The Children’s Word: Heaven on Earth

The Children’s Word: Heaven on Earth

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 what you think about Heaven. What do you know about Heaven? What would you like to know? Do you know how to find...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 14

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 14

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 Features Santiago Calatrava’s Design for St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

BBC Features Santiago Calatrava’s Design for St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

The BBC just published a video and brief article about c’s design for the St. Nicholas National Shrine, a Greek Orthodox church currently under construction at Ground Zero in Manhattan. The article begins: Many Orthodox believers around the world celebrate Christmas today. The Orthodox Greek community in downtown Manhattan, New...

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The New Medium: Advertising

The New Medium: Advertising

When there are hundreds of different styles, sizes, and colors of blue jeans, it takes more than just “Buy our product, we are better!” to make it to the top of the sales charts. You can no longer advertise just the jeans; you have to advertise the lifestyle and culture...

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St. John Chrysostom on the Feast of Theophany

St. John Chrysostom on the Feast of Theophany

We shall now say something about the present feast.  Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, everyone knows that the present feast is called Theophany; but what this is, and whether it be one thing...

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Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday By Hana Afifi | Ahram Online The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Mathias I will visit Egypt for the first time on Saturday, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church announced Monday. The six-day visit came after an invitation from Pope Tawadros II of...

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Serbian Church Launches Internet TV Station

Serbian Church Launches Internet TV Station

B92 published an English-language summary of an article in the Serbian daily, Vecernje Novositi, which announced the creation of the first Internet TV station for the Serbian Orthodox Church. BELGRADE — The Serbian Orthodox Church will on Thursday launch its television station, TV Hram (“TV Temple”), that will be available...

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The Deacon Who Couldn’t Sing

The Deacon Who Couldn’t Sing

He wasn’t a priest or a bishop or a hierarch or even a dedicated monastic. He was born to humble parents who may not have even been Christian. He was a deacon and a reader and a singer, but for part of his life, he had the worst voice in...

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Saints Cyril and Methodius: What You Thought You Knew

Saints Cyril and Methodius: What You Thought You Knew

Saints Cyril and Methodius, brothers who, in addition to being very pious and devout, were brilliant and talented men, were, we all know, responsible for the creation of the Cyrillic alphabet that enabled Prince Vladimir to educate his people in the Christian faith so very long ago. But the work...

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