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« on: May 01, 2011, 09:25:58 AM »

Does anyone know what jurisdiction Emmaus House in Harlem is under?  I have heard that the Greek Orthodox priest who had taken them under his wing (after Fr. David Kirk passed away) has recently broken off all ties with them.  I have done an internet search and have come up empty handed. Are they still Orthodox?

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 09:22:20 AM »

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Maybe someone knows the name of the church in NY that used to sponsor them?
Any info would be helpful.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 09:31:18 AM »

Looks like they're still Orthodox, and have been under the guidance of a Board of Directors since Father's passing. (Memory eternal.)

http://emmaushouse-harlem.org/aboutus.html
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 12:42:35 PM »

The only place where the word "Orthodox" appears in their website is in their mentioning of the late Fr. Kirk.
I can see no Orthodox church or diocese connections anywhere.  Fr. Kirk did not convert to Orthodoxy until late in life.  The "roots" of Emmaus House date back to the 60's and were non-Orthodox.  Emmaus House became Orthodox when the late Fr. Kirk became Orthodox.  Again, it appears to me that they are returning to their pre-Orthodox roots from the 60's.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 01:02:19 PM »

The only place where the word "Orthodox" appears in their website is in their mentioning of the late Fr. Kirk.
I can see no Orthodox church or diocese connections anywhere.  Fr. Kirk did not convert to Orthodoxy until late in life.  The "roots" of Emmaus House date back to the 60's and were non-Orthodox.  Emmaus House became Orthodox when the late Fr. Kirk became Orthodox.  Again, it appears to me that they are returning to their pre-Orthodox roots from the 60's.
Perhaps their roots are compatible with Orthodoxy.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 01:15:59 PM »

The only place where the word "Orthodox" appears in their website is in their mentioning of the late Fr. Kirk.
I can see no Orthodox church or diocese connections anywhere.  Fr. Kirk did not convert to Orthodoxy until late in life.  The "roots" of Emmaus House date back to the 60's and were non-Orthodox.  Emmaus House became Orthodox when the late Fr. Kirk became Orthodox.  Again, it appears to me that they are returning to their pre-Orthodox roots from the 60's.
Perhaps their roots are compatible with Orthodoxy.

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 02:53:22 PM »

It is unlikely that the OCF Real Break would continue to visit Emmaus House if Emmaus House was no longer affiliated with Orthodox Christianity.

OCF 2011 Real Break @ Emmaus House

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The Team will help serve the poor in Harlem and the surrounding NY city community by participating in the weekly travelling kitchen and working at the community food and clothing pantry. They will also do some cleaning and maintenance projects. While in New York there will be opportunities to visit local Orthodox Churches and Cathedrals from all Orthodox jurisdictions and  tour Manhatten.  

There appears to be a Spiritual Advisor mentioned in the Real Break information packet.

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For emergencies, please contact the Emmaus House Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Martin Kraus

Fr. Kraus is pastor of Holy Trinity (OCA) in East Meadow, NY.

EDIT: added link to Real Break Information Packet
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 07:15:05 PM »

Thanks for the information SolEX01.  I'll follow up on it.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 12:23:34 AM »

Thanks for the information SolEX01.  I'll follow up on it.  Smiley

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If the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) thinks that Emmaus House is Orthodox, that would be good enough for me.   Smiley  Now if OCF proposes Real Break 2012 - Vatican City....   Roll Eyes  Shocked  Roll Eyes
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