This Week in Orthodoxy – February 21, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy – February 21, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. Segment 1: In News from around the Globe Our top story this week brings an update from the embattled city of Homs in Syria, where more than...

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War, PTSD, and the Devil

War, PTSD, and the Devil

As many of you already know, I work at a VA Medical Center that is mainly a psychiatric facility. As a result, we see many people with PTSD. There are many veterans there who touch my heart. There is one veteran who always thanks me for the work I do....

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The Journey of Marriage

The Journey of Marriage

Tune in this week to hear from Dr. Philip Mamalakis, a licensed marriage and family therapist who 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...

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Lord Have Mercy

Lord Have Mercy

Please join in praying for the people of Ukraine during this time of suffering. Psalm 143:1–12 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! 2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous...

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Expectations and Just Rewards

Expectations and Just Rewards

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros of the Transfiguration Church in Florence, SC talks to us about “Expectations and Just Rewards.” We all need clear expectations in order for us to learn from our mistakes. The Parable of the Last Judgment in the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46 outlines with clarity...

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The Tao Of “Whatever” And The Abolition Of Man

The Tao Of “Whatever” And The Abolition Of Man

Living in a multi-cultural, post-modern world brought to us by the new era of rapid communication, we are more and more exposed to cultures that are, or at least seem to be, very remote from our own. Although many of them are in fact foreign, there are times when we...

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Your Copy of The Pilgrimage Book

Your Copy of The Pilgrimage Book

On March 5, the OCN Pilgrimage will begin in the Holy Land. Each person who is going on this journey has received a book created especially for the Pilgrimage. It contains pictures and information about each site they will visit, as well as the Bible stories, prayers, and hymns appropriate...

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Syrians Evacuated From Homs Arrive Weak and Traumatized

Syrians Evacuated From Homs Arrive Weak and Traumatized

PHOTO: Weak from hunger and exhaustion, an elderly Syrian man welcomes the steady arm of an IOCC/GOPA relief worker during the evacuation of Homs. An estimated 3,000 civilians have been trapped in the embattled city for nearly two years as civil war rages on in Syria. IOCC/GOPA is in Homs...

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Regardless of the time of year one visits, it is always Christmas in Bethlehem. For westerners like myself, approaching the little town of Bethlehem involves a return to one’s childhood, to Christmas carols and Nativity sets, to a lost time of wonder and innocence. In my memory of Christmases past,...

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The Holy Sepulcher

The Holy Sepulcher

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem encompasses the two most sacred spots in the world for Christians–the site of the Crucifixion and that of the Burial and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this video, viewers can learn the history of that Church and see these holy...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 22

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 22

Matthew 10:16 – 25 The Challenge of the King to His Messengers, The Prudence of the King’s Messenger, The Coming of The King, The Kings’ Messenger and the King’s Sufferings +Opening Thoughts and Basis for discussion We are called to become witnesses and by extension sufferers for Christ. The knowledge...

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Seventeenth Sunday of Luke: The Prodigal Son

Seventeenth Sunday of Luke: The Prodigal Son

Our purpose, O people, is to know the power of God’s goodness, for when the prodigal abandoned his sin, he hastened to the refuge of his Father. That Good One embraced him and welcomed him. He killed the fatted calf and celebrated with heavenly joy. Let us learn from this...

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