Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

An OCN staff member discovered a wonderful article (with photographs!) about Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the website of a church in Kennewick, WA, of which this saint is the patron. Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Orthodox Church is a mission, but it already has...

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Monasticism in the Life of the Church

Monasticism in the Life of the Church

In this episode of Our Life in Christ and in America, Bill Hinkle interviews Fr. Peter Heers, an American priest serving as the rector of St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church in Thessaloniki, Greece. Fr. Heers shares his perspectives on his ministry there, as well as the importance of monasticism...

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Saint Innocent

Saint Innocent

He was the renaissance man’s renaissance man. Not only was he an intellectual powerhouse, a tall, sturdy and strong figure of a man, with a faith big enough for two continents, he was a designer and a builder too. He brought the word of the Gospel to unlettered peoples and...

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The Other White-Bearded December Saint

The Other White-Bearded December Saint

“American Christianity desperately needs the witness of St. Herman, for the American way of life is so radically opposed in so many ways to the life of this man and the Lord Jesus whom he served.” (Fr. Thomas Hopko, The Winter Pascha) I followed my own advice from the November...

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Assembly of Bishops: Progress at 4th Annual Meeting

Assembly of Bishops: Progress at 4th Annual Meeting

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its fourth annual meeting September 17-19, 2013 in Schaumburg, IL. Forty-three hierarchs representing 11 jurisdictions were in attendance. At the conclusion of the meeting the Assembly released three official statements to the faithful: on the Church’s unchanging view...

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Radical Appropriation of the Gospel

Radical Appropriation of the Gospel

On “Our Life in Christ and in America,” Fr. Johannes Jacobse has been a priest for twenty years. Born in Holland, he has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, an M.Div. from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, studied the Greek language at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and is a fellow...

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