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Department of Evangelization Releases More Free Brochures for Download

11 мая, 2021 - 21:04
The Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America has made three more free printable brochures available for download. The newest titles are “Prayer,” “The Eucharist,” and “The Eucharist: Preparation and Thanksgiving.” They are available here. The remainder of the pamphlets…

DCE Releases Resources for Saints Alexis and Brendan

4 мая, 2021 - 20:21
The Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America has released a new resource for students, highlighting two saints commemorated in May. Saint Alexis Toth of Wilkes Barre (May 7) and Saint Brendan the Navigator (May 16) are important witnesses to the Orthodox faith in…

Department of Evangelization Releases Free Brochures for Download

28 апреля, 2021 - 21:24
The Department of Evangelism of the Orthodox Church in America has made the first three of 45 printable brochures available for free download. The original pamplets were designed by the late Archpriest John Matusiak and sold in paper format through a now-retired OCA sales channel. The…

Metropolitan Tikhon’s 2021 Paschal Message now available

25 апреля, 2021 - 04:39
The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon marking Great and Holy Pascha is now available.  The full text appears below and also may be accessed in PDF format.  Links to translations are posted below. ...

Pandemic Ponderings Pascha—One Year Later

23 апреля, 2021 - 13:01
Mother ChristophoraDuring the pandemic, I have often heard people refer to this as “a crazy time.” Or they say that we are living in “a crazy world” now.  Others refer to the pandemic in general as “all this craziness.” I have never felt comfortable with that word or…

Holy Assumption Monastery is offering more free downloads of children’s books

22 апреля, 2021 - 18:36
The Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA is offering more free downloads of their children’s books in PDF format about Pascha, along with worksheets for each book. They also have a variety of other children’s books and spiritual journals available on their website and on Amazon. …

Holy Week and Pascha Schedule of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon

22 апреля, 2021 - 13:29
His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will be traveling throughout the Archdiocese of Washington from April 24 to May 9, serving and celebrating the Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Paschal services in various parishes throughout the Archdiocese. ...

Remembering Metropolitan Platon

20 апреля, 2021 - 13:44
April 20 marks the anniversary of the repose of His Eminence, Metropolitan Platon (Rozhdestvensky) in 1934.  He was the only hierarch to be head of the North American Church for two separate periods: 1907-14 and 1922-34.  He was also the first Primate to be granted the title “Metropolitan…

A New Direction for the Departments of the OCA

15 апреля, 2021 - 21:17
The Departments of the Orthodox Church in America have a long and fruitful history. When the OCA received her autocephaly in 1970, Orthodox resources in the English language were rare. The burgeoning OCA took her mission to be the Church in North America seriously, supporting parish…

A Call for Monastic Vocations, on the Anniversary of the Monastic Tonsure of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

7 апреля, 2021 - 17:39
Father Tikhon, named after Saint Tikhon of Moscow, 1995Enter eagerly into the treasure-house that lies within you, and so you will see the treasure-house of heaven; for the two are the same, and there is but one single entry to them both. — Saint Isaac the Syrian Today on April 7th, the…

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to visit Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Meriden, CT for 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

22 марта, 2021 - 23:24
His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will visit Saints Peter and Paul Church, Meriden, CT this Sunday, March 28, 2021 to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with the parish rector, Father Joshua Mosher. This Sunday, the second Sunday of Great Lent, is the Sunday on which the Church keeps the memory…

40 years since the repose of the first OCA Primate

18 марта, 2021 - 14:57
March 18, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the repose in 1981 of His Beatitude Metropolitan Ireney (Bekish), the first Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America (OCA).  When Metropolitan Ireney signed the agreement with the Church of Russia on autocephaly for the Russian…

Clergy Wives Retreat held on March 13, 2021

17 марта, 2021 - 20:15
On Saturday March 13, nearly ninety OCA clergy wives from dioceses spanning the country gathered virtually for a retreat entitled “Lent in the Time of Pandemic.” Meeting under the auspices of the Office of Pastoral Life, the wives were welcomed by Matushka Miho Ealy, a member…

Pastoral Changes for January and February 2021 released

17 марта, 2021 - 00:22
The January and February “Pastoral Changes” — the official announcements of ordinations, assignments, releases, and related matters affecting the clergy of the Orthodox Church in America, as issued by the Office of the Chancellor, Archpriest Alexander Rentel — are now…

Metropolitan Council Concludes Spring Session

9 марта, 2021 - 04:33
The regular Spring Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) was concluded on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The first meeting of the session had been held a week earlier on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Due to ongoing restrictions in conjunction with the…

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon meets with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

5 марта, 2021 - 17:27
We have come through a year that has seen unprecedented challenges facing our communities and, indeed, society as a whole. The pandemic, growing political polarization, civil unrest, the rise of extremism, and economic anxiety have all contributed to test us within the Orthodox Church.…

Holy Synod issues Pastoral Letter for the Beginning of Great Lent 2021

4 марта, 2021 - 20:33
March 4, 2021 Let us all joyfully begin the sacred season of abstinence; And let us shine with the bright radiance of the holy commandments of Christ our God, With the brightness of love and the splendor of prayer, With the purity of holiness and the strength of good courage. So, clothed…

Department of Christian Education Publishes Weekly Lenten Reflections

4 марта, 2021 - 20:33
For each week of Great Lent, the Department of Christian Education has chosen a saint commemorated during that week whose life offers points for reflection. Families (or anyone who wishes to) can read the brief life of the saint, then use the questions, Scriptural comparisons, and…

Commemorating Saint Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn

27 февраля, 2021 - 14:40
When studying the Church’s history, it is always uplifting to connect with significant figures by examining the original primary source documents they created that are preserved in the Archives of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).  When a document was handwritten by a saint, it is all…

Department of Liturgical Music Expands Important Resources

25 февраля, 2021 - 23:22
The Department of Liturgical Music and Translations is expanding offerings to support the liturgical life of parishes and missions. tsoroka@oca.org, Project Manager for the Departments of the Orthodox Church in America, noted, “The DLM is committed to providing open access to free…

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