The OPC Turns 75 at its 2011 General Assembly

Rev. John P. Galbraith, 98, a student of J. Gresham Machen who was ordained in 1937….delivered a stirring reminder to the Assembly that the OPC was a sin-stained communion to whom God has been good. He urged ongoing fidelity to the “two pillars” of its founders: that the Bible was the Word of God and... Continue Reading

Seven Great Men Who Have Gone before Us in the OPC

When I was first invited to submit this article, I considered what matters of praise I could lay before the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on her seventy-fifth anniversary. Instead, my mind quickly followed a familiar path to some of the external characteristics that tend to define and discredit this remarkably gifted body of believers with whom... Continue Reading

The OPC at 75: Why We Celebrate

For the past year, New Horizons has featured historical remembrances in anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It has included stories about churches, presbyteries, French Creek, the Boardwalk Chapel, and individuals such as Betty Andrews, John DeWaard, and, of course, J. Gresham Machen. Not all Presbyterians, however, believe that sustained focus... Continue Reading

Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The OPC finished its annual General Assembly on Tuesday, a day earlier than scheduled. The Commissioners returned on Tuesday and began with led in prayer by the Rev. John Fesko for the Rev. Robert Godfrey (URC pastor in Visalia, California, and son of Dr. W. Robert Godfrey) as he undergoes brain surgery today. The Rev.... Continue Reading

Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Monday, July 12, 2010

The OPC is meeting through Wednesday on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (a community about 30 minutes south of Chicago). The Commissioners returned on Monday after a full day of rest and worship on the Christian Sabbath.’ While a number of different OPC congregations in the Greater Chicago area hosted... Continue Reading

Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Saturday, July 10, 2010

The OPC is meeting through Wednesday on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (a community about 30 minutes south of Chicago). Returning to the work left over from Friday night concerning an overture coming out of the Presbytery of Michigan and Ontario regarding a defined period of probation for licensed candidates... Continue Reading

Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Friday, July 9, 2010

The OPC is meeting through next Wednesday on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (a community about 30 minutes south of Chicago). The Assembly returned to its business from the previous night with the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension. The Rev. DeLacy A. Andrews, Jr., regional home missionary for... Continue Reading

Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Wednesday-Thursday, July 7-8, 2010

The OPC convened on Wednesday evening on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (a community about 30 minutes south of Chicago). Approximate 120 commissioners gathered in this ‘delegated’ assembly, where only those Ministers and Elders elected by their Presbyteries are authorized to attend. The Assembly is meeting in the Ozinga Chapel... Continue Reading