Israeli Settler Attacks on Christian and Muslim Holy Places

Israeli Settler Attacks on Christian and Muslim Holy Places

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12 Every day, I wake up and stare at the new illegal Israeli settlement right in front of my kitchen window. It has been a very different life as a Greek American living in a Palestinian Christian village that my...

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How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

In this episode of Journeys to Orthodoxy, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jesse Brandow, a young man  answered the call given to every Christian to bear witness to Christ. Jesse shares the story of how Orthodoxy was introduced to Guatemala with the indigenous peoples there, descendants of the ancient Mayan civilization. We...

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The Icon of the Kingdom

The Icon of the Kingdom

Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate our Orthodox heritage. It is a wonderful festivity involving a touching procession with icons, lifted up high, around the church and ending in the declamatory proclamation of the Synodikon of Orthodoxy. Since we do it every year, it became so...

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Is It Really Possible to Pray Without Ceasing?

Is It Really Possible to Pray Without Ceasing?

What is prayer? According to Paul, we are supposed to “Pray without ceasing.” How is this even possible? Jim Wellington seeks to answer these questions and more in the short video above. He speaks about standing before God with the mind in the heart. When we pray in this manner,...

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Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium

Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium

In this episode of OCN Now, Fr. Christopher Metropulos interviews Fr. Philemon Patitsas, Pastor of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, FL about their “Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium” that will be held on March 14, 2015. Joining in the interview is Dr. Harry Dimopoulos, one of the co-chairs...

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Being True to the True Faith

Being True to the True Faith

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Church proclaims the truth of the Faith. The Church proclaims, “This is the Faith of the Orthodox! This is the Faith of the Apostles! This is the Faith which has established the universe!” What are you doing to...

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