This Week in Orthodoxy – February 28, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy – February 28, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Headline: Political Upheaval in Ukraine Our top story this week. In recent days, Ukraine has dominated headlines around the world. The...

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Your Marriage is a Journey

Your Marriage is a Journey

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, a licensed marriage and family therapist, recently authored a marriage preparation book and course entitled “The Journey of Marriage.” Hear about not only the vision behind the book and course, but also about what the calling of marriage means on a daily basis, as well as some...

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Fasting Fundamentals

Fasting Fundamentals

As we begin our Lenten journey, get answers from Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov on everything from our basic caloric needs to practical tips for specific situations that can affect our ability to fast, like pregnancy or travel. Click to read Fr. Sergei’s article on “Fasting for Non-Monastics.”

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The Chapel of the Ascension: the Roof and the Ruins

The Chapel of the Ascension: the Roof and the Ruins

The worst thing was the roof; the best things were the ruins. These were my thoughts as I stood at the Chapel of the Ascension on the summit of the Mount of Olives. This has been a site of Christian meeting for centuries, the place where they gathered to commemorate...

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Syria’s Healthcare System Latest War Casualty

Syria’s Healthcare System Latest War Casualty

Caption One: Khaled, 5, is finally free of the excruciating pain he was suffering from a severely inflamed appendix, thanks to emergency surgery covered by assistance from IOCC. Khaled is among the nearly 1,000 displaced Syrian people who have received assistance from IOCC for medical needs increasingly out of reach...

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She Said I Love You in a Song

She Said I Love You in a Song

I’ve been writing my mom letters every night before bed. I tell her about my day, tell her how much I miss her and ask her to please, please come visit me in a dream. I fall asleep with the hope that I might see her when I’m asleep, have...

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Capernaum

Capernaum

There is not much left of Capernaum now. Its original Hebrew name was “kefr-nahum”, the “village of Nahum”, after a man who was doubtless the first settler on the site. In our Lord’s day this was a bustling fishing down, numbering several thousand people, a trade station with a road...

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The Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity

In this video, viewers can learn more about the history of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and see the inside of this historic Basilica.

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Τα κριτήρια για την είσοδο στην Βασιλεία του Θεού.

Τα κριτήρια για την είσοδο στην Βασιλεία του Θεού.

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει τα κριτήρια που χρειάζονται προκειμένου να προσεγγίσουμε την Βασιλεία του Θεού. Το μοναδικό και σπουδαιότερο είναι ο πλησίον. Οσο περισσότερο αγαθοεργούμε προς αυτόν, τόσο πλησιάζουμε τον Θεο, μιας κι Εκείνος βρίσκεται στο πρόσωπο κάθε αναγκεμένου συνανθρώπου.

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

Matthew 10:24-42 ENCOURAGEMENT TO FEARLESS WITNESS “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his lord.” A disciple can expect at least the same persecution as their Lord received. A disciple must resolve not to be afraid. A disciple should speak the truth, not fearing the slanders...

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Judgment Sunday (Meat-fare)

Judgment Sunday (Meat-fare)

“It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we...

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The Martyrdom of Polycarp

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

St. Polycarp fled from his own martyrdom, proclaimed it “in accordance with the Gospel,” and wants you to do the same. On Sunday February 23rd, the Church celebrates the memory of one of the earliest martyrs of the faith, St. Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp was a son of the...

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