Authority in Orthodox Christian Councils

Authority in Orthodox Christian Councils

BY WHAT AUTHORITY? CONCILIAR AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH by Gregory Tucker The long-awaited pan-Orthodox council will be upon us in a few short months. If all goes ahead as announced, representatives of each of the fourteen universally-recognized autocephalous Orthodox Churches will meet on the island of Crete for two weeks at the...

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Listen to the Daily Reading,  Saint Isidore of Pelusium

Listen to the Daily Reading,  Saint Isidore of Pelusium

Daily Reading for February 4, 2016 EPISTLE READING Saint James’ Universal Letter 1:19-27 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. My beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to...

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Political Correctness for Orthodox Christians

Political Correctness for Orthodox Christians

  Being PC… a Patient Christian, by Vicki Toppses A few weeks ago, the college in which I work was caught up in a fervor of contentiousness, just because we share the same name with another college, 1000 miles away. Calls, emails and angry threats poured in to our offices...

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Valuing Beauty in Orthodox Worship

Valuing Beauty in Orthodox Worship

Orthodox Christians, throughout their entire journey on earth, may attend thousands of church services and visit hundreds of different churches. The novelty of Orthodox ecclesiastical beauty may simply wear off after a certain number of visits or church services, but for those professionals who work to create Orthodox art and...

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The Children’s Word: Don’t bury your gifts!

The Children’s Word: Don’t bury your gifts!

Do you have a piggy bank? Or maybe just a purse or a wallet? You don’t keep your money in the dirt, do you? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear a story about how one man did just that—he buried his money in the ground! A rich man lent money to three of his...

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Another Milestone for Our National Shrine!

Another Milestone for Our National Shrine!

Learn about St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, New York. Inspired by the project to rebuild St. Nicholas Shrine, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature stories and news related to its progress. On September 11, 2001, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was crushed under the...

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Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon 2015

Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon 2015

The video features highlights from the 15th Bi-Anual Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon hosted by the National Philoptochos Society on October 31, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, Boston. Special guests included His Eminence Elder Archbishop Demetrios of America, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela. The...

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Fierce battles in southeast Turkey hedge in Christians

Fierce battles in southeast Turkey hedge in Christians

By World Watch Monitor February 1, 2016 One of the oldest churches in the world sustained damage last week in the intensified fighting between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatists. Rocket-propelled grenades destroyed a portion of the wall surrounding the Virgin Mary Church in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on...

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Daily Devotion, February 3: Talk and Listen

Daily Devotion, February 3: Talk and Listen

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake...

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