Father Ioasaph and the Alaska Mission

Father Ioasaph and the Alaska Mission

  “We ate rotten three-year-old dried fish, to the last bit, although when we arrived here, fish were still running but not harvested.” The author of that sentence, Archimandrite Ioasaph Bolotov, was head of the first Christian missionary outreach to Alaska. Along with nine others, Father Ioasaph traveled overland from...

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My Encounter with St. John Chrysostom

My Encounter with St. John Chrysostom

  The first time I ever saw the holy relics of saints was at Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos.  It was after the evening service and the fathers had placed them reverently on a long table before the altar, and the pilgrims walked before each one.   Some of our group...

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The Lord of the Dance

The Lord of the Dance

  When my son Michael – who has special needs – is excited, or when he is trying to get a burp to come out, he does a little dance.  It’s not the kind of bouncing up and down dance that little toddlers do when they try to keep time...

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Clinical Pastoral Education Program

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Clinical Pastoral Education Program

 A recent Press Release from  St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. In a meeting with the Certification Commission on October 13, 2015, Fr. Adrian Budica, Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and Director of Field Education at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary(SVOTS), became certified as an...

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Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

  This article was recently published in Synaxis, a blog managed by the Office of Advancement at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary..   We have all seen and heard about this barbaric, horrific, and frightening terrorist action that took place in Paris on Friday. Three teams of men, disciplined in dealing...

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Watch Be the Bee – Episode 85 – Be The Sower

Watch Be the Bee – Episode 85 – Be The Sower

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Watch Be the Bee Episode #85 – Be The Sower You’ve probably heard the...

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Addiction

Addiction

Be Transfigured – Addiction The Church is filled with them; people who live sinful lives and then arrive Sunday morning acting like angels. It turns many people off from “religion” and even more from attending Church on Sunday mornings. It is common to hear the excuse, “I have no intention of...

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Nativity Devotion, November 17: Feeling God’s Presence

Nativity Devotion, November 17: Feeling God’s Presence

  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: Behold a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and His name shall be called Emmanuel, which means God with us. When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded...

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