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Patriarch John X Stresses Unity, Peace, at St. Vladimir’s Convocation

View the Patriarchate’s Facebook photo album On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty Council of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary bestowed a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa upon The Most Blessed John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East . In his remarks following the ceremony, His Beatitude

Jul 29, 2015
The Sounding

Making a Stand

Have you heard of the Japanese Orthodox Christian who saved the lives of thousands of Jews? Chiune Sugihara, baptized as Pavlo Sergeivich, wrote thousands…

Jul 29, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Do Not Be Afraid!

This week, Presvytera Alexandra is thinking about the words we hear over and over again in life. What do you hear most often – “Be careful!…

Jul 29, 2015
Pemptousia Partnership

The Prophet Elijah

One of God’s greatest Prophet in the Old Testament is the Prophet Elijah. He lived and prophesied, according to the Books of Kings (III Kings 17:1 –…

Jul 28, 2015
Good News for a Change

A Reflection on the Feeding of the Five Thousand, July 26, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. He remembers how a Sunday…

Jul 28, 2015
Be Transfigured

The Power of Love

When God asks us to do something, we often respond with doubt because we’re not sure we have what it takes to get the job done. Just as the Disciples…

Jul 27, 2015
Orthodox Seminary News

A Group of HTOS Students and Faculty Visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate

In the summer of 2015, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Professor Deacon Andrei Psarev led an excursion to Istanbul with members of his Byzantine History…

Jul 27, 2015
The Sounding

Appalachian Orthodox Paschal Hymn

Father Justin Patterson of the OCA uploaded the video above. It is the Paschal troparion sung to Appalachian harmonies, but conforming to tonal rules of…

Jul 27, 2015
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Σοφές συμβουλές

Σε κάθε εποχή, σε κάθε περίσταση οι συμβουλές σοφών αγίων της Εκκλησίας μας αποτελούν…

Jul 26, 2015

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— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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