Registration Opens for 2024 Parish Development Forum in Broadview Heights, OH
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by Orthodox Church in America
6d ago
Registration is now open for the 2024 Parish Development Forum, to be held from 1:00 PM EDT on Tuesday July 9 through noon on Thursday July 11. Host site for the Forum is Archangel Michael Orthodox Church, Broadview Heights, OH.  The Forum is co-sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania, the Diocese of the Midwest, and the Bulgarian Diocese. “The Parish Development Forum is a conference which encourages discussion of timely topics and discovery of practices used by healthy, vibrant Orthodox parishes,” said Joseph Kormos, Forum co-chairperson and P ..read more
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Schedule Now Available for 2024 Memorial Day Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon’s Monastery
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by Orthodox Church in America
3w ago
The monastic brotherhood of the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk has announced the 120th annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage to take place from May 24 to May 27, 2024. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will preside at the pilgrimage. Pilgrimage events include Hierarchical Divine Liturgies,  a healing service to the Mother of God, the Blessing of the new Arts Center Building and a concert on Sunday evening celebrating the Arts Center’s grand opening.  More info & tickets for the performance Sunday evening can be found here.  Singers are warmly invited to join the St. Tikhon’s ..read more
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Metropolitan Tikhon’s 2024 Paschal Message now available
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by Orthodox Church in America
3w ago
To the Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Children in the Lord, CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! Now all is filled with light: heaven and earth and the lower regions. Let all creation celebrate the rising of Christ: in him we are&hellip ..read more
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Widows of Clergy Online Retreat Scheduled Saturday, May 18
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by Orthodox Church in America
3w ago
On Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, the Clergy Wives Advisory Group (CWAG) of the Office of Pastoral Life (OPL) will sponsor an online retreat for widows of clergy of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). The retreat is titled, “Finding Your Purpose as a Widowed Clergy Wife,” and Archpriest Ian MacKinnon will present the topic and engage in a question and answer period with participants. To receive a link or call-in telephone number for the retreat, participants will need to click this link and register here. Participants will be able to take part in the retreat either by ente ..read more
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Metropolitan Tikhon Makes Archpastoral Visits to St. Tikhon’s and St. Vladimir’s Seminaries
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by Orthodox Church in America
3w ago
On Friday, April 19, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon traveled to St. Tikhon’s Monastery and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA, for an archpastoral visit and to ordain third-year seminarian Deacon Seraphim Chang to the holy priesthood. On Friday evening, His Beatitude presided at Matins and served the Akathist in the monastery church. After the Great Doxology, the monastic brotherhood gathered around the ambo and Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer), Abbot of the monastery, tonsured Igumen Cyprian (Durant) to the Lesser Schema, giving him the name Sophrony. On Saturday ..read more
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His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Visits New Skete and Holy Myrrhbearers Monasteries
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by Orthodox Church in America
1M ago
On Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon traveled to upstate New York, where he made archpastoral visits to the Monasteries of New Skete in Cambridge, NY, and Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery in Otego, NY. On Thursday, His Beatitude was welcomed to the Monasteries of New Skete by Igumen Christopher (Savage), the male monastery’s superior. New Skete, which is made up of both male and female monastic communities, is well known for breeding of German shepherd dogs, world-renowned dog training, and popular cheesecakes. Prior to lunch with both the monks and nuns ..read more
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17th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum to be held July 15-19
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by Orthodox Church in America
1M ago
The 17th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program (DVP) will be held at Saint Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral, Santa Rosa, CA July 15-19, 2024. This year’s program once again will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates.  Supper, prayer, and an opening session will launch the Practicum at 5:00 PM on Monday, July 15. The Practicum will conclude on Thursday, July 19, with hierarchical Divine Liturgy and a festive lunch. During the program, practical liturgical training will focus on the celeb ..read more
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Metropolitan Tikhon issues letter on recent updates to the Pension Plan
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by Orthodox Church in America
1M ago
Today, April 12, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon sent the following letter to the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America. He also sent copies to the members of the Metropolitan Council, Diocesan Chancellors, and members of the Pension Board. Your Eminences, Your Graces, I greet you at the end of this fourth week of the Great Fast as we continue to journey toward the great feast of the resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. Last Thursday, we concluded the Regular Spring 2024 Session of the Holy Synod, which was preceded by a special joint meet ..read more
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Holy Synod Meets for its Regular Spring 2024 Session
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by Orthodox Church in America
1M ago
On April 2-4, 2024, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America met for its Regular Spring 2024 Session in Springfield, VA, under the presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon. The meetings of the Synod were preceded by a special joint meeting in which the Bishops were joined by the Church Officers, the Diocesan Chancellors, the General Counsel, and representatives of the Pension Board. The joint meeting began on Monday, April 1, with an education session led by Mr. David Jarrett, FSA, EA, MAAA, FCA, Principal and Consulting Actuary. This presentation was similar to the ..read more
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Metropolitan Council meets for its Regular Spring 2024 Session
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by Orthodox Church in America
1M ago
The Regular Spring 2024 Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America was convened via teleconference on Tuesday, March 5, Thursday, March 7, and Thursday, March 28. The Council met under the presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and conducted general business reviewing and discussing various reports that were previously submitted in writing and then presented via teleconference. On Tuesday, March 5, His Beatitude offered an update on his primatial work, offering a detailed log of his significant activities over the past several months. He highlighted his work ..read more
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