New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic Communities in the United States,” is the result of a survey of the 70-plus Orthodox monasteries in the country. According to the Assembly’s site: There are...

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Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian, and St John Chrysostom

Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian, and St John Chrysostom

In the 11th century AD, there was a growing dispute among the faithful over which of these great saints was greater than the others. This led to fractures, with some favouring the teachings of St. Basil over St. Gregory and vise-versa. In order to bring an end to this pointless...

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Man of Steel, Part 4: Messiah from Krypton?

Man of Steel, Part 4: Messiah from Krypton?

Let it be known that at the time of this writing, I own no less than three Superman statues, about four or five coffee table books, and 300 Superman comics, a few even autographed by creators. The entire collection has been purchased in my adulthood, honest (see part 1)! I...

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Why was Jesus baptized?

Why was Jesus baptized?

In this episode of “Beauty Will Save The World,” Fr. Barnabas Powell explores the deeper significance of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Theologians have puzzled over why Jesus, the Son of God, submitted to baptism from John the Baptizer. Fr. Powell points out that Jesus did not...

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Can You Hear God Calling?

Can You Hear God Calling?

The world is filled with distractions, from busy street sounds to hectic lifestyles, many of which can stop us from hearing God’s voice. The story of Zacchaeus teaches us the benefit of filtering through all the commotion in our life so we can focus on God. Until we can eliminate...

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