Martyrs are Witnesses

Martyrs are Witnesses

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell treats the topic of Martyrdom. He reminds us that the word Martyr means “Witness,” but there will be times when Christians may be so persecuted that they will witness to the Truth of Christ with their very lives. Christianity today is the most persecuted...

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Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the families of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Martyrs who were killed by ISIS in Libya. Above, the young wife of one of the martyred men...

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55 Maxims for Christian Living by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

55 Maxims for Christian Living by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord yesterday. In addition to his many books, articles, and sermons, Fr. Thomas published a simple but powerful set of spiritual maxims, which have circulated widely throughout the Internet for years. Here they are, for your edification and reflection: 1. Be always with...

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ISIS Destroys Assyrian Churches, Holds Hostages

ISIS Destroys Assyrian Churches, Holds Hostages

Reading news of ISIS atrocities can be exhausting and upsetting. But the atrocities are real, and they are happening right now, as you read this. It is essential that we keep our attention on this crisis. If the world turns away, ISIS will only become more powerful. The Assyrian International...

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Memory Eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko

Memory Eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord this afternoon. At 76, Fr. Thomas was a well-known and much loved Orthodox Christian priest, a theologian, speaker, and dean emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY. His final days were spent peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospice in Ellwood...

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