New book on St. Sarapion of Thmuis by SOCHA Director


Fr. Oliver Herbel, Executive Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, has a newly published work, Sarapion of Thmuis: Against the Manicheans and Pastoral Letters. The book is published by St. Paul's Publications in conjunction with the Centre for Early Christian Studies in Australia. Here's the official...

From Rev. James Coucouzes to Archbishop Iakovos


Editor's note: The following article was written by Christopher Tripoulas of The National Herald, the leading Greek-American newspaper. It was originally published on The National Herald's blog on October 27. (Click here to view the original.) Many thanks to Mr. Tripoulas for allowing us to reprint the article. During an...

2011 Symposium Begins this Weekend


This evening begins "Pilgrims and Pioneers: The Growth of Orthodox Christianity in 20th Century America," a conference taking place at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary from September 30 to October 1, 2011. Tonight's event, a panel discussion, is free and open to the public. Some of the figures whose...

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...

New Book from SOCHA Assoc. Director: <i>Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy</i>


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...

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...

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...

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...