What Really Happened When Sen. Ted Cruz Addressed Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

What Really Happened When Sen. Ted Cruz Addressed Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

The IDC Summit for Middle Eastern Christians, held in Washington, D.C. this week, had many important moments. The most frustrating of these was the keynote address at the Gala Solidarity Dinner. The keynote was given by Senator Ted Cruz — or, should I say, he attempted to deliver one. As...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, September 12, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 12, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: The White House has set out its plan for combating ISIL. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops...

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Conversations with Abba Isaac: A Culture of Condemnation

Conversations with Abba Isaac: A Culture of Condemnation

We live in a culture of condemnation. We make ourselves champions of moral, political, and religious issues. We divide ourselves along political lines, and we jump upon every chance to point our finger at those who do not agree with our views. This has become all the more endemic with...

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Η σκάλα που μας ανεβάζει στους Ουρανούς

Η σκάλα που μας ανεβάζει στους Ουρανούς

” Ὁ Σταυρός εἶναι ἐλπίς τῶν Χριστιανῶν, σωτήρ τῶν ἀπεγνωσμένων, λιμάνι γι᾽ αὐτούς πού εὑρίσκονται σέ δύσκολες βιωτικές περιστάσεις, ἰατρός γιά τούς ἀσθενεῖς· ἀπομακρύνει τά πάθη, δίδει τήν ὑγεία, δίδει τήν ζωή στούς πνευματικά νεκρούς, καθοδηγεῖ πρός τήν εὐσέβεια, ἀποστομώνει τήν βλασφημία.” Ανδρέου, Αρχιεπισκόπου Κρήτης __________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox...

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An Orthodox Wedding

An Orthodox Wedding

This week on CRTL, Fr. Demetri Tonias answers common questions about Orthodox marriage, both from practical as well as theological standpoints. For example, can I marry a non-Christian? Can we have a joint service with a minister from a different denomination? Can we have two services since our families live...

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