Orthodoxy in North America

Questions and Answers about Orthodoxy in North America

Troubling Times in the Church

How are we, as the OCA, supposed to react to the troubling times and problems in the Greek Archdiocese, especially when there are rumors of their Metropolitans wanting an Autocephalous Church? Is that merely a threat to...

Russian Orthodox Church in America

I have three questions.

1. Is the Russian Orthodox in America a part of the OCA?

2. Are there any parishes that are a part of the Russian Orthodox Church in America where the services are in English?

3. Where can I go for...

Orthodoxy, Ethnicism, and Conversion

I was raised in a Catholic/Protestant family. Lately, I have been drawn to Orthodox Christianity, but I am worried that there will be a language barrier. Do Orthodox churches worship only in Greek or Russian or other ethnic...

Orthodox Unity in North America

I’ve been studying the Orthodox Church for a little while.

I don’t understand why there are both hierarchies in North America that answer to their home authorities back across the ocean and why there is a separate Orthodox...

OCA and Greek Orthodox Churches

I understand that OCA is autocephalous and I have attended a wedding, baptism, and a funeral performed by an OCA priest in Columbia, MD.

Today someone said that the OCA and the Greek Orthodox Church are not in communion...

Five Church Leaders & Theologians

I am seeking assistance in narrowing a topic for a research paper. I am a Lutheran seminary student taking a class on “Religious Bodies in America” and am planning to do a paper on some aspect of the Orthodox faith in the...