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What Does It Mean to Take Up Our Cross

The great 19th century Russian bishop, St. Ignatius Brianchaninov, delivered the following sermon on a famous text from Holy Scripture: “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me,” (Mk. 8:34). Dear brothers and sisters! We too are disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we are

Jul 29, 2014
The Sounding

St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain: It is Necessary to Receive Holy Communion Frequently

We shall prove from scriptural and patristic witnesses that it is necessary for the faithful and Orthodox Christians to receive the Body and Blood of our…

Jul 29, 2014
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Charitable Works Abolish Death by St. John Chrysostom

A selection from a sermon by our father among the saints, John Chrysostom (On the Nativity, 55). The saint writes: is so great that they not only cleanse…

Jul 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

By Karen Graham Digital Journal On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was “very near” for Christians…

Jul 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Orthodox Priest, Formerly an Australian Rock Star, Battles Ebola in West Africa

By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries Freewtown, Sierra Leone (ANS) – A former Australian rock-star atheist, who found Christ and became a…

Jul 28, 2014
Orthodox News

5,000 People Celebrate St. Panteleimon’s Feast on a Small Greek Island

Editor’s note: Here is another report and some photographs from our correspondent in Elounda, a small village on the island of Crete. Kalimera and…

Jul 28, 2014
The Sounding

A Place of Holiness, Retreat, and Martyrdom in North Lebanon

Below are some pictures of the Monastery of Hamatoura in Kousba village, North Lebanon. The monastery is named after the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos….

Jul 27, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s First Underground Orthodox Church

Ancient Dacia was famous for its salt mines. In modern-day Romania, salt mines continue to be popular and can be found throughout the country. In addition…

Jul 27, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Divine Liturgy for the Seventh Sunday of Matthew

St Panteleimon O Champion and Martyr of God, imitating the Merciful and bearing from Him the grace of healing, cure our spiritual ills by your prayers,…

Jul 27, 2014
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