Christianity before the Bible

Christianity before the Bible

“The Church came from Jesus, the Canon came from the Church.” In his new book, The Making of the New Testament: Church, Gospel, and Canon, Rev. Theodore G. Stylianopoulos ​recounts the struggles and even conflicts that were addressed in the early church, through the eyes of an Orthodox Christian theologian....

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Assyrian Children Bear Scars of War, Face New Challeges in Exile

Assyrian Children Bear Scars of War, Face New Challeges in Exile

June 18, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Desperate to flee the onslaught of violence surrounding his village near Hasakah, Syria, Charbel remembers how frightened he was when his family barely escaped their home before they saw it destroyed by their attackers. The 14-year-old Assyrian boy left behind all of his possessions, friends,...

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Executive Committee of the US Assembly of Bishops Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Executive Committee of the US Assembly of Bishops Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Istanbul—On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America at the Phanar in Constantinople. During the meeting, which took place in a spirit of open exchange in the personal office of...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

NEW YORK – TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Climate Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si’, presented this morning at the Vatican. The article starts with the words of His All-Holiness as follows: In a series of seminars organized...

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Photios Ketsetzis Appointed Professor of Byzantine Music Emeritus

Photios Ketsetzis Appointed Professor of Byzantine Music Emeritus

Rev. Nicholas C. Triantafilou recently announced the appointment of Professor Photios Ketsetzis to the rank of Emeritus Professor.  The appointment to the rank of Emeritus Professor is one of honor and esteem and requires approval of the Board of Trustees acting at the recommendation of the President, who acts on...

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TIME: Ecumenical Patriarch Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

TIME: Ecumenical Patriarch Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on climate change has garnered international attention and response. Now, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offers his thoughts on the Pope’s words. See his article in Time Magazine. Exclusive: Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Ecology, Economy and Ecumenism   In a series of seminars...

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NBC: Arson Attack on Church of the Loaves and Fishes

NBC: Arson Attack on Church of the Loaves and Fishes

Arsonists attacked the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, Israel, leaving the building in ruins. The church was a modern structure built on the site where Christians believe the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place. NBC News has the story. Church of the...

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Archbishop Demetrios on The Apostolic Calling

Archbishop Demetrios on The Apostolic Calling

In this episode of Good News for a Change, visiting hierarch Archbishop Demetrios shares thoughts on the Gospel of the day. The call of the fishermen to become “fishers of men” is one of the most significant moments of our salvation history. The four men, Peter, Andrew, James, and John, receive an invitation...

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Throwback Thursday: Raising Boys into Orthodox Christian Men

Throwback Thursday: Raising Boys into Orthodox Christian Men

Let’s hear it for the boys! This week​,​ our Throwback Thursday edition goes back to June 17, 2006 and addresses parenting in honor of Father’s Day. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks to his congregation on the importance of modeling proper Christian virtues to our children. And keep listening for our...

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