The 15th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America

The 15th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America

November 2008 40 episodes

On November 10-13, the Orthodox Church in America will convene its 15th All American Council in Pittsburgh. It is a significant event as a new Metropolitan will be elected. Ancient Faith Radio is honored to be the official media partner for the Council and will be there to make the sessions available for those who cannot come. We will also bring you the announcement of the new Metropolitan as well as an interview with him.


Episodes

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Nov 14, 2008

The History of the All-American Councils

Interview with OCA Archivist Alexis Liberovsky about the history of the OCA All-American Councils.

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19:23
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Nov 14, 2008

Closing reflections from Fr. Andrew Jarmus

At the conclusion of Thursday's final session, Fr. Andrew Jarmus, the Director of the Department of Ministry and Communications offers his reflections on the week in this interview.

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4:13
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Nov 13, 2008

Metropolitan Jonah on Proportional Giving vs. the “Head Tax”

In the midst of budget discussions during the Thursday morning session, Metropolitan Jonah had these comments on the so called head tax for parishes supporting the national church administration.

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8:20
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Nov 13, 2008

Fr. Thomas Hopko Reacts to New Metropolitan

Fr. Tom Soroka (The Path and Sermons At St. Nicholas) interviews Fr. Thomas Hopko (Speaking the Truth in Love) on the convention floor and asks for his reaction to the election of Metropolitan Jonah.

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9:06
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Nov 13, 2008

Thursday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

Newly elected Metropolitan Jonah presides and gives the sermon.

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2:37:39
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Nov 13, 2008

A Vision for the Future - Metropolitan Jonah

In a stirring conclusion to the banquet, the newly elected Metropolitan Jonah encouraged the faithful with his vision for the future.

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29:06
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Nov 13, 2008

Banquet Address - Fr. Alexander Garklavs

Fr. Alexander is Chancellor of the OCA.

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40:21
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Nov 13, 2008

AFR Interviews New Metropolitan!

In his first media interview as the newly elected Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah gives his reaction to and vision for his new assignment.

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6:03
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Nov 13, 2008

Pension Fund Report

Fr. Michael Westerberg

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18:21
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Nov 13, 2008

Internal Audit Report

Fr. Paul Suda

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9:28
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Nov 12, 2008

Treasurer’s Report

Fr. Michael Tassos - Treasurer
Fr. Matthew Tate - Chair of Finance Committee

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1:10:47
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Nov 12, 2008

A New Metropolitan for the Orthodox Church in America!

At long last, the announcement is made by Archbishop Dmitri!

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31:08
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Nov 12, 2008

Interview with Fr. John Erickson During Tallying Process

While the delegates and clergy wait for the results and sing hymns, Fr. John Erickson from St. Vladimir's Seminary explains what is happening.

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12:03
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Nov 12, 2008

Explanation of the Election Process From The Floor

Fr. Alexander Rentel (St. Vladimir's Seminary) explains the election process to the Clergy and Delegates.

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6:05
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Nov 12, 2008

Election Process Begins

At the beginning of the session, greetings were read from other Patriarchs by Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky followed by the reading of the resolution to elect a new Metropolitan read by Archbishop Dmitri.

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19:17
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Nov 12, 2008

Wednesday Morning Divine Liturgy

Bishop Jonah presiding and giving the homily.

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2:05:41
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Nov 12, 2008

Meet OCMC Missionary Candidate Christina Semon

Fr. Tom Soroka (The Path and Sermons At St. Nicholas podcasts) interviews OCMC missionary candidate to Romania Christina Semon while at the All American Council.

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5:07
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Nov 12, 2008

Bishop Tikhon

At the close of a long day on Tuesday, Bishop Tikhon offers these brief closing comments.

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2:47
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Nov 12, 2008

Archbishop Nathaniel Updates on Romanian Orthodox Episcopate in America

His Eminence addresses questions concerning the proposal to establish a Romanian Orthodox Metropolitanate in North America.

