New Ecclesiastical Calendar Tool – It’s Digital, and It’s Free!

New Ecclesiastical Calendar Tool – It’s Digital, and It’s Free!

The Digital Planner for the 2015-2016 Ecclesiastical year is now available! It’s all here – feast days, saints days, Gospel readings, fasting information – and it integrates with the online calendar tools you’re already using! The Digital Planner was created by the Department of Internet Ministries of the Greek Orthodox...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, September 4, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 4, 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 some of the stories making headlines this week: Hierarchs gather at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. Mission team returns from trip to...

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Syrian Refugees Flee War to Face Water Crisis

Syrian Refugees Flee War to Face Water Crisis

SYRIAN REFUGEES FLEE WAR TO FACE WATER CRISIS September 4, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon.  At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement...

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A Shelter for Refugees, Papa Stratis, Dies at 57

A Shelter for Refugees, Papa Stratis, Dies at 57

A bright light has gone dim with the falling asleep of Fr. Efstratios Dimou, known as Papa Steatis. He was only 57 years old. He has been caring for refugees coming from Syria as they make their way to shelters, through an organization he established, the NGO (non-government organization) Angalia...

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3 Great Orthodox Christian Books for Middle and Junior High Students

3 Great Orthodox Christian Books for Middle and Junior High Students

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog.  The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education.   All items featured...

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Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

There are few photos that capture the human condition. The firefighters raising the American flag over the rubble of the World Trade Center, the man staring down the tanks at Tiananmen Square, man’s first step on the moon. These photos capture moments of hope, determination, and progress in human history....

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PISTEVO Wins Award in IndieFEST Film Awards

PISTEVO Wins Award in IndieFEST Film Awards

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. PISTEVO & MiB Mediaworks Wins...

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Daily Devotion: Movement of Life

Daily Devotion: Movement of Life

Hear, my elect,” says the Lord. “Behold, the days of tribulation are at hand, and I will deliver you from them. Do not fear or doubt, for God is your guide. 2 Esdras 16:74-75 Good morning Prayer Team! There is no question that life moves pretty fast for most of...

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