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The Diocese of the South

Orthodox Church in America

DOS ASSEMBLY: JULY 18-21, 2023

Hosted by St. John of the Ladder Parish

Jesus Christ is the truth about God and the truth about man, since He is both God and man. God’s real nature is completely revealed in the Son of God, the Incarnate Word, and the whole truth about man, his worth, value and dignity, are realized and made manifest to man in the Son of Man, Jesus of Nazareth.
-Archbishop Dmitri Royster

Retirement Planning Materials

In light of increased parish contribution requirements for the OCA Pension (beginning January, 2023),and in preparation for a clergy retirement planning workshop during our annual Assembly in July, all parishes and missions are asked to work through the following materials, and submit the included form no later than April 1, 2023.

About these calculators:  The links above will take you to a specially formatted Google Sheet that will calculate various scenarios using the OCA Pension benefit calculation formula and factor in cost of living assumptions. These can only be used by one person at a time, but we have provided four copies of it for use - if one is "in use", then please use a different link or try again later.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life...”  

[John 14:6]

Jesus Christ is the truth about God and the truth about man, since He is both God and man. God’s real nature is completely revealed in the Son of God, the Incarnate Word, and the whole truth about man, his worth, value and dignity, are realized and made manifest to man in the Son of Man, Jesus of Nazareth.
-Archbishop Dmitri Royster

About the Diocese of the South

The OCA, Diocese of the South was established in 1979 after years of operating as a missionary diocese, administered under the auspices of our national Church, the Orthodox Church in America (which, itself, received it's autocephaly - or self-rule - from our mother church, in Russia). Founded upon principles of evangelization and outreach by our beloved founding bishop, Archbishop Dmitri Royster, our diocese boasts 80+ parishes and missions as well as multiple monasteries. The territory of the diocese stretches from Florida and Virginia in the east all the way to New Mexico in the west.

Quick Links

Guidelines

Developed by the diocese to help clergy and parishes through some common tasks.

Processes

This is a repository for processes for clergy, parishes and missions in our diocese.

The OCA

The Orthodox Church in America (OCA), is one of many local Orthodox churches worldwide.

Vocations

This page has the resources you need to explore the options for ordained ministry.

Combined Bishops' Calendars
Archbishop Alexander
Bishop Gerasim

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