March 11, 2017
Simpson, PA: E PA Diocese issues appeal for Fr. John Nightingale
Following the celebration of a Presanctified Liturgy during Great Lent 2016, Priest John Nightingale—then Acting Rector of Saint Basil Church, Simpson, PA—experienced a tragic accidental fall. While he regained sensation in his arms and legs, he was unable to walk and had minimal use of his arms and hands and, according to His Eminence, Archbishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania,...
March 3, 2017
Ecumenical Declaration: Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope
We representatives of Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican communions in the United States, Church World Service and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, gathered together this 10th day of February, 2017, seek to join our efforts to those of other re...
Washington Post religion reporter Julie Zauzmer shares stories with the DC chapter
By Richard Chung, Intern, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Julie Zauzmer, religion reporter for The Washington Post
The Pope’s 2015 visit to the U.S. was one of the biggest religion stories of the year. Little did Julie Zauzmer...
March 1, 2017
[Diocese of California] The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California.
On behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of California, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families and communities affected by the desecration of the Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia on Sunday and in St. Louis last week. The incidents come as Jewish community centers and schools around the country are experiencing an...
February 27, 2017
- Alarming Uptick in anti-Semitic Threats and Attacks Demands Action
B'nai B'rith calls for the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special coordinator on domestic anti-Semitism. This official would focus the Department's efforts to monitor anti-Semitic hate crimes and pursue those responsible. He or she would also cooperate with officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security in their...
February 24, 2017
February 16, 2017
- Archbishop Melchisedek and Bishop Paul with 2016 Small Parish Forum participants, Canton, OH.
The Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and Diocese of the Midwest will co-sponsor the fourth annual Small Parish Forum at Saint John the Baptist Church, New Kensington, PA July 13-15 2016.
“The Forum will focus on specific parish situations common to the numerous ‘small...
February 15, 2017
- Considered one of the premier leaders for church planting in the Christian Reformed Church, Manny Ortiz passed away late last week at the age of 78 in Philadelphia. Friends says he was a man who had an uncanny ability to see what troubled people and find ways to help them.
February 14, 2017
It is with deep love, respect and heartfelt thanksgiving that we mark the 13th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who was consecrated at Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church, South Canaan, PA on February 14, 2004.
On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops and the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, we assure Metropolitan Tikhon of our...
February 13, 2017
Founder’s Day 2017
“Let’s Not Forget”
An Extraordinary History – An Incredible Future
The African Methodist Episcopal Church: The oldest traditionally Black Protestant denomination founded on American Soil! As we reflect and celebrate Founder’s Day 2017, we cannot afford to have a memory lapse about our extraordinary beginning. Will and Ariel Durant wrote, “We are the best-informed people on earth as to the...