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Ninth Century Bible, Codex 1424, Returns to Greek Monastery

CHICAGO, IL: His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, with the blessings of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, received during a special…

Nov 16, 2016

Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday Program The priest coordinates and leads the Stewardship Sunday Program, assisted by the Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council. …

Nov 15, 2016

Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was contacted by the Orthodox Church in hopes of collecting ancient manuscripts which were stolen from Kosintza…

Nov 15, 2016

Ways to Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday With the holidays on the horizon, it’s a busy season for churches. Your leadership and staff are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

Nov 10, 2016

Plan of Action, Part II

Implementing the Plan  Teach that Stewardship is a spiritual expression of faith. Develop a culture of a Parish that emulates the kingdom of God overflowing…

Nov 10, 2016

Plan of Action, Part I

Preparation for the Stewardship Year Prior to launching the parish stewardship year, a number of initial steps may be taken to inform and inspire parish…

Nov 02, 2016

City of Chicago Honors Greek Orthodox Metropolitan

City of Chicago Adds Honorary Title of “Metropolitan Iakovos Way” to Burton Place. CHICAGO, IL: The City Council has passed an ordinance officially…

Oct 28, 2016

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 Mondays starting at 8 PM EST with Fr. Gregory Joyce of St….

Oct 20, 2016