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25:47
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Nov 12, 2008

Bishop Nikon Responds

From late on Tuesday evening, Bishop Nikon offered this response to the questions submitted to the Bishops.

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7:33
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Nov 12, 2008

Bishop Jonah Addresses Questions and Concerns

Newly consecrated Bishop Jonah is the Bishop of Fort Worth and Chancellor of the Diocese of Dallas and the South.

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Nov 12, 2008

Department of Ministry and Communications

Fr. Andrew Jarmus

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20:36
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Nov 12, 2008

General Secretary Report

Fr. Eric Tosi

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9:24
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Nov 12, 2008

Chancellor’s Report

Fr. Alexander Garklavs

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16:35
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Nov 11, 2008

Vespers Sermon

Archimandrite Meletios Webber - Abbot of St. John of San Francisco Monastery (Manton, California).

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11:05
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Nov 11, 2008

Tuesday Vespers

4:30 PM Vespers service followed by a sermon by Archimandrite Meletios Webber (in the next post).

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37:27
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Nov 11, 2008

Recommendations from the Special Investigating Committee

Dr. Dmitri Solodow is a member of the Metropolitan Council and the SIC and he reported on the SIC recommendations.

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12:54
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Nov 11, 2008

Special Investigating Committee Report - Bishop Benjamin

Bishop Benjamin reports on the findings of the SIC. This report is on the findings only. The recommendations will be in a subsequent report.

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37:22
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Nov 11, 2008

Tuesday Morning Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

At 7:00 AM, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated including a homily by Fr. Alexis Vinogradov from St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, New York. He is also a member of the OCA Metropolitan Council.

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2:02:32
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Nov 11, 2008

Greeting from ROCOR Metropolitan Hilarion

Fr. Alexander Lebedev is the Secretary for Inter-Orthodox relations of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. He brings greetings from Metropolitan Hilarion.

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4:15
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Nov 11, 2008

Report on Town Hall Meetings by Bp. Nikon

His Grace, Bishop Nikon gave a report on the Town Hall meetings held over the past year.

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7:43
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Nov 11, 2008

Greeting from His Grace Bishop Tikhon

The local presiding Bishop Tikhon welcomes the 15th AAC to Pittsburgh.

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4:47
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Nov 11, 2008

Opening Key Note Address of His Eminence Archbishop Dmitri

Following the Service of Prayer, His Eminence Archbishop Dmitri addressed the Hierarchs, Clergy and Faithful.

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22:09
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Nov 11, 2008

The Opening of a Sacred Council

The clergy and delegates participated in the Service of Prayer at the Opening of a Sacred Council.

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21:11
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Nov 10, 2008

Monday Vespers

The opening of the 15th AAC began with the prayers of Vespers at 4:30 PM on Monday.

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37:49
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Nov 10, 2008

Interview with Bp. Nikon - Pre-Conciliar Commission Chairman

A pastoral conversation with His Grace Bishop Nikon as he anticipates this historic week in the life of the Church.

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8:44
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Nov 09, 2008

Local Coordination By An Experienced Team

Our next report features the local coordinating team of Fr. Bill Evansky and Matushka Myra Oleynik. Listen for some helpful information if you are on your way here! Also, Mat.Myra mentioned a blog she is maintaining just for this week. Access it HERE.

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10:44
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Nov 09, 2008

OCA Chancellor Fr. Alexander Garklavs

In our first report from the convention floor, we chat with the Chancellor of the OCA, Fr. Alexander Garklavs about the coming week and what he is anticipating.

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10:19
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Nov 06, 2008

All American Council Logistics

Fr. Eric Tosi is the General Secretary for the Orthodox Church in America and he talks with us about the logistics of the upcoming All American Council in Pittsburgh November 10-13. (October 09, 2008)

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9:07
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Oct 01, 2008

OCA 15th All American Council Coming Soon

In this first interview we talk with Fr. Andrew Jarmus, the Director of Ministries and Communications for the OCA and provide some basic information about the event including the process followed in electing a new Metropolitan. (October 1, 2008)

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