Women’s Retreat at St. Tikhon’s Seminary

Women’s Retreat at St. Tikhon’s Seminary

St. Tikhon’s Seminary Dining Hall will be the setting for the annual Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Department Curriculum and Education of the  Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA.  The retreat will  be held on Saturday, August 22 with topics on  “Orthodox Living in the Modern World: Steps to Spiritual...

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The Children’s Word: How Long Will I Be With You?

The Children’s Word: How Long Will I Be With You?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra tells about a time when the disciples kept asking Jesus for help. Do you ask for help? Maybe more than once? Find out why you can...

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A Reflection on Jesus Walking on the Water, August 2, 2015

A Reflection on Jesus Walking on the Water, August 2, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis reflects on the significance of the account of Jesus walking on ​water in the Gospel of Matthew 14:22-33. Jesus does not perform miracles as a magician to merely display ​H​is power. He is always trying to direct us...

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Iconography Project at St. Demetrios- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Iconography Project at St. Demetrios- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

World renowned Byzantine iconographer John Filippakis has been tasked with the iconography of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home of the Orthodox Christian Network. The Iconographer, John (Ioannis) Filippakis was born on March 26, 1951 in Iraklion, a city on the island of Crete, Greece. It...

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THE BUILD- Annunciation Sacramento

THE BUILD- Annunciation Sacramento

After 50 years at their current property, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento, California has begun a transformative project to construct a multipurpose activity center, build a new library and better accommodate its 600 families and church organizations. With His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco on hand, Fr. James...

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

Read part 2 here E.S.: Silouan would say, of course he was without passion, “If a thought upsets us, we are free to discard this thought and to focus our attention on something else.” He was able to do this; other people, however, are like slaves to passionate thoughts. A.E.:...

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