Western Orthodox Christian Church
"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern..."
~St. John Maximovitch
2016 Synod of Bishops
The Bishops deliberating during the Synod.
Bishop Gabriel addressing the Synod regarding Chaplaincy Services
The Bishops discussing formation of seminarians and clergy.
The Metropolitan and Bishop David discussing the Canon Law of the Church
Metropolitan Joseph and Bishop Gabriel discussing Western monastic life. The Synod voted that all monastics will live under the Rule of St. Benedict. St. Benedict is the pre-Great Schism Father of Western Monasticism.
The Bishops discussing the establishment of the the National Association of Orthodox Chaplains (Membership and Board Certification).
The Bishops discussing the establishment of St. John Maximovitch Institute. The Institute serves as the internal program of formation and ongoing studies for the education of seminarians and clergy of the Western Orthodox Church.
Discussing the geographical re-alignment of the Provinces.
The Bishops deliberating on matters that affect Federal tax exemptions, incorporations and parish charters.