ROCOR/OCA Episcopal Concelebration

Editor’s note: The following article was written by Christopher Orr. Update (6/18/11): What follows is an updated version of the original article. On May 24, 2011 – the feast of the holy Equals-of-the-Apostles, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Enlighteners of the Slavs and the name day of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All-Russia – Metropolitan Jonah…

New Book from SOCHA Assoc. Director: Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, one of the Associate Directors of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, has a newly published work from Conciliar Press, Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems Through the Lens of the Ancient Christian Faith. While the work does not pertain explicitly to the history of Orthodoxy in the…

Reduced registration fees for SOCHA symposium at Princeton

Just a reminder: Our inaugural symposium at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary is coming up on September 30 – October 1, 2011. More information is available at a web page set up by Princeton’s Florovsky Society. Thanks to some additional funding, we’ve been able to cut the registration fees even further. Early bird registration…

Guest article on St. Peter the Aleut

  Editor’s note: The following guest article was written by Christopher Orr. Here are a few thoughts on the discussion about the historicity of the martyrdom account of St. Peter the Aleut kicked off by Fr. Oliver Herbel and continued by Matthew Namee on the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas’s OrthodoxHistory.org blog.…

RSS feed is back

Some of you may have noticed that we’ve been having some difficulties with our RSS feed from the site. Well, now it appears to be back in working order. So, if you haven’t been seeing our posts (because you read only via syndication), welcome back. Make sure you check back through the site to see…

The Life of Archbishop Michael Konstantinides

Editor’s note: The following biography of Archbishop Michael Konstantinides of the Greek Archdiocese was written by Presbytera Nikki Stephanopoulos and originally appeared on the GOA website. It is reprinted with permission from the Greek Archdiocese of America. His Eminence Archbishop Michael served as spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in the Western Hemisphere from 1949 until…

Who Will Replace Athenagoras?

Editor’s note: In our continuing effort to learn more about Greek Archbishop Michael Konstantinides, we are publishing the following article by Ernest Villas, former director of the GOA Department of Religious Education. Mr. Villas died in 2006. This article is reprinted with permission from the Greek Archdiocese of America. In 1949, after eighteen years of…

Become a member of SOCHA today!

The Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas (SOCHA) began last year with a small number of members — our three directors and the members of our advisory board. Since then, we have been amazed with the level of interest people have shown in American Orthodox history. Today, we are throwing the doors open…

The Life of St. Vasily Martysz

Editor’s note: St. Vasily (Basil) Martysz served in America from 1901 to 1912, was martyred in 1945, and was glorified by the Orthodox Church of Poland in 2003. Nevertheless, he remains virtually unknown to the vast majority of American Orthodox Christians. The article that follows is a life of St. Vasily, translated by Fr. Michael Oleksa and…