The Jordan River

The Jordan River

The Jordan River does not just flow through the length of Palestine. It also flows through the length of the Christian Church. The Orthodox especially love the Jordan, since all our baptisms take place in it: when the priest prays for the water in which the candidate is to be...

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February: Christianity and Culture

February: Christianity and Culture

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me…. For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own...

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews, Part 2

On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews, Part 2

In this video, Fr. Christopher Metropulos interviews Fr. Christopher Bender, the chair of the steering committee for the Fellowship of the Transfiguration Conference. Fr. Bender explains the meaning of this year’s title “On Earth as it is in Heaven,” and how Orthodox theology should lead to the “greening of the Orthodox...

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews

On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews

“On Earth as it is in Heaven, Putting Orthodox Theology and Ecology into Practice” is a conference hosted by The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration that was held in Washington, DC.  OCN’s Fr. Christopher Metropulos attended the event, and below you can see his interviews with notable guests, including Keynote...

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Yes, Our Church is Green

Yes, Our Church is Green

“… there are no two ways of looking at either the world or God. There is no distinction between human welfare and concern for ecological preservation. The way we relate to nature as creation reflects directly the way we believe in God as Creator of all things. The sacredness with...

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