The Power of Spiritual Poverty

The Power of Spiritual Poverty

Every Sunday we drive from Creston to Cranbrook to attend church, a drive taking anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half depending on the traffic and who’s driving. It can be a time of contemplation or one of evaluating the driving abilities of those around me. I’m...

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The Son of man came not to be served but to serve.

The Son of man came not to be served but to serve.

Listen to the Daily Reading for August 18, 2016. St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14:6-19 BRETHREN, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how shall I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? If even lifeless instruments, such as the...

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Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. America Needs More Monasteries When visitors describe their impression of Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, (Orthodox Church in America) two words are used most often:...

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A New Pan Orthodox Ministry for Young Adults

A New Pan Orthodox Ministry for Young Adults

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to announce a new partnership with Pan Orthodox United. Working together they hope to connect and inspire young people through Orthodoxy. In this video, Ray Banna with Pan Orthodox United describes a new ministry, Orthodox Voices of America, a.k.a. OVA. ABOUT PAN ORTHODOX UNITED...

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The Virgin Mary—Part Three

The Virgin Mary—Part Three

And His father and His mother marveled at what was said about Him;  and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against  (and a sword will pierce...

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