Press Release: Journal of American Orthodox Church History now available

August 16, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Journal of American Orthodox Church History The Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas (SOCHA) is pleased to announce a new, affiliated academic publication, the Journal of American Orthodox Church History (JAOCH).  JAOCH is peer reviewed by established scholars within the field and published electronically.  JAOCH is published…

Programming Note

My apologies for the lack of new material lately. All of us at SOCHA have been busy with various projects and obligations (to say nothing of our families and parishes). Personally, I am devoting a lot of my energy to my paper on Orthodoxy in the U.S. civil courts, which I need to finish by…

SOCHA Newsletter, Issue #1 (July 15, 2011)

A few weeks ago, I tested a new OH.org feature, “Friday Links.” The response was generally positive, but the idea has evolved a bit since then. Instead of merely posting links on each (or every other) Friday, we’re going to begin offering a SOCHA newsletter. At the outset, I’m planning to do this on a…

2nd Anniversary of OrthodoxHistory.org

Two years ago today, June 19, 2009, we launched OrthodoxHistory.org with a post entitled, “Real Church. Real History.” I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on this website in the 24 months since then, and I’m very grateful for the contributions of our other authors: Fr. Oliver Herbel, Fr. Andrew Damick, Dn. Matthew Francis, Dr. William Samonides, Nicholas Chapman, and Aram…

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,…

The Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches

Editor’s note: We’ve received the following announcement from Alexei Krindatch, the Orthodox researcher and sociologist. Very soon, the first-ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches, edited by Krindatch, will be published by Holy Cross Orthodox Press. I have made several contributions to the Atlas, including the historical census data, a timeline of American Orthodox history,…

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…