This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Pope Francis parallels the current persecution...

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Idol Worship and the Screen

Idol Worship and the Screen

Christ is Risen! Watch this remarkable video. In the first few minutes, you enjoy the beautiful, uplifting celebration of Christ’s resurrection. And then, Fr. Christopher Makiej asks a startling question: Has “the screen” replaced God? Has our “screen time” become an idol to us? Contrast those first beautiful images of...

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Athonite Obediences

Athonite Obediences

In Athonite coenobitic monasteries, the obediences are changed between the first and seventh days of the year. They usually last a year or more. This custom comes from the holy fathers, because it’s been passed down from Saint Basil the Great, the organizer of the coenobitic life in Pontos and...

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Fast-Free Fridays Deserve Souvlaki!

Fast-Free Fridays Deserve Souvlaki!

Here is a recipe perfect for a Fast​-​Free Friday. After 7 weeks of fasting​,​ it’s nice to celebrate with this delicious grilled recipe. PORK SOUVLAKI,​ Greek Style I started out with 6.5 pounds of Boston Butt (Pork Shoulder.) I forgot to ask the butcher to de-bone and trim it, so...

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