Category: SOCHA


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.