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Minnesota US Senator visits St. Paul Community

  MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, officiated Sunday Services at St Mary’s…

Aug 23, 2016

Religious Freedom Resolution Gains Momentum in Indiana

GREEK ORTHODOX OF CHICAGO AND DETROIT METROPOLISES SEEK PASSAGE IN SPRING 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION CHICAGO, IL- The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago…

Aug 23, 2016

Young Adults Offer Assistance To St. Herman’s House of Hospitality in Cleveland

JOHNSTOWN, PA — Following in the footsteps of Sts Cyril and Methodios, and demonstrating in concrete action their renewed commitment to hands-on…

Aug 22, 2016

Over 130 Participants Gather for Sunday Church School Workshop

The Fall 2016 Sunday Church School Teacher Workshop, “Bible Basics for the Orthodox Church School Teacher” was held on August 20, 2016, in Elmhurst,…

Aug 22, 2016

Saint Basil Academy “Fall Foliage” Walk-A-Thon

The Saint Basil Academy Annual Walk-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  It will be approximately 2 miles long and cover most of…

Aug 22, 2016

Monastery Offers HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a serious problem and an offence to humanity. Victims are sexually exploited, psychologically and physically abused and held against…

Aug 20, 2016

Metropolitan ALEXIOS on Flood in Louisiana

The following is a letter sent to the parishes in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, concerning the recent floods.   My Beloved Ones, I greet…

Aug 20, 2016

Orthodox Church in Baton Rouge Four Feet Under Water

UPDATED August 24, 2016. Have you heard about the devastating flood in Louisiana?  It seems to have taken a while for the news to spread.  At least 13…

Aug 20, 2016

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Video Series Part IV: The Blessings of Our Hierarchs

Inspired by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a sister ministry of OCN, OCN is proud to share their news and the work they do.  OCPM’s mission is…

Aug 15, 2016

Romanian Monastery Church in Clinton, MI Burns

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America has posted the following press release: CLINTON, MI- With sadness, we report that around noon on Friday, August…

Aug 13, 2016

August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days…

Aug 12, 2016

Stewardship Coordinators Retreat To Be Held At Camp Nazareth – Sept. 16-18

JOHNSTOWN, PA  It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first…

Aug 11, 2016