Fire Threatens Monastery and Saint Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, Ca

Fire Threatens Monastery and Saint Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, Ca

The Rough Fire located in central California has consumed over 103,000 acres. Residents in many communities along its path have been evacuated, included staff at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center and the adjacent Monastery of the Theotokos the Life Giving Spring. The fire is approximately four miles away from...

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Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Generosity and Giving to the Church

Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Generosity and Giving to the Church

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study today, “Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes.” The 138-page report is accompanied by a brief summary that shares the highlights of the study. The study was prepared by the Assembly’s research...

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PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode III – Our Mission

PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode III – Our Mission

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.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Education Day: “East Meets East”

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Education Day: “East Meets East”

“East Meets East” is the theme for St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s annual Orthodox Education Day on October 3, 2015. The seminary’s annual open house and fall festival will celebrate the relationship between the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox churches, and explore the history of their dialogue. Renowned author and scholar The...

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Daily Devotion: Needs and Wants

Daily Devotion: Needs and Wants

But the Lord answered her “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful; Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10: 41-42 Good morning Prayer Team! I want to stay for one more day on the...

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NY Times – Church, Rising at Trade Center Site, Will Glow Where Darkness Fell

NY Times – Church, Rising at Trade Center Site, Will Glow Where Darkness Fell

The New York Times featured a fascinating article on a Church rising at the World Trade Center, the site of the tragic event of 9/11 where heartless terrorists took the lives of thousands and wounded the hearts of millions worldwide. “For those who know the trade center’s history, however, there is...

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