Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

The Orthodox Church is declining in America. So is Christianity in general. Six out of ten young people are leaving the church after college never to return. Despite popular sentiment among older generations that the young people return when they marry and have kids this is no longer true. Further,...

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

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 Bulgarian Diocese to fill the vacant See of Dallas and the South during their Spring Session here on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bishop Alexander succeeds...

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A New American Saint?

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 (Archbishop) Dmitri  from Restland Cemetery to the Saint Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas.   Vladyka Dmitri fell asleep in the Lord in August 2011, and was buried...

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Christmas Message from Metropolitan Tikhon

Christmas Message from Metropolitan Tikhon

    ARCHPASTORAL MESSAGE  OF HIS BEATITUDE, METROPOLITAN TIKHON FOR THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST 2015   CHRIST IS BORN ! GLORIFY HIM! To the Honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, It is my joy...

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Monastic Life in Montana

Monastic Life in Montana

Inspired by Orthodox Missions of all kinds, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please...

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Summer Service Pilgrimage to Alaska

Summer Service Pilgrimage to Alaska

    Youth and young adults play a vital role in the life of the Orthodox Church in America.  The OCA’s Department of the Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry works to train clergy, parents, and youth ministers in various aspects of ministry with, to, and by young people. The...

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Holy Trinity Springfield, VT Celebrates 110 years

Holy Trinity Springfield, VT Celebrates 110 years

Happy Anniversary!  The faithful of Holy Trinity Church, Springfield, VT celebrate 110 years as a parish!   His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon joined Archpriest Peter Carmichael and the faithful of Holy Trinity Church, Springfield, VT for the celebration of the parish’s 110th Anniversary on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Russian immigrants began...

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Appalachian Orthodox Paschal Hymn

Appalachian Orthodox Paschal Hymn

Father Justin Patterson of the OCA uploaded the video above. It is the Paschal troparion sung to Appalachian harmonies, but conforming to tonal rules of the Slavic Orthodox. It was sung at a music workshop at the All American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting in Atlanta in...

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OCA, OCMC partner to send mission team to Mexico in June 2015

OCA, OCMC partner to send mission team to Mexico in June 2015

SYOSSET, NY — The Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Florida-based Orthodox Christian Mission Center, will be hosting a mission teaching team to San Esteban and Pisaflores in the OCA Diocese of Mexico June 20-27, 2015. “Both Pisaflores and San Esteban are villages of native Aztec Orthodox Christians...

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Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

A friend sent me this reflection, which I’d like to share with you. His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osaky) reposed in the Lord five years ago today (18 December, 2009). He was the OCA’s Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest since 1993, previous to which he served as the OCA’s Bishop...

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