Archon Nicholas J. Bouras Falls Asleep in the Lord

Archon Nicholas J. Bouras Falls Asleep in the Lord

New York – Archbishop Demetrios of America announces with great sadness the falling asleep of a truly exceptional member of our Church, Archon Nicholas J. Bouras, on Sunday night, December 22, 2013. Archon Bouras was a member of the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council, National Vice Commander of the...

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.”...

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Las Pascuas Navideñas

Las Pascuas Navideñas

In Spanish, Christmas can be referred to in a couple of ways. We have all heard José Feliciano singing “Feliz Navidad.” But, it can also be referred to as “Las Pascuas Navideñas,” which can mean either Christmas Day or the Christmas Season or “La Pascua de Navidad” which is only...

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Just Imagine, John Lennon

Just Imagine, John Lennon

In the world’s hagiology, it seems that untimely demise bestows a scent of secular sanctity, that those who die before their time are endowed with the status of saints. Take for example the untimely death of Princess Diana. Despite some remarkably unfortunate life choices (such as Dodi Fayed), she was...

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Metropolitan Elpiphodoros speaks at the Conference on the topic “Halki – The Berlin Wall of Religious Freedom.” His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa is Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity on the Island of Halki and former Chief Secretary of Holy Synod of the...

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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) It is under unimaginable conditions of Apartheid that Christians in Bethlehem continue to share the Good News. Christ is Born! Glorify Him! The Orthodox Holy Nativity Liturgy is always...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 7:1-12: On Judging; God’s Answering of Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion How easy is it for us to judge? Much easier when we are biased towards one party vs. the other. Are we ourselves the Holy People of God? Do we strive to...

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

These videos present a panel discussion on the topic “Tearing Down Walls – Legal and Humanitarian Perspectives on Equality, State Neutrality and Pluralism.” The discussion was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Promodrou and included Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in DC.; Cole Durham, a Professor of Law...

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What’s new for December 20-26?

What’s new for December 20-26?

To go directly to a selected program, follow the links below. Come Receive the Light: Dr. Stephen Muse talks about anger and forgiveness. The Sounding: Theron Mathis ponders “Doctor Who and the Communion of Christ.” Worship in Spirit and Truth: Dr. Demetrios Katos discusses the hymn “O, Only Begotten Son.” Theologically...

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Orthodoxy in South Africa Before and After Apartheid

Orthodoxy in South Africa Before and After Apartheid

Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, has been a beloved figure for decades, and his recent death drew an outpouring of grief all over the world. But few of us know much about the South Africa that he helped to radically change. Wanting to learn more...

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Freedom in Repentance

Freedom in Repentance

We continue our month-long reflections on repentance and forgiveness with Dr. Stephen Muse, who examines what it truly means to forgive. In addition to talking about common misperceptions and Scriptural teachings, he addresses everyday stumbling blocks like when we’re so angry we feel incapable of forgiving. But first, founder and...

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Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως – θέμα των Χριστουγένων

Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως – θέμα των Χριστουγένων

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει την ομιλία του καθηγητή του Πανεπιστημίου Σωτηρίου Δεσπότη με θέμα την έκ-ληξη των Χριστουγένων. Μέσα απο την πορεία της ομιλίας αντιλαμβανόμαστε οτι ο σύγχρονος τρόπος εορτασμού απέχει πολύ απο τα γεγονότα που συνέβησαν τότε και έδωσαν αφορμή για τον σημερινή εορτή. Επίσης τονίζεται οτι το κέντρο...

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