The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana is the primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania and one of the most passionate advocates for mission work in the Orthodox Church today. The brief YouTube documentary above gives you some sense of his ministry and accomplishments. As a young theologian and then clergyman, he...

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WATCH: Mount Athos “60 Minutes” Documentary

WATCH: Mount Athos “60 Minutes” Documentary

“60 Minutes” is a popular, long-form news show on American television. In 2011, the show’s producers were given a very rare opportunity to bring a film crew onto Mount Athos, one of the most secluded and famous sites of monastic life and spiritual retreat in the world. If you haven’t...

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Vice President Joseph Biden to Speak at Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress

Vice President Joseph Biden to Speak at Greek Orthodox Clergy Laity Congress

Are you planning to attend the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Clergy Laity Congress in Philadelphia this coming week? The Vice President is! The Archdiocese has announced that Vice President Joseph Biden will speak at the Grand Banquet which traditionally marks the close of the Congress. Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver...

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Insights on ISIS from Professor Elizabeth Prodromou

Insights on ISIS from Professor Elizabeth Prodromou

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl070514wv.mp3 As violence continues to spread in the Middle East, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou is back on the show to offer insight into ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group. You can learn more about this topic in her recent article, A Basketball Guide To Middle East News. But first we hear...

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WATCH: Orthodoxy in the British Islands

WATCH: Orthodoxy in the British Islands

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands,” a new documentary written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, just premiered on the Rossiya-Kultura TV channel in Russia. According to a press release, the “film recounts the history of Orthodoxy in the British Islands, conversion of the archipelago’s peoples to Christianity, development of Christian churches...

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B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sent a letter to the Vatican which may contain a protest against the Vatican’s plan to canonize Alojzije Stepinac. Stepinac, a Croatian Catholic cardinal, was convicted after World War II of collaborating with the fascist Independent State of Croatia. Serbian Church sends...

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Photos of the Largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe

Photos of the Largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe

Yesterday on the OCN Facebook page, one of my colleagues posted a couple of photos of the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland. The response from our 200,000 followers was quick and enthusiastic: many were amazed at its beauty. In this post, I’ll provide a little background on the cathedral and...

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Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

We Orthodox become “vegetarian” at regular intervals all year long, so it might not be surprising that Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was just named the most “vegetarian friendly” capital in Africa! Read all about it! The most vegetarian-friendly capital in Africa by SUSAN WONG Ethiopia, the land of extraordinary and...

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Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kades has stressed the close relations between Cyprus and Russia and the Orthodox Churches of the two countries, speaking during the 21st Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. According to an official announcement, during the Assembly, titled “Parliamentary Democracy-Christianity-Orthodoxy: values and concepts”, it has been expressed...

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Antiochian.org: Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of All North America

Antiochian.org: Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of All North America

His Eminence Archbishop Joseph has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Axios! His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St....

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Bishop Gregory: Connect College Students to Church Before It’s Too Late

Bishop Gregory: Connect College Students to Church Before It’s Too Late

A letter from His Grace Bishop Gregory of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, liaison from the Assembly of Bishops of the U.S.A. to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), concerning the Church’s joint ministry to our Orthodox college students: Dear Reverend Fathers: As many of you know, the loss of our...

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A Holy Nation

A Holy Nation

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were no people but now you are God’s people; once you had not received...

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