Matthew Namee is a founding director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas (SOCHA). He also manages SOCHA’s website and blog, Orthodox History.
St. Tikhon at a Greek Church in Chicago
Apr 28, 2015
Today in 1901, St. Tikhon, bishop of the Russian Diocese in North America, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Greek church in Chicago. Here’s an account of that visit, from Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky’s…
Memory Eternal, Fr Thomas Hopko!
Mar 18, 2015
Fr Thomas Hopko, retired dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, passed away this afternoon. I first met Fr Tom in the 1990s, when my father joined the board of St Vladimir’s Seminary. I must have…
The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Feb 27, 2015
Our devout & pious Forefathers contemplating the Strict Obligation of the holy & great Lent; instituted & established by the express Command of the Apostolic Laws; were apprehensive that…
Some thoughts on St Raphael’s original chapel in New York
Feb 10, 2015
At Orthodox History, I just posted three images of St Raphael Hawaweeny’s original chapel in Manhattan, New York. It was an unassuming place — a small room on the second floor of a building,…