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The Consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

Below is the full schedule of the consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg). The “Rite of Nomination” takes…

Oct 28, 2016

Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ Election to the Ecumenical Throne

Oct 26, 2016 MESSAGE OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW To the Plenitude of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Worldwide On the 25th Anniversary…

Oct 27, 2016

Churches Can Foster the Right Kind of Communication

Reaching church members with the right message at the right time is tough, quite frankly. As our society becomes increasingly mobile, churches have a great…

Oct 26, 2016

Ideas and Resources to Support Parish Ministry, Part IV

Weekly Offering Envelopes A weekly envelope system works well as a collection vehicle for some parishioners, a reminder for others, and a way to send offerings…

Oct 25, 2016

OCN to Host Live Q&A on Facebook

The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) will feature a LIVE Q&A on Facebook on alternating Wednesdays starting at 7 PM EST with Fr. Gregory Joyce of St….

Oct 20, 2016

Orthodoxy Reaches the Island Kingdom of Tonga

Under the spiritual leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios the Orthodox Church has now been planted in the Island Kingdom of Tonga. This past…

Oct 20, 2016

Maria Logus to Serve Second Term as National Philoptochos President

New York, NY – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos…

Oct 19, 2016

IOCC Fundraiser Features Byzantine Music

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is hosting “An Evening of Byzantine Chant” on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 6 p.m. –…

Oct 17, 2016

Ideas and Resources to Support Parish Ministry, Part III

Keep the ideas of Stewardship in Front of the People Stewardship brochures from past years going back to 2010 are available upon request from the Department….

Oct 17, 2016

Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei

The Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) recently announced the Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite…

Oct 16, 2016

A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

  Are you familiar with St. John, one of Orthodoxy’s modern saints? Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker (1896-1966), was a…

Oct 16, 2016

Chicago Area Philoptochos Sews Dresses for Girls Around the World

CHICAGO, IL: St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 South Ashland Avenue in Chicago, hosted the 4th Annual Philoptochos “Dress a Girl around the World”…

Oct 16, 2016