Announcements

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Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod: May 30/June 12 2015 18 June 2015
Eparchial Synod Meeting and Concelebration, June 2015 18 June 2015
His Grace Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland 23 January 2015
Communiqué Regarding the Meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch in Jerusalem 26 June 2014
A Necessary Clarification 27 March 2014
Announcement Concerning the Union of the Synod in Resistance with the Church of the GOC 19 March 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod: Feb 6/19 2014 25 February 2014
The Election of the New Metropolitan of America 21 February 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod: Dec 31 2013/Jan 13 2014 17 January 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod: Dec 19 2013/Jan 1 2014 13 January 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod: Nov 6/19 2013 25 November 2013
Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod: Oct. 10/23 2013 25 November 2013
First Synod Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Year 26 September 2013
Communiqué on Organ Transplantation and Donation 26 August 2013
An Epistle Regarding Christian Education in the Home and the Living Water Web Site 13 August 2013
Announcement to the Public 12 December 2012
Encyclical of the Holy Eparchial Synod in America Regarding the Theological Institute 15 October 2011
Protocol Number 719‏ 24 October 2003
Announcement of Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece Which Pertain to the Church in America 26 January 2014
Announcement of the Decisions of the Synodal Courts 01 December 2001
Orthodox Awareness

A Brief History

In the early 20th century, the idea of promoting the union of Churches (Orthodox and heterodox) began to gain ground among circles in the Eastern Orthodox Church by establishing a "Communion of Churches" modeled on the League of Nations.

The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920 foresaw a series of steps toward the “union of the Churches,” of which the first was the change of the calendar for the simultaneous celebration of feast days by all the “Churches.” The content of the encyclical was kept secret from the faithful and only after a few years became known. Read more...

Missions

Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...

Youth

Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.

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The Family Youth Conference will be held Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 at The Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Concord, NH.

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Ask A Priest

Is the GOC Insular?

Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...