Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy

Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy

After days of uncertainty following her initial release from prison, Meriam Ibrahim and her family are safe at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, which is heavily guarded. The Guardian reports: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US embassy Husband of Christian woman whose apostasy death sentence was overturned...

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Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

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: News from Around the Globe Meriam Ibrahim Freed, Then Detained Leaving Country In News from around the Globe this week, our top story...

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A Universal Liturgical Language

A Universal Liturgical Language

“I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life, I will chant to my God for as long as I have my being. May my words be sweet unto Him, and I will rejoice in the Lord,” Prophet David prays. And the sweetness of Byzantine chant makes these words my...

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Beauty is the Convincing Power of Truth

Beauty is the Convincing Power of Truth

There are many angles a person could take when speaking about Truth, especially about Orthodoxy as the Truth. Elaborate lectures on the history of the Christian Church might be a place to start. But today I want to speak about something more basic than that. I want to speak about...

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Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Few people, sitting down with friends to watch a major sports event, would remind each other to pay attention. When we are being entertained, it isn’t hard to pay attention. But how many of us can muster the same attentiveness during the sermon in church? In this episode, Fr. David...

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Antiochian.org: Historic Patriarchal Liturgy To Be Broadcast June 29

Antiochian.org: Historic Patriarchal Liturgy To Be Broadcast June 29

An international conference on Antiochian unity is currently underway at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Antiochian clergy delegations from the United States, Syria, and Lebanon are in attendance, and they will be joined by many of the faithful for a historic event that will be broadcast on Sunday, June...

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God’s Unconditional Love for Us

God’s Unconditional Love for Us

How many times do we do something “without condition”? We work for a paycheck. Or we go to school for a degree—we study to pass a test. We strive for the praise of others. We work hard for acceptance. It seems that in almost everything we do, we put a...

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Demographics of a Revolution

Demographics of a Revolution

The world is currently undergoing a very quiet but revolutionary change. Nations which since their inception have been Christian nations will soon become Islamic ones, and this is not due to violence or jihad, but due to demographics and birth rates. This is especially so in Europe, but North America...

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