Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker

Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker

  There are some saints that I can relate to better than others.  Saint Spyridon is one of them.  Reading about his life and miracles has always had an impact on me. His prayers could start and stop the rain.  He once went to his daughter’s grave and asked her...

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One Man “Orthodox- Apella,” Tyler Mancuso, Sings Again

One Man “Orthodox- Apella,” Tyler Mancuso, Sings Again

You’ve seen his videos “The Virgin Cometh Today,”  “Bless The Lord,” even the Kontakion of St. Rapahael, on our Facebook page and website.  Tyler Mancuso, the self titled One Man Orthodox-Apella,” sings all the parts to Orthodox Hymns and pop songs.  He really is quite amazing! In his new video on YouTube,  “We Are...

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Sunday’s Sermon: Giving Thanks in All Circumstances 

Sunday’s Sermon: Giving Thanks in All Circumstances 

      “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   Listen to these words from Holy Scripture – the will of God for us is to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing and give to...

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The Pope’s Message to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on The Feastday of St. Andrew

The Pope’s Message to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on The Feastday of St. Andrew

The photo above was taken on the same day in 2014, just a year ago when Pope Francis visited His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on The Feastday of St. Andrew. This year, a delegation from the Vatican was led by Cardinal Kurt Koch to the Patriarchal Church of St George for the...

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Syrian Christian Town Becomes Frontline With Islamic State Group

Syrian Christian Town Becomes Frontline With Islamic State Group

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution. You have our resounding commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. It is said that the...

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LIVE Bible Study Guide – Session 38 – The Book of Acts

LIVE Bible Study Guide – Session 38 – The Book of Acts

LIVE STREAM Bible Study Guide The Book of Acts 17.1 – 15 – Homily 37 December 2, 2015 With Father Athanasios Haros Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. EST Watch LIVE Bible Study When: December 2, 2015 & Every Wednesdays at 7 p.m. EST What:  A Bible Study on the Book of Acts  Click...

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Monk Anatolios Kavsokalyvitis (1862-1938)

Monk Anatolios Kavsokalyvitis (1862-1938)

Monk Anatolios Kavsokalyvitis (1862-1938), who displayed happiness “like a child.” When we look to the Holy Mountain of Mount Athos in Greece, we often hope to have our minds and hearts graced with even a touch of the great wisdom that the monastic life produces. Yet, often times the most...

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Perfection or Suicide

Perfection or Suicide

Suicide, already a tough topic to discuss, and even harder to mention when one thinks about a youth taking their own life.  Parents are especially affected, and if the warning signs aren’t visible, the effects can be even more devastating to the entire family.  An article in the New York...

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The Metropolis of Chicago ‘Feed The Hungry’ Program

The Metropolis of Chicago ‘Feed The Hungry’ Program

On Thanksgiving day in Chicago this year, the Orthodox communities of Annunciation Cathedral and St. George came together to serve meals to the poor, homeless and lonely. Cooking took place all week, and many helped, including children and His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos. As always in this annual tradition, the invitation...

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Recognizing Annihilation of Middle East’s Christianity as Genocide

Recognizing Annihilation of Middle East’s Christianity as Genocide

During the recent Biannual Clergy Laity Assembly in Madison, Wisconsin, from November 14th – 18th, The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago agreed on a resolution asking the United Nations to recognize an official genocide of the Christian population in the Middle East. The Metropolis of Chicago, representing 59 churches and...

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Nativity Devotion, November 30: Salvation

Nativity Devotion, November 30: Salvation

    Why Do I Need a Savior?  “For to you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord”  Luke 2:11  Good morning Prayer Team! Are you saved?  We hear this question a lot in religious circles.  What does it mean for...

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