A New Orthodox Parish in the Turkana Desert

A New Orthodox Parish in the Turkana Desert

It’s not every day you see the Gospel spreading to a totally new area of the world, to a culture and a people who have never even heard the name “Jesus.” That’s precisely what’s been happening in a remote region of Kenya, where the Turkana people live. As His Eminence...

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An Orthodox Priest with 70 Children

An Orthodox Priest with 70 Children

Assigned to an unremarkable village after seminary, Fr. Nikolay decided to do something big. He organized the building of three Orthodox churches, an Orthodox school, and a charity house with expansive facilities. In addition to all of that, over the years Fr. Nikolay and his wife have adopted 70 orphans,...

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What Happens to the Soul After Death?

What Happens to the Soul After Death?

I suppose that among us mere mortals the only person who could give first-hand testimony to the question, “What happens to the soul after death?” was Lazarus, and he left no extant literary remains. At best we have an old story which relates that after Christ raised him after he...

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Fast or Feast, String Beans in a Mushroom Sauce are Sure to Please

Fast or Feast, String Beans in a Mushroom Sauce are Sure to Please

Another fast is coming, and this time we honor the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. For the first two weeks of August, the 1st through the 14th, faithful Orthodox Christians fast (from meat, dairy and eggs, and fish) and offer prayers through the Paraklesis Service. During this time (on...

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And of all things, visible and invisible

And of all things, visible and invisible

The Creed not only confesses that our God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, is the creator of heaven and earth. It also adds the phrase that He is the creator “of all things, visible and invisible.” In its original form, the phrase was probably added to hammer yet...

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