Pan-Orthodox Collaboration in American Orthodox History

Matthew Namee


Movements toward American Orthodox unity and cooperation have a surprisingly long history. We’ll discuss some of the key leaders and moments in pan-Orthodox collaboration and discover what lessons we can learn from the past. We’ll also talk about what we can do, as Orthodox laypeople, to foster Orthodox unity and even step forward as leaders in the Church. Matthew Namee has spent ten years blogging about American Orthodoxy at OrthodoxHistory.org. Before that, he was the assistant to Bill James, the father of the “Moneyball” movement in baseball. In his day job, Matthew is General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Orthodox Ministry Services, which helps other Orthodox organizations grow and thrive. He and his wife Catherine have five kids and attend Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Vancouver, WA.