Orthodox Christian Laity

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"'''Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)''' is an independently organized movement of Orthodox Christian [[laity]] and [[clergy]] involved with Orthodox Renewal in the Americas. The church today confronts a growing complexity of problems and concerns which include internal stresses and external attacks of a secular society. The laity need to understand its [[canon]]ical role in the life of the church. There is often an imbalance between the roles of clergy and laity. In response to these realities, OCL exists to be an advocate for syndiaconia (co-ministry) and to inform and illuminate the Orthodox faithful by providing awareness through its educational ministry. OCL fosters accountability from clergy and laity in the administration and spiritual life of the church."
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'''Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)''' is a national, voluntary, movement dedicated to syndiaconia (co-ministry) of clergy and laity who are concerned with spiritual renewal, accountability, and transparency in Church governance. OCL advocates the establishment of an administratively and canonically unified, self-governing Orthodox Church in North America.
 
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The organization's [[patron saint]]s are Ss. [[Photini]] the Samaritan woman and [[Symeon the New Theologian]]. George E. Matsoukas is the executive director.
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Established in 1987, the organization's [[patron saint]]s are Ss. [[Photini]] the Samaritan woman and [[Symeon the New Theologian]]. Bill Souvall is president.
  
 
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*[http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_15_119/ai_90190858 "U.S. Orthodox on quest for autonomy"] by John Dart. ''Christian Century'' news article, [[July 17]], 2002.
 
*[http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_15_119/ai_90190858 "U.S. Orthodox on quest for autonomy"] by John Dart. ''Christian Century'' news article, [[July 17]], 2002.
 
*[http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/notforsale.htm "The Greek Orthodox Church Is Not For Sale"] by [[Archimandrite]] Nektarios Serfes
 
*[http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/notforsale.htm "The Greek Orthodox Church Is Not For Sale"] by [[Archimandrite]] Nektarios Serfes
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Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is a national, voluntary, movement dedicated to syndiaconia (co-ministry) of clergy and laity who are concerned with spiritual renewal, accountability, and transparency in Church governance. OCL advocates the establishment of an administratively and canonically unified, self-governing Orthodox Church in North America.

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Established in 1987, the organization's patron saints are Ss. Photini the Samaritan woman and Symeon the New Theologian. Bill Souvall is president.

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