Metropolitan Hilarion: World on Brink of World War III

Metropolitan Hilarion: World on Brink of World War III

(Moscow, July 31, Interfax) – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, has expressed concern over the current international situation, claiming that the world has found itself one step away from a global war. “The current situation is increasingly reminiscent of that in...

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Help with BASELINE!

Help with BASELINE!

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)   This week on CRTL, Allena Barbato from the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the importance to taking an interest in your child’s interests. Then photographer David DeJonge and Fr. Kordaris talk about an exciting project called BASELINE. Tune in to...

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Supplications to the Theotokos on Mt. Athos

Supplications to the Theotokos on Mt. Athos

Beginning on August 1, the Orthodox Church enters a special fasting period, known popularly as the fifteen days. Leading up to the great feast day of the Dormition (or Falling Asleep) of the Most Holy Theotokos on August 15, Orthodox Christians fast for 15 days and dedicate themselves to a...

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On Fasting by St. John Chrysostom

On Fasting by St. John Chrysostom

Fasting is a medicine. But medicine, as beneficial as it is, becomes useless because of the inexperience of the user. He has to know the appropriate time that the medicine should be taken and the right amount of medicine and the condition of the body which is to take it,...

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Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

St. Germanos of Constantinople said: “The Church is the Earthly Heaven, in which the Heavenly God dwells and moves.” Find out why the Church is truly “heaven on earth” in this lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. Embedded above is Part II of a series on the “Inner Meaning of the...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Meaning of the Word “Liturgy”

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Meaning of the Word “Liturgy”

Metropolitan Kallisos Ware is one of the leading Orthodox theologians of the last several generations. He is a sought-after speaker, appearing at scholarly conferences, clergy events, and church retreats around the world. In this lecture, titled “Liturgy: What Does the Word Mean?”, the Metropolitan discusses the inner meaning of the...

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Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Editor’s note: Part of a blog post by Hannah Gais at the Foreign Policy Association In an annual report released by the Department of State this week, the Obama administration has yet again pressed Turkey to live up to its commitment as a democracy to ensure religious freedom, citing the need to reopen an Eastern...

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