• Meet OCMC Missionaries Preparing for Deployment Overseas

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    March 2, 2021

    The energy and commitment of these individuals tells us of their love and response to God’s calling. As each of us hears of the needs around the world and the great need to share His message of love and salvation, these words from Elaine give us great hope: “A sign outside a church says, ‘Finding yourself is actually returning to yourself.’ Read More

  • Finding Resilience in Times of Crisis

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    March 2, 2021

    Featuring modules on self-care, grieving with hope, family dynamics, and building resilient communities, Care Compass offers downloadable resources, including short videos by IOCC Frontliners. Frontliners—a group of disaster counselors, clergy, and other trained professionals—share their hard-won experience to help communities recover spiritually as well as physically. Read More

  • OCMC 2020 Trek4Missions a Great Success

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    March 2, 2021

    Thirty-three teams, consisting of 226 participants, pedaled, walked, ran, and swam a total of 20,114 miles to support OCMC’s efforts to bring the Good News of Christ’s Gospel to the ends of the earth! Their collective efforts raised over $146,000 for missions in just five weeks from August 9 – September 14, far surpassing our original goal of $100,000. Read More

  • OCMC: Mission Sunday, March 14

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    March 1, 2021

    By praying for OCMC, financially supporting its ministries, serving as a missionary, or volunteering for a short-term mission team, you are helping reach the more than one billion people worldwide who have never heard the Gospel and hunger and thirst for salvation in Jesus Christ. Read More

  • February 7 – Boy Scout Sunday | March 7 – Girl Scout Sunday

    Assembly of Bishops

    March 1, 2021

    This year the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, in tandem with American Scouting organizations, celebrates February 7th and March 7th, 2021 as Scouting Sundays. Read More

  • Now Accepting Online Nominations for the Office of Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    February 22, 2021

    With the blessings of the Exarch His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Order of St. Andrew is now accepting online nominations for the high office of Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • IOCC: Helping Our US Neighbors in Need

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 20, 2021

    As we’re watching unfolding crises in Texas—from a deep freeze to power loss and now a growing water crisis—IOCC is in touch with partners and local Orthodox dioceses. We stand ready to help as needs become clear. Give a gift today to US programs so we can respond quickly and effectively to people facing great need. Read More

  • Finding Resilience in Times of Crisis

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 2, 2021

    The damage from a disaster or crisis extends far beyond shattered homes and businesses. There are emotional injuries, too: the wounds of losing a home, a livelihood, or maybe even loved ones. That’s why IOCC developed Care Compass, a suite of tools designed to map ways individuals and communities can create a path toward resilience,digitizing elements of IOCC’s emotional and spiritual care work. Read More

  • Assembly of Bishops Endorses Alternatives to Women in Crisis Pregnancies

    Assembly of Bishops

    January 29, 2021

    Today, as the annual March For Life is held digitally due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America reaffirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. All humans, whether in the womb or in the world, are made in the image and likeness of God, possessing God-given beauty and dignity. Therefore, we can never condone the willful and elective taking of a human life. Read More

  • His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Administered Vaccine

    GOA News Release

    January 28, 2021

    On Thursday January 28th, 2021, shortly before midday, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was administered the COVID-19 Vaccine at the University Medical Center CAPA in Istanbul. His All Holiness thanked the doctors and staff of the Medical Center, and through them, all frontline healthcare workers throughout the world for their self-sacrifice as they care for the infected and their loved ones. It is His All Holiness’ fervent prayer that everyone get vaccinated as soon as possible to contain this global and deadly virus. Read More

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