Beyond Torture: The Gulag of Pitești, Romania

Beyond Torture: The Gulag of Pitești, Romania

The Gulag Archipelago, an award-winning book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn about forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, exposed the massive scale of Communist atrocities and persecution of Orthodox Christians in the 20th century. Solzhenitsyn’s vivid account has been followed by others. The Italian journalist Antonio Socci, for example, estimated that...

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Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the School’s history and present-day meaning. Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church BY VICTOR GAETAN But if we hope for what we do not...

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Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at the Funeral of Emanuel George Demos

Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at the Funeral of Emanuel George Demos

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral of Emanuel George Demos, 75, the General Legal Counsel of the Archdiocese, who passed away July 4, 2014 in New York. Born on November 7, 1938 in New Britain, Connecticut to George and Angeliki Demos, he...

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Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

Sodere: Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up At Paris Auction

An OCN fan on Facebook brought this story to our attention. This painting has had a long journey, and we hope it is now going to find its way back to its rightful home. Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Painting Turns Up at Paris Auction Published by Ethio Tunes A 17th...

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Veterans and Mental Health

Veterans and Mental Health

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Steve Sherokey about the challenges faced by veterans returning from the wars. Dr. Sherokey has a Doctor of Ministry degree and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. __________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network...

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Yes, you only live once, but…

Yes, you only live once, but…

“Well, those who are now young, will go to Church when they get old, but now, most likely, they want to use and exploit the youth they have, as a song says, ‘Take everything out of life, today you are a flower, tomorrow a dying rose”. Only, they forget that...

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OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC News: The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

OCMC – In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are waiting to become Orthodox,” says Fr. Emmanuel Oruk. So many people want Orthodoxy in northern districts like Lira, Oyam, and Apad that it is...

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