Ionian Village Announces Summer 2015 Financial Aid Travel Grants

Ionian Village Announces Summer 2015 Financial Aid Travel Grants

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s summer travel program to Greece, Ionian Village, announces the continuation of the FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism sponsored scholarships. Now in its ninth consecutive year these full and partial financial aid grants will be awarded to those participants in...

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An Orthodox Christian App Designer

An Orthodox Christian App Designer

Apps have become a booming market with the expansion of smartphone use. Like the internet generally, as well as social media, there needs to be an Orthodox presence in this field. In this episode of The Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Joachim Vesely, an Orthodox app designer and filmmaker who...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 23, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 23, 2015

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 condemns the newest cover by French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Orthodox Christians participate in...

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Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

January 21, 2015 (DECR) – The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’ were opened in a solemn ceremony at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The ceremony and the plenary session were led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia....

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Man Who Murdered Orthodox Priest Being Considered for Parole in California

Man Who Murdered Orthodox Priest Being Considered for Parole in California

Edward Lee Bowman brutally murdered Father John Karastamatis, an Orthodox priest, at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Cruz, California in 1985. Bowman, who received a prison sentence of 25 years to life, is up for parole in February — and Fr. Karastamatis’ family is once again collecting signatures...

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Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

“Leviathan,” a Russian film which is a modern-day retelling of the story of Job, has received international critical acclaim, winning the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film on January 11, and receiving a nomination for an Oscar in the “Best Foreign Film” category. The movie also garnered the prestigious Best...

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