Ground-Breaking Conference Begins May 7 – Tune In!

Ground-Breaking Conference Begins May 7 – Tune In!

The first ever International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care is about to begin. The event opens at 8:00 AM on May 7, at the Hotel Divani Apollon Palace in Vouliagmeni, Athens, but you can also watch the conference live on the event website, http://www.dmopc15.com/. OCN is honored...

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Halki Summit II to focus on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word,” June 8-10

Halki Summit II to focus on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word,” June 8-10

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is hosting the second Halki Summit on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word.” Co-sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University, the summit will be held on the island of Halki from June 8-10, 2015. Continuing the legacy established by the Ecumenical Patriarchate for over twenty-five years, Halki...

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USCIRF Commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

USCIRF Commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today solemnly marks the 100 year anniversary of the tragic killing of over one million Armenians in what is now modern-day Turkey. USCIRF recognizes the profound significance of this day and the deep wounds it continues to evoke for the Armenian people,...

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Archbishop Demetrios Joins Religious Leaders in Ecumenical Service for the Centennial Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

Archbishop Demetrios Joins Religious Leaders in Ecumenical Service for the Centennial Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON – Archbishop Demetrios of America participated yesterday evening, May 7, 2015 in the Ecumenical Service of commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, in Washington’ s National Cathedral. The multi-faith service marked the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, in which an estimated 1.5 million Armenians...

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A Visionary and a Shepherd

A Visionary and a Shepherd

“What’s this?” I asked as we were packing his things in preparation to move into our new home together. “Oh, be careful with those. They are my cassettes of Fr. Bill Chiganos’ sermons. I’ve been listening to them since the 80s.” I had met Fr. Bill a decade before when...

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God is Not Interested in Religion

God is Not Interested in Religion

Of the many shocking and revolutionary things the Lord said, perhaps nothing was more shocking and revolutionary than His words to the Samaritan woman at the well.  The conversation had become a little too close for her comfort (“You have had five husbands, and he whom you have now is...

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