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The Archpastoral Letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2014

The Archpastoral Letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2014 to the Venerable Pastors, God-loving Monastics and Devout Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America.

2014-04-18

Assembly of Bishops: Reorganization of Assemblies in the Americas announced

In an announcement dated Great and Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014,  posted on the web site of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, a reorganization of the Assemblies in the Americas was announced.

The text of the press release reads as follows.

2014-04-17

Paschal Greeting from His Grace Bishop Irénée

Paschal Greeting from His Grace Bishop Irénée to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Canada, the Orthodox Church in America.

2014-04-17

The Barren Fig Tree

Bridegroom

Homily delivered by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at the Bridegroom Matins Service at the Chapel of Saint Sergius of Radonezh.

2014-04-13

Palm Sunday at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Toronto

2014-04-13

Photos from the celebration of the Feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Toronto.

Palm Sunday at St. Seraphim OC, Richmond Hill, Ontario

2014-04-13

Palm Sunday at St Seraphim Parish in Richmond Hill (Northern Greater Toronto). At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy an especially joyful event occurred. Svetlana Rotarciuk presented to the community a special gift: a wonderful embroidered Shroud that she had made herself.

Clarification concerning the status of Archbishop Seraphim

Orthodox Church in America

In response to recent questions and comments that have been directed to the Orthodox Church in America by the media, victim advocates and members of the Church with regard to Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim], the following clarifications are in order.

2014-04-03

Small Parish Forum to be held in Ohio July 10-12

The Diocese of the Midwest and the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania will host a Small Parish Forum at Christ the Savior Church here July 10-12, 2014.

2014-04-03

Pastoral Letter from His Grace Bishop Irénée

His Grace Bishop Irénée

Pastoral Letter from His Grace Bishop Irénée

2014-04-01

Metropolitan Tikhon to celebrate Panikhida for Metropolitan Philip Friday, March 28

Metropolitan Tikhon

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and other members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will celebrate a Panikhida for the repose of the soul of His Eminence, the late Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, at Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 355 State Street, Brooklyn, NY at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014.

All OCA clergy are invited to attend and serve. It is requested that they bring purple cuffs and stole.

2014-03-28

Holy Synod concludes spring session

Holy Synod

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its spring session on Friday, March 21, 2014. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, chaired the session.

2014-03-21

Visit of His Grace Bishop Irénée to Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Toronto

His Grace Bishop Irénée
2014-03-23

His Grace Bishop Irénée visited Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto on the third Sunday of Great Lent, the feast of the Veneration of the Cross.

Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops concerning the Archdiocese of Canada

Orthodox Church in America

On March 21, 2014, during their regular Spring Session, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America made the following decisions.

2014-03-21

New Historic Publication about Arab Orthodox Christianity

The Orthodox Church in the Arab World
2014-03-16

Father Deacon Alexander Treiger and Samuel Noble have released the first ever anthology of early Arabic Orthodox Christian texts.

Synaxis of Primates concludes

At the invitation of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, a Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Church convened at the Phanar March 6-9, 2014.

The gathering was called to consider a variety of issues related to the convocation of a Great and Holy Synod by the Ecumenical Patriarch in 2016. It is felt that such a gathering would offer the world a coherent and united Orthodox witness and voice while serving as an occasion for discerning a much-needed united Orthodox response to today’s social and moral challenges.

2014-03-11

Synaxis of the First-Hierarchs of the Orthodox Churches

At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the First-Hierarchs of all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches will gather from March 6-9, 2014, for a Sacred Synaxis at the Phanar in order to deliberate on matters pertaining to the entire Orthodox Church throughout the world and procedural issues for the convocation of the Holy and Great Council, whose preparation is coming to an end.

2014-03-06

Metropolitan Tikhon calls for ongoing prayers

Orthodox Church in America

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, has asked that prayers for peace and justice in Ukraine continue.

2014-03-06

Yukon Mission Leader Ordained to the Priesthood

2014-03-02

On Sunday March 2, 2014, His Grace Irénée, Bishop of Quebec City, Administrator of Archdiocese of Canada, ordained Deacon John Gryba to the Holy Priesthood. The Ordination took place during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Sunday of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise (Cheesefare), at Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa. Axios! Axios! Axios!

Memorandum regarding the verdict in the court case of Archbishop Seraphim

Archdiocese of Canada

Memorandum of His Grace, Bishop Irénée, in connection to the announcement of the verdict in the court case of Archbishop Seraphim in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 24, 2014

2014-02-28

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Beginning of Great Lent 2014

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, greets the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America at the outset of the Great Fast

2014-02-28

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