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Welcome to the St. George Orthodox Military Association’s Blog Page! January 18, 2010

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Welcome to the St. George Orthodox Military Association (SGOMA) Blog Page!

St. George Pray for our Troops.

The main goal of this Blog page if to offer our Orthodox Troops in the U.S. Armed Services a place to blog, learn more about the Holy Orthodox Church, discuses issues related to being Orthodox and serving our Country, and a place to reach out to other Orthodoxs.

We hope to have regular Blog contributions from out Orthodox Chaplains on various issues related to our Orthodox Troops: being Orthodox in the Military, Major Feast Days, Military Family Issues, Prayer on Deployment, Military Saints, conversations with troops about their experiences being Orthodox in the military, or many other similar topics.

So some of you may be asking yourselves….”What is the St. George Orthodox Military Association all about?”

Briefly, the SGOMA was founded on October 20th, 2009, on the feast day of Holy Great Martyr Artemius (military saint). The SGOMA is a Pan-Orthodox group designed for the spiritual support, assistance, and growth of the Eastern Orthodox Christian men and women serving in the United States Armed Services around the World.

The SGOMA received official recognition and a Hierarchical Blessing from His Grace, Bishop Daniel, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (a member jurisdiction of SCOBA) on December 23rd, 2009. Bishop Daniel has a very deep interest in the well being of the Orthodox Men & Women serving in the US Armed Services. Bishop Daniel spent several years as a US Army Reserve Orthodox Chaplain until his elevation to the episcopate.

The Mission Statement of the SGOMA is:

“To find new opportunities to support and assist our Orthodox Military Members serving in the US Armed Forces Stateside and around the World, because the spiritual wellness of our Orthodox Troops matter.”

We invite you to learn more about the SGOMA by visiting our website located at:  www.orthodoxmilitary.org

We hope you will come back to our Blog site on a regular basis and will leave your comments and questions about the various topics we Blog about.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

-The SGOMA Staff

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