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Many Years to His Grace Alexander, Bishop of Dallas and the South

  SYOSSET, NY The members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the…

Mar 30, 2016

Joint Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Prayer for Syrian Bishops

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to Hold Common Prayer Service The Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United Stated of America and the Standing…

Mar 29, 2016

“O Lord, Make the Evil Be Good” A Christian Response To Terrorism

Following the deadly series of terrorist attacks that struck Brussels on Tuesday, and in light of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Boston Marathon, and…

Mar 22, 2016

Patriarchal Encyclical on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

  The Orthodox Church, in this case, recognizes only one authority: the Council of her canonical hierarchs ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No.: 314…

Mar 18, 2016

New Summer College Program Focuses on Orthodox Literature

Orthodox Center at Eastern University Announces New Summer Program Advanced High School students and recent graduates can earn college credit while studying…

Mar 17, 2016

Lenten Encyclical from Archbishop Demetrios

  Holy and Great Lent   It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more…. Philippians 1:9                                    …

Mar 08, 2016

UN Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will co-sponsor two events at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women:   Forced…

Mar 08, 2016

Father Stephen Powley to Speak at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC will be hosting a Philoptochos Lenten Retreat March 14-15, 2016, featuring Father Stephen Powley….

Mar 08, 2016

A Conference by and for Homeschoolers

In a society where non-Christian ideals are beginning to dominate in the public sphere, many pious parents are choosing to homeschool their children to…

Mar 07, 2016

Orthodox Host Prayer for Persecuted Christians

  GREEK ORTHODOX OF SPRINGFIELD HOST EVENT TO PRAY FOR SUFFERING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD FEATURED BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS AND LEADERS OF FAITH IN…

Mar 06, 2016

A New American Saint?

Could we have a new American-born Orthodox saint?  Over the weekend, the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) gathered to move the interred body of Vladyka…

Mar 06, 2016

SUV Bursts into Flames and Bible is Unburned

By: Marcus Sullivan POSTED:FEB 23 2016 07:02AM EST UPDATED:FEB 23 2016 11:26AM EST FOX 26 – A bible that was in the front seat of an SUV during…

Mar 01, 2016