Spirituality and Singing in Mount Athos

Spirituality and Singing in Mount Athos

Watch and listen as Hieromonk Thomas from the brotherhood of “Thomades” at Small St. Anne’s Skete on Mount Athos, shares stories from his first days as a monk. Hear about the music traditions of Mount Athos. Stand next to the monks as they chant. English subtitles are provided throughout. Published on...

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Man of Steel, Part 2: Heaven is (Not) a Place on Earth

Man of Steel, Part 2: Heaven is (Not) a Place on Earth

Above: “Richard Donner’s Krypton from Superman: The Movie, 1978.” “Man of Steel” was released to huge box office last year, but received mixed reviews, admittedly, and yet, every indication from Warner Bros. was that the Zack Snyder/Henry Cavill team’s entry successfully realized the studio’s goals for the film – revitalize...

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The Children’s Word: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?

The Children’s Word: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?

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 asks what you would do if you had all the free time you can possibly imagine. If you could do whatever you wanted to, what would...

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The Beauty of Orthodox Christian Faith

The Beauty of Orthodox Christian Faith

The Psalmist proclaims: “O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him,” (Psalm 96:9). The beauty of holiness, and the awe we experience when standing before God, is evident in the YouTube video embedded above. My kids especially love the latter...

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Celtic Monasticism, Part 1

Celtic Monasticism, Part 1

By Hieromonk Ambrose Prayer of St. Columban of Iona “Kindle in our hearts, O God, The flame of that love which never ceases, That it may burn in us, giving light to others. May we shine forever in Thy holy temple, Set on fire with Thy eternal light, Even Thy...

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