Men in Black: Video about Orthodox Clergy and Monastic Attire

Men in Black: Video about Orthodox Clergy and Monastic Attire

Why do Orthodox clergy and monastics dress like they do? In this short documentary, Abbot Tryphon explains that the clothing worn by Orthodox clergy and monastics is evangelical in its nature. He says that “As Orthodox, this attire that we wear . . . is a great opportunity.” He recalls...

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The Children’s Word: Mine, Mine, Mine!

The Children’s Word: Mine, Mine, Mine!

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 talks about sharing. Sharing can be pretty hard. Sometimes, we don’t like to give up something we think belongs to us. But when it’s hard to...

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The Grace of Incorruption: The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

The Grace of Incorruption: The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

As I chanted, the fifth verse struck me like a blow: “Weeping shall endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Although my eyes were brimming with tears, I felt a great joy fill my soul, and I was once more overcome by God’s purpose—by us being placed...

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Below is a lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015).   Dear members of the faculty, students and guests of the university! I have been...

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Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Anna to Visit Miami

Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Anna to Visit Miami

A renowned miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anna, the mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, will be visiting Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Miami Lakes on Monday, February 16. Fr. Athanasy, the former spiritual father of the Russian Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem, painted the icon some years ago. When...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 51

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 51

Pronouncement of Judgment Seven woes pronounced upon the Scribes and Pharisees 1. Jesus castigates them because they denounce Him and His message-thus shut the Kingdom of the heavens before men. 2. Jesus blames them for what they make of converts, making them imitations of their false teachings. 3. Jesus castigates...

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Byzanfest 2015: A World-Wide Event

Byzanfest 2015: A World-Wide Event

Are you a filmmaker? A film buff? Then you’ve got to check out Byzanfest. It’s one of the most unique events around as it’s an online short-film festival. They’re films which must show innovation, originality, and creativity. The best part – they’re all made by Orthodox filmmakers! Byzanfest, now in...

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Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, Discover Love the Orthodox Christian Way

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, Discover Love the Orthodox Christian Way

Sometimes, you have to wonder if the real meaning of love can be saved at all. In a world hungry for the truth about love, millions of people will flock to movie theaters on Valentine’s Day to view the movie version of E.L James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey and...

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LIVE BIBLE STUDY: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 19

LIVE BIBLE STUDY: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 19

In this week’s session we will discuss Acts 7.54-8.25, and Homily 18 “On Acts” from St John Chrysostom.​ Click here to download your study guide.​ “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2.42 Come and study together with...

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