How do you take God on vacation?

How do you take God on vacation?

As a child, oftentimes my parents taught me how to live our faith without ever speaking a single word. Their actions spoke volumes in the silence as we watched and learned by their side. As a parent now myself, I mimic these same unspoken lessons to my own children in...

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My Great-Grandmother’s Offering

My Great-Grandmother’s Offering

Last week, I baked prosphora for the first time in a while. This is such a special blessing for an Orthodox Christian! To give an offering to our Creator, created from our own hands, one that will be transformed by the Holy Spirit and then returned to us as the...

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BBC: Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan “to free” death row woman

BBC: Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan “to free” death row woman

Glory to God! The news just came in that Meriam Ibrahim, the Orthodox Christian woman who has been waiting to die for her faith in Sudan, will be set free. This will be a cause of great rejoicing among the people who have prayed for her around the world. It...

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Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Why was the meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew so important? On this week’s edition of “Be the Bee,” Steve Christoforou gives us the short version of what happened between the Catholics and the Orthodox. When did it start? When did the split actually happen? What’s behind the...

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Apostolic Pilgrimage: Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis

Apostolic Pilgrimage: Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis

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 This week we’ll be featuring the historic Apostolic Pilgrimage of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis to Jerusalem commemorating the 50...

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Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

May 30, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — The Serbian village of Jablanica is home to twins Aleksandra and Andrijana, 10, the only children among eight families living in the remote enclave. The road that connected the girls to school and the rest of the villagers to the outside world was washed...

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Coffee and Caring

Coffee and Caring

I was tired. Tired in body. Tired in soul. I had sat by my mother’s bed for two weeks walking her from this life to the next. The extended family had taken shifts keeping vigil around the clock; my shift was during the dark, still hours of the night. Although...

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Saving Your Marriage

Saving Your Marriage

Our guest today is Lea Povozhaev who is talking about her new book, When Russia Came to Stay. She shares the true story of her complicated marriage. As she says in the introduction to her book, this story is “for those seeking to stay together in marriage, to beat the...

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Holy Fist Bumps and Raising Children

Holy Fist Bumps and Raising Children

This past Sunday, I received a holy fist bump. Yes, I am serious, a holy fist bump. It was given to me by a nervous 8-year-old new altar boy. It is a story of raising our children in trust that the Lord will supplement our feeble efforts with his grace...

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Sexuality and Self

Sexuality and Self

Fr. Anthony Messah of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA, begins our month-long look at human sexuality. Questions include: * What do we learn from Scripture about our sexuality? * How do we embrace the gift of our sexuality without struggling against it as a passion? *...

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What makes a good marriage?

What makes a good marriage?

Presvytera Kerry Pappas joins us today to talk about what we can do to build a good marriage with our spouse, and what the Church can do to support marriage for all of us. Presvytera Kerry is the Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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Saint Basil

Saint Basil

Born into one of the most illustrious Christian families in history, Basil the Great would do his family proud both in his lifetime and after his death. Known, along with his closest friend, Gregory the Theologian, and his brother Gregory of Nyssa, as one of the three Cappadocian Fathers, Saint...

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