Why Were Human Beings Created?

Why Were Human Beings Created?

Why were human beings created? Q: I have asked many persons this question, but I have as yet not received a satisfactory answer. Maybe there is no answer. The question is, “Why was humanity created by God?” I know the “how” and the “circumstances,” but not the “why.”  – D.A.C.,...

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Protecting Your Children Online

Protecting Your Children Online

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 pressures of the internet...

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Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon is the co-chair of the international Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue and one of the most well known Orthodox theologians alive today. In a recent interview with Gianni Valente of Vatican Insider, the Metropolitan discussed the recent visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the...

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The Children’s Word: How Good is Your Excuse?

The Children’s Word: How Good is Your Excuse?

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 wants to know how you get to church every Sunday. Do you go every week? Is there a good excuse if you don’t go? Read about...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 12

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 12

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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BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

“The Art of Eternity” is a series of three one-hour documentaries on Christian art. Hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and first broadcast on BBC Four in 2007, the series provides a popularized introduction to the theological and creative concerns of Christian artists in pre-modern cultures. As the series introduction puts it:...

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Craciunel

Craciunel

Craciunels are braided breads with knots made to celebrate Christmas. They are given to family and friends, symbolising the spirit of giving at Christmas. When children go door-to-door caroling on Christmas Eve, they are rewarded with fresh Craciunels as well as nuts, dried fruit, and money. The carolers carry a...

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The Orthodox Church Has Stopped A Giant ‘Eye Of Sauron’ Being Built Over Moscow

The Orthodox Church Has Stopped A Giant ‘Eye Of Sauron’ Being Built Over Moscow

Business Insider By Stefano Pozzebon The Russian Orthodox Church has succeeded in shutting down a giant “Eye of Sauron” installation on top of a Moscow tower intended to promote the Hobbit movie trilogy. The exhibit would have featured a giant red eye as a symbol of Sauron, the evil lord...

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