Lenten Encyclical from Archbishop Demetrios

Lenten Encyclical from Archbishop Demetrios

  Holy and Great Lent   It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more…. Philippians 1:9                                     To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons...

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Fifteen Bean Soup for Crockpot

Fifteen Bean Soup for Crockpot

The fast is only a few days away and many of my friends and I are starting to panic about what we are going to serve our families.  Fasting doesn’t have to be complicated.  It shouldn’t be.  But we all have to eat, so I am sharing my “famous”  Fifteen...

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OCF Is Active in the Southeast.

OCF Is Active in the Southeast.

Remembering the North Carolina District Retreat By Gabriella Christy On the weekend of February 13, as president at North Carolina State University, I was lucky enough to host Fr. Anthony Salzman and Presbytera Christine from St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church of Athens, GA (OCF spiritual advisor for the southeast) Fr....

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Listen to the Daily Reading for the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

Listen to the Daily Reading for the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

March 9, 2016 Saint Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 12:1-10 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 1. Psalm 11.7,1 You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us. Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed. Brethren, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us...

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UN Commission on the Status of Women

UN Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will co-sponsor two events at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women:   Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and Child Soldiers: How ISIL is Exploiting the Conflict in the Middle East and March 15, 2016–Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and Child Soldiers: How...

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Father Stephen Powley to Speak at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC

Father Stephen Powley to Speak at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC will be hosting a Philoptochos Lenten Retreat March 14-15, 2016, featuring Father Stephen Powley.   Fr. Stephen Powley is the priest of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Pueblo, CO.   He served as a Prison Chaplain for almost 26 years until...

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Do You See God?

Do You See God?

Be Transfigured –Do You See God? When the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will judge not your actions, but whether or not see God in the least of His brothers. (Matthew 25.31-46) Our Lord makes it clear that when we are able to see God in every...

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US House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Bipartisan Resolution: “Genocide Being Waged Against Religious Minorities in Syria and Iraq”

US House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Bipartisan Resolution: “Genocide Being Waged Against Religious Minorities in Syria and Iraq”

Photo: U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee International Christian Concern, ICC, is a Washington DC based human rights organization that exists to help persecuted Christians worldwide.  ICC provides Awareness, Advocacy, and Assistance to the worldwide persecuted Church.  Inspired by ICC, OCN features their news and...

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Being a Good Friend

Being a Good Friend

And when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home.  And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and He was preaching the word to them.  And they came, bringing to Him...

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