Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches now available

The newly-published Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches, edited by Alexei Krindatch, is now available for purchase via Holy Cross Bookstore. The price is $19.95. SOCHA advisory board member and renowned historian Fr. John Erickson authored a history of American Orthodoxy, and I contributed the historical census data, an article on ten interesting facts about American Orthodoxy history,…

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…

Programming note

Just a quick note to our readers to apologize for the lack of new material recently. As it happens, all of our regular writers are very busy with other obligations. Personally, besides the usual demands on my time, I’m gearing up for law school final exams. And with Holy Week right around the corner as…

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…

Shifting Gears

If you’re a regular reader of this website, you’ve no doubt noticed a precipitous decline in the frequency of posts. Until last spring, we posted one new article per weekday — five articles a week, 20+ per month. I wrote the vast majority of them, and while I had a great time doing it, it was…

Interview with Byzantine, Texas blog

Readers of OrthodoxHistory.org may be interested in a recent interview I did with the “Byzantine, Texas” blog. We discussed the history of SOCHA, our membership drive, and our plans for the future. I’d like to thank the blog’s proprietor, “Josephus Flavius,” for the opportunity. To read the interview, click here.

Want to write about American Orthodox history?

Dear Readers, Since we started this website last June, we have published around 300 articles. I believe I’ve written the majority of them, but we’ve received many outstanding contributions from other SOCHA members and guest authors. Up to now, all of the guest articles have come at my request — as editor, I’ve specifically sought out other…

Lecture at the Clergy-Laity Congress

For any of our readers who will be attending the upcoming Greek Archdiocese Clergy-Laity Congress in Atlanta: On Monday and Tuesday (July 5 and 6), I will be giving a talk on early Greek Orthodoxy in America. My talk focuses roughly on the 1860-1920 period, and regular readers of OrthodoxHistory.org will recognize a lot of…