Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

In June of 2014, the city of Mosul fell to the militant Islamic group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As most are aware, Mosul is but one of many cities that has fallen victim to demonic violence in recent months. Among the victims of...

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FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for this troubled city. But peace is slowly being restored, and FOCUS North America is helping to bring this about. In this video, KMOV...

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Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky, chairman of the Russian Club of Orthodox Philanthropists, told Izvestia that one of the first projects to be funded will be the story from the life...

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Panorama.am: Finnish Monk, Author of 500-Page Book on Armenia: “I never encountered such beauty anywhere”

Panorama.am: Finnish Monk, Author of 500-Page Book on Armenia: “I never encountered such beauty anywhere”

By Nvard Chalikyan  Finnish monk, Professor of Theology Serafim Seppälä has for years been studying the Armenian culture and history and has a number of publications on this topic, among them a 500-page book on Armenian art and culture; he is currently working on another book on the topic of the...

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Without saying much, this short video says a lot

Without saying much, this short video says a lot

This video may just qualify as a modern-day retelling of our Lord’s famous parable about the widow’s mite. Watch it and reflect on these words from Scripture: And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting...

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The Forgiveness Challenge

The Forgiveness Challenge

It isn’t every day the Lord gives us such a clear description of Judgment Day. In answering the question, “How many times shall I forgive others?” Jesus explains the centrality of forgiveness to our future in heaven. Forgiveness is at the core of our salvation, and we will be held...

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KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

By Jill Kuramoto You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka’ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those in the Russian Orthodox faith. An image of the Virgin Mary produces myrrh. There’s no explanation for it. Yet, for those who believe...

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Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Recently, the following question was received by OCN: Hi, Thanks for a great page and I’m very happy to see my Orthodox brothers and sisters from around the world. I have a question maybe you could help me to answer. I have a friend (a Muslim convert) who is questioning...

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Divine Liturgy on the 11th Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 11th Sunday of Matthew

On this 11th Sunday of Matthew, we commemorate Eutyches the Hieromartyr & Disciple of St. John the Theologian, and Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Equal to the Apostles. When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou...

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AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 21, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Status of Refugees In Arbel there are now 5 refugee deaths per day, going back to August 7. The number of refugees has overwhelmed the relief agencies. There...

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Ο άνθρωπος χωρίς Θεό

Ο άνθρωπος χωρίς Θεό

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την παραβολή του πονηρού και μη συγχωρητικού δούλου, μας υπενθυμίζει οτι άνθρωπος δίχως πίστη, αγάπη προς τον συνάνθρωπο και προσμονή της Βασιλείας του Θεού, τελικά είναι ένας άνθρωπος δίχως Θεό. Αυτό έχει τεράστιες συνέπειες, όχι μόνο σε αυτή τη ζωή, την οποία θα λυμαίνεται η...

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You Should Know What I Think By Now!

You Should Know What I Think By Now!

“We’ve been married all these years! You should know what I think by now!” How many times have you said these words – or thought them? Fr. George Morelli, Orthodox priest and clinical psychologist, joins Fr. Chris to talk about healthy ways to communicate in marriage. Even couples who have...

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