Author Archives: +Metropolitan Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB

+Metropolitan Scholarios-Gennadius is the founder and Metropolitan-Archbishop of The Holy Orthodox Catholic Church, Protohierarch and voting member of the Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide. +Metropolitan Scholarios-Gennadius serves on several “Œcumenical” and inter-communion boards and works diligently in the pursuit of fellowship, understanding and acceptance among diverse religious communities domestically and internationally.

ŒCOCW †SCHOLARIOS-GENNADIUS CELEBRATES EPISCOPAL ANNIVERSARY

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) joyfully celebrates the Episcopal anniversary of †Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB on March 6, 2011.  The ŒCOCW and its universal body extends prayers and best wishes to its beloved brother on the 12th anniversary of his elevation as bishop in God’s Holy Church. †Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius is one of the original ... Read More »

ŒCUMENICAL CANONICAL ORTHODOX CHURCH WORLDWIDE OPPOSES MARYLAND’S SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) officially opposes the State of Maryland’s recent passage of legislation permitting same sex marriage.  While the ŒCOCW appreciates the legislature’s thoughtful inclusion of the provision exempting religious organizations from mandatory participation in same-sex marriage ceremonies, it still expresses opposition to this modification and intrusion into one of humankind’s most ... Read More »

ŒCUMENICAL CANONICAL ORTHODOX CHURCH WORLDWIDE CHALLENGES OBAMA DECISION AGAINST DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) Challenges the Obama Administration’s decision to instruct the Department of Justice to cease its defense of the lawfully enacted Defense of Marriage Act.  The ŒCOCW views this decision as being in direct opposition to the constitutionally mandated action voted into enactment by the American people.  Therefore, this latest attack ... Read More »

Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide Supports Wisconsin Union Workers

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) supports Wisconsin union workers in their peaceful protest against attempts by the State’s legislature to eliminate the lawful right of workers to participate in established collective-bargaining process.  This measure introduced by newly installed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker if passed by the legislature would deny union workers the right to ... Read More »

ŒCOCW Opposes Construction of New California Death Row

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW joins with the 200 disabled Californians in their protest of the recently announced construction of a new death row facility in San Quentin State Prison.  As reported, by Marin County newspaper, the Independent Journal, the State of California publicized its intention of investing approximately $400M in the construction of ... Read More »

Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide Recognizes Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) joins the global faith communities in remembering slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day of his birth and in remembrance of his sacrifice for the human family. The ŒCOCW recognizes Dr. King as a man of great Christian faith, fortitude and moral courage and ... Read More »

Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide Celebrates Beatification of Pope John Paul II

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) officially joins with its elder sister the Roman Catholic Church in celebrating the decision to beatify the Blessed Pope John Paul II as a saint of Holy Mother Church. The ŒCOCW like many of its sister churches recognize the exceptional work and role modeling that Pope John Paul II ... Read More »

Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide Deplores Violent Attack on Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Innocent Arizona Citizens

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) officially deplores the recent assassination attempt on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the violent attack and murders on numerous innocent Arizona citizens, including Chief Federal Judge John M. Roll and nine-year old Christina Taylor Green Saturday, January 8, 2011. The ŒCOCW joins the many sensitive and receptive private and ... Read More »

Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide Bishop Celebrates 40th Wedding Anniversary

†Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB, Protosyncellus of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) will celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary on January 9, 2011 with his bride Episcopa Lestine Shedrick, ED.D. †Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius as a prominent leader in Holy Orthodoxy and the Pan-Catholic religious movement advocates and supports the holiness of a married priesthood and episcopacy. His Eminence hopes that publication ... Read More »

Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide Celebrates 26th Anniversary Consecration of Protohierarch

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) celebrates the 26th spiritual anniversary of Protohierarch and presiding bishop of †Protohierarch, Metropolitan-Archbishop Jorge Rodriguez-Villa, Ph.D., D.D. January 6, 2011. Protohierarch Jorge has faithfully served Holy Mother Church for over a quarter century and currently oversees numerous parishes within the Archdiocese of the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. †Protohierarch ... Read More »