Fasting Fundamentals

Fasting Fundamentals

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl030114wv.mp3 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.” Orthodox Study Bible...

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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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