Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick


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Bp. Michael (Dahulich) on the Episcopal Assembly


The OCA's Diocese of New York and New Jersey Communications office has released an interview with their new hierarch, His Grace, Bishop Michael (Dahulich) on the recent Episcopal Assembly:I also think that Saint Luke, the first iconographer, who—when he paints the picture for us in the Book of Acts of...

Picture of the Week: Episcopal Assembly Enthusiasm


In recently going through the photos I took from the Episcopal Assembly last week, my eye finally studied this one above with more than a cursory glance. It's worth noting that not all of the proceedings of the Assembly were met solely with sober care. I didn't hear any cheering...

Source of the Week: Bob Marley’s funeral program


Journey To Orthodoxy yesterday ran a piece about the conversion of reggae artist Bob Marley to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (a non-Chalcedonian church very similar to but not currently in communion with the [Eastern] Orthodox Church). It's worth a read. We thought it might also be of interest to...

More eyewitness accounts from the Episcopal Assembly


The reader may be interested to take a look at some eyewitness accounts of the recent Episcopal Assembly published by the ROCOR from three of the Russian bishops serving in North America, Abp. Justinian (MP USA), Bp. Job (MP Canada) and Bp. Jerome (ROCOR). (One of the more notable elements...

Chambésy proposes Episcopal Assemblies in the 1990s


Fresh from the historic first Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, it is helpful to remember that the proposal for the regional Assemblies which came out of the Chambésy, Switzerland meetings of the mother churches did not originate only recently. Many have seen this week's meeting as in some...

Further impressions from the Episcopal Assembly


Some more impressions, not terribly well sorted: One thing that struck me about the event was its lack of staff. Normally, these kind of big church events are swarming with photographers, porters, subdeacons swirling about, etc., but this one was rather decidedly subdued. I was there to help one of...

Impressions from the Episcopal Assembly


It was a pretty hot day in Manhattan yesterday. Despite the discomfort, though, the Orthodox Christian hierarchy of North America seemed to be in pretty decent spirits. I'm here in Manhattan at the 2010 Orthodox Episcopal Assembly of North America in an auxiliary role. I don't get to attend the...

Antebellum Southerners on Orthodoxy


The following is an excerpt from a post Copyright © 2009 by Tyson (Silouan) Smith, originally posted February 12, 2009, and used here by permission. Read the original here. For the most part, the attitudes we find towards the Orthodox Church, typically referred to as the "Greek Church" among southerners,...

The Sorcerer on the Golden Horn


The following is a translation from the French of the article "Un Conquete du Patriarcat Oecumenique," from Échos d'Orient, Volume 11, 1908, concerning Fr. Raphael (Robert Josias) Morgan, the first black Orthodox priest in America. The article uses his middle name "Josias." The translation was done using Google Translate with...

The Reversal of Platon Rozhdestvensky


On today's podcast on AFR, we discuss the American Orthodox Catholic Church, an early attempt at multi-ethnic jurisdictional unity in the United States. One of the issues brought up was that, within about a year after the creation of the AOCC by Russian Metropolia authorities in February of 1927, the...