Society of Saint John Chrysostom – Pittsburgh
The Society of Saint John Chrysostom promotes understanding of Eastern Christian Churches and promotes Christian unity of east and west while providing material support to Eastern Christian churches.
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*****Forming a Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Saint John Chrysostom****
We are looking to form a Pittsburgh local chapter of the Society of Saint John Chrysostom. The basic starting format would be periodic two hour meetings opening with prayer and holding a lecture or discussion on a related topic with a speaker or leader announced in advance.
Blogs about SSJC: http://puluka.com/home/category/ssjc/
History and Mission
Founded in London, UK in 1926, the Society of Saint John Chrysostom has three main areas of mission:
Education and promotion of Eastern Christian Churches history, worship, spirituality and theology
- Create educational programs
- Publish educational material
- Encourage learning and research
- Working for Christian Unity East & West
- Create seminars, lectures and programs on issues and history of schism
- Organize prayer, pilgrimages and conferences
- Supporting Eastern Christian Churches
- Promote scholarships and seminaries
- Contribute to fund raising and financial support
In the United States, the Orientale Lumen Foundation provides a non-profit support and administration for the Society of Saint John Chrysostom. Local chapters through the country provide local programs of education and prayer.