Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the...

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La Teotokos, Parte 5: La Dormición de la Teotokos

La Teotokos, Parte 5: La Dormición de la Teotokos

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten concluyen su serie sobre la Teotokos y Siempre-Virgen María con una charla sobre la Fiesta de la Dormición de la Teotokos: ¿Cuál es la historia del fallecimiento de María? ¿Qué nos cuenta...

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The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

Like millions of others, I was stunned to learn of the tragic death of Robin Williams, who took his own life after a long and unsuccessful struggle with depression. My own children grew up watching and rejoicing in Robin’s many movies, such as “Good Morning, Viet Nam,” “Good Will Hunting,”...

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WTHR: Iraqi Christian Family in Indianapolis Prays For Those Still There

WTHR: Iraqi Christian Family in Indianapolis Prays For Those Still There

By Emily Longnecker, WTHR reporter INDIANAPOLIS – For one Indianapolis family, watching the images of Christians being killed in Iraq is horrifying. They call it a holocaust and know that could very easily be them dying for their faith, had they not made the decision to leave and come to...

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Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Matthew

This is the celebration of Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Matthew, which is midway through the Dormition Fast. We are preparing for the Feast coming on August 15. “Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother...

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Orthodox Christians Making a Difference

Orthodox Christians Making a Difference

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Today, we’ll be bringing you three stories of Orthodox people and organizations who are making a difference in the world today, even amongst deadly disease, poverty, and war....

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NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos has taken advantage of a quirk in the Greek justice system which enables people jailed for minor offenses to walk free by paying off a fine. The rule only...

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Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Tens of Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Christians entered the main cathedral in Cairo on Wednesday while Pope Tawadros II was speaking to protest against a decision from a bishop for women to wear more “modest” clothing during holy communion. Last month, Bishop Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh governorates ordered for...

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Eating with Mindfulness

Eating with Mindfulness

Recently while waiting for my wife at a doctor’s office, I flipped through a “wellness” magazine. In it was an article entitled, “Are You Aware of What You Eat?” True to the title, the article suggested knowing what we are eating. We should also know where our food comes from,...

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Limping to Orthodoxy

Limping to Orthodoxy

I am not sure I can call it my “spiritual journey.” There aren’t any particular memories in my mind of some kind of conversion, or of the “aha!” moments. It was, and is, a pretty routine, uneventful process. I was born in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, in December 1957....

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Ο Χριστός, το “μάννα της ερήμου”

Ο Χριστός, το “μάννα της ερήμου”

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζοντας το θαύμα του χορτασμού των 5000 ανθρώπων απο τον Κύριο επισημαίνει οτι και στις μέρες μας, ζώντας στην ερημιά των πόλεων, έχουμε την ανάγκη του χορτασμού απο το σώμα της Εκκλησίας, απο την συμμετοχή μας στο μυστήριο της Θείας Ευχαριστίας, ώστε να μην χαθούμε στην έρημο,...

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Mass Murder Made Easy: The Story of the Armenian Genocide

Mass Murder Made Easy: The Story of the Armenian Genocide

In the midst of the current genocide being carried out against Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac Christians in Iraq, this documentary about the Armenian genocide in 1915 provides important historical context. All Christians should watch, reflect, pray, and tell the world about these atrocious evils. We can never forget, and we...

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