May 26, 2016
The 112th Annual Pilgrimage to Saint Tikhon’s Monastery here will open officially on Friday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m. with the greeting of the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Mother of God at the entrance arch and the celebration of a Molieben, followed by Vespers and Matins, in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk. The icon...
- B’nai B’rith International is appalled that the World Health Organization (WHO) will investigate Israel, a solitary beacon of humanitarian values in the Middle East, for supposed “mental, physical and environmental health” violations. Israel was, once again, the only country in the world singled out during the annual assembly of a United Nations body that is meant to be nonpolitical.
Arab states co-sponsored the anti-Israel...
The Canadian Church Calendar published annually by the Anglican Church of Canada will take a new direction in 2017, bringing aboard a full communion partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and changing focus from church buildings to church ministry and engagement in God’s mission.
Praising the legacy of the buildings bequeathed to the church by previous generations, General Secretary Michael Thompson described the new missional focus as underscoring the role of...
May 22, 2016
Seasoned and recently ordained Orthodox Christian priests may want to take advantage of grant awards being offered by the Louisville Institute.
The awards offer pastoral leaders the opportunity and resources to investigate issues related to Christian life, faith, and ministry. Through its Pastoral Study Project program [PSP], the Institute enables pastoral leaders to bracket daily work routines in...
May 20, 2016
May 19, 2016
In a letter dated May 17, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon offered congratulations to His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow on the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department of External Church Relations [DECR].
The text of Metropolitan Tikhon’s letter appears below.
Letter of Metropolitan Tikhon to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow
on the 70th Anniversary of
the Department of External Church Relations of the...
May 18, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee has issued a report following the group’s three-day meeting in May.
“Hazy Hopes Taking Clear Incarnations”
Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee
May 9-11, Marriottsville, Maryland
The Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee met in Marriottsville, Maryland, May 9...
- As the Soviet Union began to disintegrate in the early 1990s, three Christian foundations from three different countries—Lithuania, Canada, and the United States—developed a vision to reintroduce Christian education to Eastern Europe.
May 17, 2016
The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges facing churches today.
For Anglicans concerned about how to develop and grow their congregations, the Rev. Christopher Page has a simple suggestion on where to begin.
“I think the first thing they might do is stop worrying about developing and growing!” chuckles Page, currently parish priest at St....