Orthodox in Cyprus Celebrate Epiphany in Occupied Territory

Orthodox in Cyprus Celebrate Epiphany in Occupied Territory

      It seems the day the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended as a dove, the borders opened as well! In an article on EURONEWS titled,  Cyprus: Famagusta hosts first Epiphany for 42 years, by Marios Ioannou, it has been reported that 1200 Orthodox faithful attended Epiphany celebrations...

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Epiphany Cross Dive Celebration in Turkey

Epiphany Cross Dive Celebration in Turkey

    In a time of great Christian persecution, here’s some good news! According to the Greek Reporter, in an article titled, First Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration in Izmir Since 1922, by Ioanna Zikakou , “For the first time since the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, a Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration is...

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Daily Reading for January 7, 2016, John the Baptist

Daily Reading for January 7, 2016, John the Baptist

    Acts of the Apostles 19:1-8 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Oh God, hear my cry. In those days, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to...

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Celebrate with Dolmathes

Celebrate with Dolmathes

    Today is Epiphany!  It is the day Christ revealed Himself as God and the Trinity was made manifest! Its importance is so great, Orthodox Christians celebrate the day with three of life’s sustenances: prayer, water and food.  We pray with the celebration of Divine Liturgy, bless water in...

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“Christian Unity on Matters of Religious Liberty – Being a Disciple of Christ in “Your Jerusalem” by Bill Marianes

“Christian Unity on Matters of Religious Liberty – Being a Disciple of Christ in “Your Jerusalem” by Bill Marianes

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 resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. “The Christian Rights & Freedom...

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Help from the Holy Spirit

Help from the Holy Spirit

Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to...

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Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

    Humility, Repentance, and Community: Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation In examining the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ baptism and the revelation of The Holy Trinity – Theophany – Two questions were prominent in my mind: What can we learn about Who God is and what He is like...

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Russian Christmas

Russian Christmas

    Merry Christmas!  No, I didn’t sleep in. A majority of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Gregorian Calendar, which is December 25th according to the Julian Calendar. I grew up trying to explain “Greek Easter,” (otherwise known as Orthodox Easter or...

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Nativity by Michael Aldashin

Nativity by Michael Aldashin

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! In honor of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrating Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, here is an lovely animation of the Nativity story by film maker Michael Aldashin*. In this short film, set to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, there are no...

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The Children’s Word: A Great Light

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started to make everything light, even before you could really see it. Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear about where...

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Nativity Devotion, January 6: The Manifestation of God

Nativity Devotion, January 6: The Manifestation of God

And when Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well...

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