Category: SOCHA


A Tale of Two Blogs, or, Introducing Notes on Church History


This past weekend, I introduced a new blog, Notes on Church History, which is part of the brand-new Ancient Faith Blogs network. If you like our work here at Orthodox History, you'll probably like the work I'll be doing at Notes on Church History, and I really hope you'll check...

Historical Studies of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad


One of our advisory board members, Deacon Andrei Psarev of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, operates the excellent church history website ROCORStudies.org. As the name suggests, the site is devoted to studying the history of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). Recently, we asked Deacon Andrei to...

SOCHA Updates, Changes and Expansions


There have been a lot of interesting things in the works for SOCHA as of late, and we're going to put them all into a single post so our readers can be brought up to speed all at once. It's hard to believe, but SOCHA has been around for nearly...

Fr. Oliver Herbel interviewed at Eastern Christian Books


Last Friday, the excellent Eastern Christian Books blog posted an interview with Fr. Oliver Herbel, Executive Director of SOCHA. While Fr. Oliver touches on his work in American Orthodox history, the focus of the interview is on his recent book on St. Sarapion of Thmuis. Here's a snippet: I first...

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...

SOCHA Newsletter, Issue #3 (October 27, 2011)


The directors of SOCHA: Fr. Oliver Herbel, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Matthew Namee, and Aram SarkisianI haven't put together a SOCHA newsletter in a while, and this one is kind of sparse, but I didn't want to wait any longer. If you know of anything we should include in the...

SOCHA adds Aram Sarkisian as fourth director


We'll have more on our recent Princeton symposium soon, but before that, a special announcement: Immediately following the symposium, SOCHA added a fourth director to its executive board -- Aram Sarkisian, whose work has already been featured on OrthodoxHistory.org. Aram is a member of the Armenian Church, and his grandfather...

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...

SOCHA interview on Ancient Faith Radio


A quick note to our readers: Last week, Bobby Maddex of Ancient Faith Radio interviewed me about SOCHA's latest developments, especially the journal and the upcoming symposium. Click here to listen to the interview. Matthew Namee

SOCHA Newsletter, Issue #2 (August 15, 2011)


This is the second issue of our SOCHA newsletter, first introduced last month. If you know of anything we should include in the next issue, or to offer any other feedback about the newsletter, please email me at mfnamee [at] gmail [dot] com. WHAT'S NEW AT SOCHA? Today, August 15,...