “…depose and excommunicate…

Dec 21, 2016

A Moment of Prayer

It only takes a moment. Is the news just getting unbearable? Children are starving, families are homeless and violence rages across the globe. Fr. Gary…

Dec 21, 2016

Coptic Christians Understand the Power of Forgiveness

In truest response to tragedy,  Christians in Cairo are ready to forgive according to an article in The Christian Post titled, “Coptic Christians ‘Ready…

Dec 20, 2016

The Parish Stewardship Program – Forms

Note to Parish Stewardship Team: If an individual indicates an interest, it must be acknowledged. To solicit volunteers and ignore their offer of assistance…

Dec 19, 2016

International Religious Freedom Act Passes Both Houses

12/14/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) is elated to announce that the Frank Wolf International…

Dec 14, 2016

Dubuque parish finds new home after two-year search

DUBUQUE, IOWA: St Elias Greek Orthodox Church held a Press Conference on December 10 at 419 North Grandview Avenue to formally announce that the historic…

Dec 12, 2016

Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

According to an article in the Florence Reminder Blade-Tribune, “Residents and pilgrims are opposing a new upscale subdivision on 236 one-acre lots,…

Dec 12, 2016

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