• Hellenic Film Society USA Presents Virtual Greek Film Festival

    The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) announced the first-ever virtual Greek film festival in the US, to be held July 10-20, 2020. Audiences across the country will have the opportunity to stream ten quality, entertaining Greek films to their devices throughout the US. For many of the films, it will be their US premiere. In addition, virtual interviews with directors of the films are also planned. Read More

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    College Scholarship Awarded To Outstanding Greek Orthodox Scout

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Schisler has been awarded a scholarship of $1000. She was selected from a nationwide group of outstanding applicants who had already received both the highest award of their Scout organization (Eagle or Gold, for the Scouting BSA and Girl Scouts of the USA programs, respectively) and the highest Eastern Orthodox Christian Scouting religious award, the Alpha Omega medal. Read More

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    Saint Photios Shrine Commemorates Greek Landing Day 2020

    On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine will celebrate its annual “Greek Landing Day” with two special online events, in place of a previously planned event at the shrine that was unable to occur due to the global pandemic. Read More

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    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Closing Remarks Philoptochos Virtual National Board Meeting

    Today we attained a new and special connection to one another – as real and human as it was virtual. Your devotion to the Church is truly an inspiration to me personally and to the whole Body of the Church. Whether as natural mothers, adoptive mothers, godmothers, or spiritual mothers who mentor others, you have demonstrated a capacity for nurturing and nourishing the Body of Christ. For this, I bless each and every one of you. Read More

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    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Opening Remarks Philoptochos Virtual National Board Meeting

    As we all come to terms with this new way of meeting, I want to thank each and every one of you for the exemplary service that Philoptochos is providing on a national level, as well as the continuing service of all the chapters on a local level. Your response in the midst of this pandemic has been worthy of your foremothers in the faith and the ever-memorable Patriarch Athenagoras, under whose archiepiscopal omophorion your ministry of love and service was founded. Read More

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    Virtual Conference Brings Orthodox Musicians Together

    Over 200 church musicians from Europe, Australia, and North America gathered in online presentations and discussions exploring the theme of “Music as Liturgy.” The 3-day event was co-hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVS). Read More

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    Much has been written and posted on line lately about Holy Communion and how it is to be distributed/received vis-à-vis the COVID-19 crisis. In light of this, it is interesting that little attention has been paid to the relationship between faith and reason. The overriding reason for this omission is related to an understanding of the Eucharist and how it is distributed. Read More

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    Registration for the first-ever virtual OCF Summer Leadership Institute is now open!

    BROOKLINE, MA --- Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Summer Leadership Institute will be offered from June 27 - August 9, 2020 as a six-week virtual leadership training course for college students and young adults (ages 18-25). Attendees can expect to learn what it means to be an Orthodox leader in OCF, the Church, and the world. This is the first-ever virtual offering of SLI and attendance is free of charge. Read More

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    It is the merit of the Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of 1920 to have introduced the concept of “koinonia (communion) of Churches” in the ecumenical vocabulary which ought to become a key concept in the theology of the 20th century. Subsequently, Eucharistic ecclesiology has underlined the correlation between the Church and the Eucharist. This was not a new theory, since we already find it in the New Testament. Read More

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    Global Conference to Explore Future of Orthodox Church Music

    Orthodox Christians are often considered the most traditional of Christians, yet the latest technology is making it possible for an international gathering of Orthodox church musicians to take place during the COVID-19 global pandemic, exploring and preparing for the future of Orthodox Church Music Read More

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