The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

Many have heard the dramatic story of the twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians working in Libya who were captured and beheaded by ISIS as part of their ongoing campaign of provocation and terror. What may not be as well known in the media is that all twenty-one were offered the chance...

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The Children’s Word: Who Are You?

The Children’s Word: Who Are You?

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 asks how you would describe yourself. If someone asks, “Who are you?”, what do you say? There’s one thing about you that is very important. It...

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Orthodox Music Wins a Grammy!

Orthodox Music Wins a Grammy!

A religious hymn is a great blessing for everyone. It constitutes praise to the Most High, honor for His holy people, worldwide harmony, an eloquent proof of the Church’s unity. It expresses the voice of the Church, its confession. It brings about a complete spiritual uplifting and absolute peace and...

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Do Pets Go to Heaven?

Do Pets Go to Heaven?

Q: Do pets go to heaven when they die? A: This is a sympathetic question, and it is understandable, at least by pet owners who come to love their dogs and cats and other household pets. Those of us who have pets in our homes often come to be attached...

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The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

From start to finish, this beautiful book is a spiritual “powerhouse,” a grace-filled stream, a gift of joy – from the tender, perceptive heart and mind of the author, the lay poet-theologian Donald Sheehan (1940 – 2010), into our own hearts and minds!  And it’s a double labor of love:...

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