New Resources for Churches and Disabled Faithful

New Resources for Churches and Disabled Faithful

Faithtree Resources is thrilled to introduce our newest division called Removing Barriers, created to actively promote an Orthodox worldview on disability. Removing Barriers is designed to educate, equip, mentor and train Orthodox Christian clergy and churches to be effective and inclusive to all of God’s children, in all aspects of church life. Why? Here...

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St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Church, NYC- After the Fire.

St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Church, NYC- After the Fire.

On the evening of Holy Pascha fire ravaged through the St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, burning it to the ground. Listen as Emmy Louvaris speaks with Lydia Nikolic regarding the tragic event and how the community of 1,000 families is responding with courage and love. You...

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

There is not a single Orthodox Church that has not experienced its own martyrdom, nor is there a saint that has not passed through his or her furnace of sorrows, temptations or martyrdom.  In the 20th century, the Russian Church underwent its own harsh martyrdom. For seven decades an untold...

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This Week:  Holy and Great Council and International Conference on Digital Media

This Week: Holy and Great Council and International Conference on Digital Media

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines the week of Friday, June 10, 2016. • Holy and Great Council will take place as scheduled....

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China’s New Martyrs

China’s New Martyrs

11 June 1900: a day of Diocletian-like persecution against the numerous Christians of the vast land of China. A day of anger and fire and upheaval. The Boxer rebels vented their fury in particular against the Orthodox, who all together numbered no more than seven hundred, and struck at Christ’s “little...

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Protests the Reading of Koran in Hagia Sophia

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Protests the Reading of Koran in Hagia Sophia

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses its deepest regret for the unexpected and continuing daily reading of the Koran in Hagia Sophia. The United States, as well as Germany and Greece have already officially expressed very clear protests which emphasize verbatim: “We would encourage Turkey to preserve...

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Baptized by the Holy Spirit

Baptized by the Holy Spirit

“For John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 1:5  (Epistle read on Feast of Ascension)  Saturday after the Ascension    Good morning Prayer Team! For the next couple of reflections, we are going to be discussing baptism as well as...

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