Announcing the 2014 Pan-Orthodox Orthodox Liturgical Music Symposium

“Orthodox Liturgical Music Composition: Fostering a Living Creative Tradition in the English-Speaking World”

The 2014 Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Music Symposium is a four-day event specifically dedicated to singers, conductors, and composers of all Orthodox traditions. The symposium will encourage and explore the current state of Orthodox choral composition in the English-speaking world today. The event will include opportunities for participants to sing new Orthodox choral music, to participate in discussions, to hear presentations, and to attend a very special concert featuring newly-composed Orthodox choral works performed by the East/West Festival Choir. Please visit for more information.

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A Taste and Tour of IOCC in Dallas on Dec. 9th

November 29, 2012

The DFW Metroplex Metropolitan Committee invites you to “A TASTE AND TOUR OF IOCC” Sunday, December 9, 2012 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 13555 Hillcrest Road • Dallas, TX 75240 See the Flyer for more details.  

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“The Holy Orthodox Faith” Series by Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas

November 10, 2012

The Holy Orthodox Faith: Finding True Freedom through Slavery & Total Victory through Surrender by Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas 3 talk series: Mon, Nov 26 ; Tue, Nov 27; Wed Nov 28 2012 Schedule: Vespers at 5:30 PM Followed by light fasting food (in consideration of some Orthodox who have begun the Nativity fast) Talk at 7:00 – […]

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Final Agreement Reached on the Rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church

October 22, 2012

NEW YORK – The Governor of the State of New York Andrew Cuomo, announced yesterday at the Archdiocesan Council meeting, that the final agreement on the rebuilding of St. Nicholas was signed the day before, Oct. 18, 2012 and that the Port Authority would begin construction immediately hoping to complete the foundation in a year […]

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“Beginning to Pray” Adult & Teen Series in Ft. Worth

September 25, 2012

St. Barbara Orthodox Church in Southwest Ft. Worth is pleased to offer this Fall an introductory adult and teen series on prayer. Archbishop Anthony Bloom’s celebrated work, “Beginning to Pray,” will be used as a guide. Copies will be available for purchase, and a reading of the text will be helpful for participants, but not […]

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Donations Needed for OCF Texas A&M Chapter

August 26, 2012

The Texas A&M Chapter is hosting the Regional Retreat this October 13 to 15 at Camp Cho-yeh, an hour north of Houston. To reduce registration costs, they would like to raise $3,000 or more. They are hoping for 60 or so attendees. So $3,000 would reduce registration fees from $110 per person to $60 per […]

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Bartholomew I: Do Not transform Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

August 21, 2012

Trabzon (AsiaNews) — There is “no need” to transform the ancient church of Aghia Sophia in Trabzon into a mosque, it is better that it remains a museum open to all religions: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, expressed with clarity his opposition to the idea supported by the Deputy Turkish Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc […]

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Do Orthodox Christians Have Highest Faith Retention Rate?

July 11, 2012

According to this non-profit study on faith retention, Greek Orthodox Christians have the highest retention rates of any Christian group. It isn’t clear from this study if ‘Greek Orthodox’ includes all Orthodox jurisdictions or if this is specifically calling out the Greek Orthodox. “Retention” in the survey was posed as a question about whether one […]

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Metropolitan Jonah Resigns as Primate of OCA

July 9, 2012

As has been reported here, here and here, Metropolitan Jonah has resigned as Primate of OCA. A portion of His Beatitude’s letter reads as follows. “To the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America, Brothers, As per your unanimous request, as conveyed to me by Chancellor Fr. John Jillions, I hereby tender my resignation as […]

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Memory Eternal Fr. Peter Gillquist

July 2, 2012

Fr. Peter E. Gillquist reposed in the Lord on July, 1 2012, the Feast of Cosmas & Damian (N.S.). Fr. Peter was an archpriest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and retired chairman of the archdiocese’s department of missions and evangelism. He was chairman of Conciliar Press (Ben Lomond, California), and the […]

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