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…

Chicago-area lecture on March 23

I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to let readers know that I’ll be speaking in the Chicago area on Wednesday, March 23. My lecture, which will focus on the early history of Orthodoxy in Chicago (roughly the mid-1880s through the mid-1890s), will take place at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, Illinois. It’s…

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.

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…

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…

Website study survey closed

On March 23, 2010, we linked to a survey of the OrthodoxHistory.org site being conducted by Donna Mazziotti, a librarian at the University of Scranton. The study is wrapping up, so the survey is now closed. On behalf of Miss Mazziotti, thank you for your responses. If you are interested in contacting her about this…

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…