Auditions are Open: National Antiochian Orthodox Choir of North America
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Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America From the Department of Sacred Music For the second year, the Archdiocese Department of Sacred Music has entered into its audition season for the National Antiochian Orthodox Choir of North America. It is the Department’s vision that this auditioned choir will sing specially selected Orthodox hymns that require significant preparation and rehearsal. The Choir’s first public performance will be hosted by St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Penn. on Su ..read more
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Let the Parishes Decide What Amount to Contribute to the Archdiocese
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Source: The National Herald Analysis by Theodore Kalmoukos A group of volunteer chefs at the St. George Piscataway Greek Festival. Photo: TNH/ Michael Kakias We have occasionally dealt with the issue of the financial contributions of the parishes to the Archdiocese, either indirectly, when the ‘taxation’ increases periodically – because that’s essentially what it is – or when problems arise from parishes that struggle financially and cannot keep up with the ever-increasing demands from the Archdiocese. These demands are passed down to the Metropolises and then to the communities. There is a ..read more
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Orthodox and Lutheran leaders conclude Third Meeting of XVIII Plenary Session in Cairo
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Source: Orthodox Times Orthodox and Lutheran Leaders in Cairo On the afternoon of May 30, 2024, the Third Meeting of the XVIII Plenary Session of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Lutheran World Federation concluded successfully at the centuries-old Patriarchal Monastery of Saint George in Old Cairo. The session ended with messages from the Co-Presidents of the Commission, Metropolitan Kyrillos of Krini, a Professor at the University of Athens, and Lutheran Bishop John Schneider. They read statements from Ecumenical Patriarch Bart ..read more
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Russian Church severs communion with certain Hierarchs of Bulgarian Patriarchate
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Source: Orthodox Times Holy Synod of Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has decided to sever communion with specific hierarchs of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. This decision follows the recent co-liturgy of Bulgarian hierarchs with Ukrainian Metropolitans in Constantinople. Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk presented a detailed report on this matter, highlighting the participation of Bulgarian hierarchs in a co-liturgy with the Ecumenical Patriarch and Metropolitans of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine at the Patriarchal and Stavropegic Mona ..read more
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His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Presides Over the 2024 Commencement Exercises of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
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Source: Orthodox Church in America St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) have concluded their respective 2024 commencement exercises. The commencement of the Class of 2024 at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary took place on Saturday, May 18, 2024. That morning, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the celebration of the hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating with His Beatitude were His Grace Bishop Nikodhim of Boston and the Albanian Archdiocese and His Grace B ..read more
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Historic Cleveland Cathedral Suffers Damage after Fire
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Source: Orthodox Church in America CLEVELAND, OH [DOM] On Tuesday, May 28, the historic St. Theodosius Cathedral, Cleveland, OH suffered significant damage when the roof caught fire. The fire broke out in the afternoon around 3:30 PM EST. Local fire crews began to fight to put out the fire in an effort to save the temple. Priest Jan Cizmar, Cathedral Dean, along with other local clergy, faithful, and neighbors began to remove and preserve holy items from the Cathedral. In a post on the Cathedral Facebook page, Father Jan expressed his gratitude to the local firefighters and fai ..read more
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Metropolitan of Warsaw: Agia Sophia Cathedral in Warsaw is a divine gift
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Source: Orthodox Times Metropolitan Sawa of Poland On the eve of Mid-Pentecost, May 29, the Agia Sophia Cathedral in Warsaw hosted a solemn Divine Liturgy. Presiding over the service was Archbishop Sawa of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland, with Archbishop Gregory of Bielsk delivering the homily. In his address, Metropolitan Sawa emphasized the divine purpose of humanity, created by God to partake in the Kingdom of Heaven and to perpetually glorify the Lord. He acknowledged the presence of evil in today’s world and underscored the responsibility of every Christian to spread the Easter jo ..read more
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2024 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat
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Source: American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America JOHNSTOWN PA, [Diocesan Chancery] — Calling all servers and brothers of the Altar! We want you to join us at Christ the Saviour  Seminary for the annual Altar Boy’s Retreat from June 30 – July 3! We have a bunch of great stuff planned, so get fired up! Speaking of which, that will help you with our theme of being “On Fire with the Spirit!” Keep the fire and excitement as we go to Windber, to a monastery, and to a Pirates game! Parents can register online by following this link. Cost for the event is $125 per particip ..read more
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Clergy Wives Online Retreat to be held June 1
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Source: Orthodox Church in America SPRINGFIELD, VA [OCA] The canonization of a human being is the ultimate proof of God’s love: He cares for us so much that he enables us to live a life filled with His light, and to shine that light out to the world. Not every person achieves this, of course, but those who do can be canonized by the Church and called saints. On Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM (EST) the Clergy Wives Advisory Group will offer a Zoom retreat entitled “The Road to the Canonization of Blessed Matushka Olga of Alaska.” We will have as our speaker His Eminence Archbishop ..read more
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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Announces the Retirement of Archpriest Chad Hatfield
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Source: Orthodox Church in America Aerial view of St. Vladimir’s Seminary YONKERS, NY [OCA]  St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) announces the retirement of the Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield as SVOTS President and Rector of Three Hierarchs Chapel, effective July 1, 2024. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, along with the Board of Trustees, received and accepted a request for retirement from Fr. Hatfield on Friday, May 17 at the 2024 Spring Semi-Annual Meeting of the Board of Tru ..read more
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