This Week in Orthodoxy, January 9, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 9, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: * The Orthodox Church in Hong Kong gets a new deacon. * A leading Antiochian Orthodox theological...

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On Having a Prayer Corner at Home

On Having a Prayer Corner at Home

With the beginning of another civil new year, we often re-commit to our spiritual lives. This may include a desire for a fuller personal prayer life that includes regular daily prayers. One thing that can help keep this resolution includes having a dedicated place in our home where we can...

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A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

January 6 marked the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. Right after Christmas, in the wake of the New Year, on Epiphany, one of the holiest days on the Orthodox calendar—my mother had died, and I had somehow survived. By no means has life seemed normal since then. Every day...

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Living Correctly in Outrageous Times

Living Correctly in Outrageous Times

To say that we live in an increasingly violent world is true. And, yet, the USA itself has seen crime statistics continue to go down for the last several years. From 1993-2013, violent crime statistics continued to go down. For instance, in 1993, there were about 750 violent crimes per...

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IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

January 12, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions. Many live in shelled out buildings with no...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 46

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 46

Matthew 20:17-28 Christ, although he knew of his passion and suffering to come gave a confident assertion of the Resurrection. There is life after death, after the suffering and false ambitions we place on ourselves. The ambition should be the Christian life in whatever cup that has been given to us;...

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