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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