EOC Western Auxiliary Synod
Consecrated on Dec 12, 2021
EOC Western Auxiliary Synod
Current Lectionary here
Common liturgies here
The Western bishops of the Evangelical Orthodox Church gathered for their bi-annual auxiliary synod, December 10 - 13, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN, USA. It was a pleasure to meet and get to know Bp. Mike Quigley and Dc. Dan Westerman. In addition to these new friends, Bp. Jerold Gliege, Bp. Thomas Anderson, Bp. Joshua Beecham, and, Bp. Jakob Palm was present at the synod. Thank you to St Paul's Evangelical Orthodox Church in Indianapolis for your great hospitality.
As some information about the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) on Wikipedia is left out and somewhat misrepresenting, we would like to direct the readers attention to the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (page 834 - 836), edited by George Thomas Kurian and Mark A Lamport for a more comprehensive and accurate description of the current state and history of the EOC. You can read the entry by clicking the "History of the EOC" button under "Resources" here to the left. The EOC will continue to pursue the editors of the current article about the EOC on Wikipedia for improved accuracy of our current state and history.
Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church in Saskatoon, Canada has completed their song book. The song book reflects the musical legacy of the last 40 years.
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THE NEXT HOLY SYNOD
Will be held in 2022. The Western auxiliary synod will meet Dec 10 - 13 2021 in Indianapolis. The first African auxiliary synod was held in December 2019 in Kampala
Written by Pentecostal pastor and orthodox theologian Peter Halldorf, "To love your neighbours church as your own" informs the reader about the nature of the Church and her intrinsic unity. Now translated into english and available here
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Many years ago we discerned what we hoped would be the characteristics of all our local parishes. In the next year, monthly, I will lay these characteristics out. They are worthy of our consideration and aspiration!
The first one:
GRACE: Our God deals with us according to His grace – unmerited favour and transforming power. We are grateful recipients of this grace and are called to cooperate with it and manifest it to the world!
When the gospel of John was written the author referenced the incarnation of God the Son in this way. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The truth of God in graciousness is His glory!
May the God of mercy, grace and peace be with you all as we celebrate the Holy Nativity of His Son this season!
We are glad to announce the establishing of St Porphyrios Evangelical Orthodox mission in Brookfield, Missouri. After a couple of years of getting to know one other, the time has come to officially name and recognize what is. It is with joy and faith we welcome Bp Mike Quigley and his fellow clergy as a mission in the Evangelical Orthodox Church. Please click the link below for a more comprehensive report about the ministry they are doing and how our relationship came about.
WHY WE ARE HERE
The Evangelical Orthodox Church is a communion
of churches within the one, holy, catholic and apostolic
church. We are a sincere and vital body of believers who
have been touched by the love and grace of God, and
we've committed ourselves to the ancient faith while
embracing our evangelical roots.
THE NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten from the Father before all time, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created; consubstantial with the Father, through whom all things came into being: Who for us all and because our salvation came down from heaven, was made flesh by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; and rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead! His kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who is worshipped and glorified together with the Father and the Son, Who spoke through the prophets; and in One, Holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins. We look forward to the Resurrection of the dead, and the Life of the age to come. Amen.