Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: My Acquaintance with Elder Sophrony

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: My Acquaintance with Elder Sophrony

Metropolitan Kallistos says that Elder Sophrony wanted his monastery to stay loyal to the tradition of Orthodoxy, but at the same time be open to the spirit of the world. He explains how monks in Essex Monastery practiced hospitality, and why Elder Sophrony wanted his monks be well-educated, so they...

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Metropolitan Alexios: My Life on Mount Athos

Metropolitan Alexios: My Life on Mount Athos

His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta explains why he thinks of Mount Athos as his family. He remembers when he first went to Mount Athos, at the age of 16, when he went to the school of Athonias, and when he stayed in the Monastery of Vatopedi. He describes his...

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Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 2

Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 2

In this part, author Klaus Kenneth stresses the value of concentration during prayer. He also states that by prayer, people enter into eternity and the old, sinful and passionate man dies and is reborn a new man. In this way, the human being is released from ego, from slavery to...

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Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 1

Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 1

Author Klaus Kenneth explains why pursuing hedonism leads to an artificial life, and how people today believe that material things are the only things to be proud of in life. But soon will come a day when people realize how phony these things are. When they make this realization, they...

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Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent decades. In the video embedded below, he recounts the story of Iraqi Christian children who were told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed. Their response?...

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A Video of the Inside of the Famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A Video of the Inside of the Famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Built in the early 20th century by an international team of stonemasons and artisans from Russia, Bulgaria, Venice, and Munich using natural materials from as far away as Brazil, the cathedral is a remarkable...

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Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

With Christmas coming and door buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree. Before you sign that contract, listen to this insightful interview with Kathryn Bocanegra as she talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and...

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