A CBS Documentary about Fr. Alexander Schmemann

A CBS Documentary about Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Several years ago, Orthodox peoples in America were happy to see coverage of our faith on broadcast television when CBS aired a documentary about life on Mt. Athos. Although such mainstream coverage is rare, it is not entirely without precedent. Decades earlier, Fr. Alexander Schmemann, the long-time dean of St....

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Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

A new discovery in space has sparked widespread debate about the origin of life on Earth. While some say the new evidence proves Christianity is wrong about creation, a prominent spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church disagrees. Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church Accepts that Life on Earth May have Come...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, November 21, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, November 21, 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: Orthodox Christians around the world begin the 40 day fasting period in anticipation of the Nativity. A...

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Veneration of the Theotokos

Veneration of the Theotokos

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell explains that in the Orthodox veneration of the Theotokos, we are only trying to be consistent with what the Church has been doing for twenty centuries. As a former Protestant himself, he describes how many of our hymns and prayers will be misunderstood by...

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Orthodoxy’s Thanksgiving

Orthodoxy’s Thanksgiving

In the early Church, the primary word used to describe the celebration of the Mystery of Christ was Eὐχαριστία-Eucharist (thanksgiving). This “Thanksgiving” was an attitude which defined early Christian worship and praxis. It was a thanksgiving for every part of creation from the beauty of the stars to the bounty...

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Πως να κερδίσεις το θάνατο

Πως να κερδίσεις το θάνατο

Μοναδικό κριτήριο στην τελική κρίση θα είναι η αγάπη. Ο πλούσιος της παραβολής΄ήταν ικανός και εργατικός, αλλά δεν ήταν σοφός. Φάνηκε πως νίκησε στη ζωή αλλά έχασε στο θάνατο. Θα μπορούσε να τον νικήσει κι αυτόν μόνο με την αγάπη, επειδή κόλαση και θάνατος είναι να μην μπορείς να αγαπάς...

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Be Thankful All Year Long

Be Thankful All Year Long

Offering helpful tools to encourage thankfulness, Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis speaks to Fr. Chris about ways to be thankful all year long and not just on Thanksgiving weekend. They discuss how giving thanks to God places everything in a proper perspective and how anger and resentment can block feelings of gratitude.  And...

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The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Our experience of living in North America today is very different than was the experience of living in Byzantium in the fifth century, or in Holy Russia in the nineteenth century—or even in post-Soviet Russia now in the twenty-first century. Every culture is different, and these differences profoundly impact on...

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Igniting the Flame of True Christian Stewardship – Part 1: We’ve Gotten Stewardship All Wrong

Igniting the Flame of True Christian Stewardship – Part 1: We’ve Gotten Stewardship All Wrong

The Real Facts And Figures Of What Is Actually Happening With Christian Churches In America Why are you here? Why have you and your Parish been given so many gifts, talents, resources and abilities? If you want to learn what stewardship truly is and how to change the stewardship paradigm...

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Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29 and 30, 2014.  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew extended the invitation to the Pope during His Holiness’ inaugural Mass in March 2013. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 4:00...

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