Post-Gazette: Hopes rising for unifying Orthodoxy’s U.S. churches

Posted by Kendall Harmon

America's Orthodox Christians, divided for decades among about 10 churches based on Greek or Serb or other ancestry, soon may be moving toward the formation of a united American Orthodox church.

Many of them have dreamed of that for decades, especially as conversions to Orthodoxy have skyrocketed. But most church patriarchs have squelched such talk.

Now it appears that the patriarchs are not only supporting but demanding some sort of unity. To explore what this may mean for believers in the United States, the independent, pan-Orthodox group Orthodox Christian Laity will gather for three days, starting Thursday, at Antiochian Village in Ligonier.

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Posted October 27, 2009 at 8:26 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. BillB wrote:

While I am an Anglican all the way, this news stirs my soul to joy.  In these darkening times, there seems to be a new push back to the Unity of the Church that existed long ago.

Pray for Unity!

October 27, 10:03 am | [comment link]
2. sfaficionado wrote:

Here’s more detailed information and documentation links:

http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/documents/chambesy

Let us pray that they succeed.

October 27, 10:25 am | [comment link]
3. Sherri2 wrote:

Amen.

October 27, 11:20 am | [comment link]
4. Sick & Tired of Nuance wrote:

Amen

October 27, 2:07 pm | [comment link]
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