This Week in Orthodoxy- March 7, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy- March 7, 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 Representatives of all canonical Orthodox Churches to meet in Istanbul March 6 to 9 Our top story this week: Primates and...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message from the Assembly of Bishops

Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message from the Assembly of Bishops

The grace of truth has shone out; the things prefigured in shadows in times of old have now been openly fulfilled in words…in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, and in icons. (From the Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy) To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and...

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Day 2: Living Words

Day 2: Living Words

Today, Friday, is coming to a close, and if I had to sum up remarks from the group, it was about bringing the words of the Bible to life. We visited Capernaum and walked into the temple where Christ preached, walked, and performed miracles. We noted the milestone markers that date...

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The Pilgrimage Begins

The Pilgrimage Begins

The Orthodox Christian Network pilgrims arrived safely in Tel Aviv yesterday afternoon – – a group of 50 attendees of a wide range of ages and backgrounds.  Led by Father Chris (Ft. Lauderdale and Executive Director of the OCN) and Father Steve (Washington, DC) – – and the group is evenly split...

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Ambling: Reflections of a First-Time Pilgrim

Ambling: Reflections of a First-Time Pilgrim

Apprehension was one of the primary feelings that filled me as I traveled from Boston to Newark, where I would join nearly 50 other OCN pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. It surprised me and, frankly, unsettled me. Why should I feel apprehensive? Three reasons, perhaps: 1) at home, all...

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