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October 24th, 2017 Issue

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2014 Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Music Symposium
Posted February 2, 2014

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 […]

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A Taste and Tour of IOCC in Dallas on Dec. 9th
Posted 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.   Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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“The Holy Orthodox Faith” Series by Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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?
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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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National Geographic: Remains of John the Baptist Purportedly Found
Posted June 27, 2012

Purported skeletal remains of John the Baptist have been dated to the first century A.D. and so could conceivably have belonged to the “forerunner of Christ,” who baptized Jesus, scientists say. Discovered in 2010 among the ruins of a Bulgarian church, the remains include six human bones: a knucklebone from the right hand, a tooth, […]

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Actor’s Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmy’s
Posted June 26, 2012

This past Holy Saturday Jonathan Jackson, a five-time Emmy Award winning actor on General Hospital, together with his family, were received into the Orthodox Christian Church. Along with acting, Jonathan is also the lead singer of the indie rock band Enation. www.EnationMusic.com Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviewed him about his journey into Orthodox Christianity, his family, how […]

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Pascha Service to Air on NBC
Posted April 6, 2012

NEW YORK – The video presentation of “Christ is Risen! The Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Pascha,” a program highlighting Orthodox Christian Pascha, or Easter, will air on NBC affiliates nationwide this April. The program, produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and videotaped live at St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, N.Y., highlights […]

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Catholic Church in Holy Land Plans Switch to Orthodox Calendar for Easter
Posted April 5, 2012

The Catholic churches of the Holy Land plan to observe Easter according to the Orthodox calendar, the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has announced. The change could come as early as next year. Father Pierbattista Pizzabella explained that the change was prompted by a desire to strengthen ecumenical ties between Catholics […]

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May 18-20 Dallas Area Seminar for Church Conductors and Singers
Posted April 3, 2012

May 18-20, 2012 St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church McKinney (Dallas), Texas Lectures include: How to Sing Beautifully in English Taking Your Choir to the Next Level Sources for Church Music Conducting Techniques for the Choir Director (And the Occasional Sub) Voicing for the Incomplete Kliros Becoming the Complete Church Singer: Understanding your Role in the […]

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Patriarch Deposes Bishops Following Astoria, NY Scandal
Posted March 28, 2012

(Editor’s note: See Pokrov.org for background on the St. Irene Monastery charges) Constantinople (sedmitza.ru) — At a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, held on March 27, 2012, it was decided to remove from the rank of Metropolitan of Tyana Paisios (former abbot of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery in Astoria, […]

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(Updated) Orthodox Christians Needed to Pray During 40 days For Life in McKinney TX
Posted February 24, 2012

Fr. Seraphim Holland of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKinney with the assistance of Fr. Dn. Nicholas Park is organizing a prayer vigil for Orthodox Christians of DFW on 2 days during the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil in McKinney. “Forty Days for Life” McKinney Texas, February 22 – April 1, 7am – 7pm […]

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+Seraphim Trial Decision Delayed Till January
Posted November 18, 2011

A high-ranking former orthodox archbishop, who has pleaded not guilty, must wait until the new year to learn if he’ll go to trial on historical Manitoba sex abuse charges. Seraphim Storheim appeared in a Winnipeg courtroom this week for the start of his preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for the case […]

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OCA Archbishop Pleads Not Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Case
Posted November 18, 2011

The Winnipeg Sun writes: Former archbishop Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim has pleaded not guilty to molesting two 10-year-old boys. A former archbishop with the Canadian arm of the Orthodox Church in America has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two boys during the time he worked in Winnipeg. Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim, 65, […]

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+Hilarion Describes Upcoming “Holy and Great Council”
Posted November 7, 2011

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) at a recent lecture spoke of the inter-Orthodox cooperation in the preparation to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the pre-Council process and expectations. He assured listeners that the Council will not be the Eighth Ecumenical Council and will not rescind or review the decisions of the Seven Ecumenical Councils. “The […]

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Orthodox Conference on Missions and Evangelism in North Texas, Jan. 20-22, 2012
Posted November 2, 2011

How do we communicate the “Good News” of Jesus Christ to those around us? Attend the 2012 Orthodox Conference on Missions and Evangelism in Dallas and Ft. Worth to learn more. View the Conference Flyer, the detailed Missions Conference Schedule and when you’re ready,  Register Online. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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+Jonah To Enter St. Luke’s Evaluation Program Nov. 14th
Posted November 1, 2011

OCANews.com reports Metropolitan Jonah’s Opening Address to the 16th All American Council and the news that +Jonah will enter an evaluation at St. Luke’s institute. +Jonah began his address with an apology and announcement. He stated: “….These last three years have been the three most difficult years of my life. I have been under a […]

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Orthodox Mission in Pakistan
Posted October 28, 2011

In recent times, since the killing of Osama Bin Laden, only alarming news has come out of Pakistan, but even before that it wasn’t the most joyful news. In particular, we regularly heard about the difficult condition of Christians in this predominantly Muslim country. Things being as they are, it would seem that there is […]

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Orthodox Church Finds Home In Tyler, TX
Posted October 26, 2011

Rebecca Hoeffner writes in the Tyler Paper: When Father John Mikita of the parish of St. John of Damascus Orthodox Church goes anywhere in public, he wears his traditional Orthodox robes.“I get a lot of folks who stop me in Walmart and they want to know, ‘What’s the difference between Orthodoxy and the Baptist church?’” […]

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Nov. 11 & 12 Old Country Christmas Ethnic Festival in Ft. Worth, TX
Posted October 24, 2011

St. Barbara Orthodox Church is pleased to announce its 25th annual “Old Country Christmas Ethnic Festival” on Friday, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November, 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This annual event features pastries, baked goods, and other delicacies made from authentic ethnic recipes from the “Old Country” […]

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St. Nicholas Church, Destroyed on 9/11, to be Rebuilt at Ground Zero
Posted October 14, 2011

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces today an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invited Archbishop Demetrios and the Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial […]

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Hundreds Crowd Ohio Church to Witness Miraculous Icon
Posted October 8, 2011

Nicholas Kozak witnessed a miracle that he hopes will convince others that God is real. “I hope the icon will be tangible evidence to anyone who is looking for faith and a real revelation of the lord,” said Kozak, 17, of Green. “How else can you explain myrrh coming from an icon, except that it […]

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Orthodox Christian Conference in NY: “Beauty Will Save the World”
Posted September 19, 2011

The Sophia Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture will hold its fourth annual conference on Friday December 2, 2011 on the campus of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. The theme of this year’s conference is:”Beauty Will Save the World”: The Notion of the Beautiful in Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Keynote speakers include the Orthodox […]

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Orthodox Leaders Smooth Path to Proposed Pan-Orthodox Council
Posted September 14, 2011

The patriarchs of three ancient Orthodox Christian churches met from 1-2 September in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East, and perhaps an even more prickly topic – the move toward a historic pan-Orthodox council – removing major stumbling blocks to what would be the first such gathering in centuries […]

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Fr. Demetrios Carellas To Speak Sept. 26-28 in Tyler, TX
Posted September 13, 2011

St. John of Damascus Orthodox Mission in Tyler TX announces 3 talks by Fr. Demetrios Carellas: Monday, September 26 — On Faith Tuesday, September 27 — On Hope Wednesday, September 28 — On Love Papa Demetri is a Protopresbyter and Archimandrite of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. He serves as chaplain to Nativity of the Theotokos monastery in Saxonburg, […]

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