Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Orthodox Christianity does not support the cremation of human beings after they die. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God, we treat the human body with care and honor it always. However, cremation continues to be a major part of the funeral industry in...

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires and Hidden Need

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires and Hidden Need

We understand deprivation when we’ve got nothing to eat. We’re not aware of any lack when we don’t have God in our lives. It’s terrible. It’s terrible. As if there’s no need for God! But the need for God’s greater than the need for air. It’s greater than the need...

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Death is the Last Enemy of Humankind

Death is the Last Enemy of Humankind

Death is the last enemy of humankind. Everyone who is born into this world is guaranteed one death. Death is inevitable. And in the Orthodox Christian tradition, the fear of death is considered to be one of, if not the most, significant causes of sin and destruction in the world....

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The Children’s Word: Ask for Help!

The Children’s Word: Ask for Help!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra tell us how important it is to ask for help. Sometimes, we don’t want to ask for help when we need it. But there’s a Gospel...

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LIVE Bible Study, The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 9

LIVE Bible Study, The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 9

Welcome to our online Bible study!  The title for this session is “The Church of the Holy Apostles: A Bible Study on the Book of Acts.” Our class will air each Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Eastern time, and you will be able to watch the live stream here on...

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Prophet Elijah, the Gift of God

Prophet Elijah, the Gift of God

By Savva Alexandrou Saint Gregory Palamas, speaking in general about the prophets, as also the Fathers of the Church, notes: “God raised up the Prophets and the Fathers unto our guidance and He showed signs and wonders to us through them, so that He could correctly lead us up to...

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