Putting Our Passion Toward Orthodox Ministries

Putting Our Passion Toward Orthodox Ministries

This election has been heated and stressful to say the least, a constant barrage of information and ideas and oppositions. It has also been a powerful illustration, proof of our insatiable desire as human beings to connect with one another and share our passions. During this political season, many take...

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Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei

Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei

The Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) recently announced the Consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) as Bishop of Sacramento is scheduled to take place at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, November 6, 2016, the Cathedral’s Feast Day — the...

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A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

  Are you familiar with St. John, one of Orthodoxy’s modern saints? Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker (1896-1966), was a diocesan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) and served widely from China to France to the United States.  He was just recognized as...

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Chicago Area Philoptochos Sews Dresses for Girls Around the World

Chicago Area Philoptochos Sews Dresses for Girls Around the World

CHICAGO, IL: St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 South Ashland Avenue in Chicago, hosted the 4th Annual Philoptochos “Dress a Girl around the World” Sew-A-Thon this past Saturday, October 15. Over 40 Philoptochos members from throughout the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago assisted in making and shipping dresses to girls...

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“But who do you say that I am?”

“But who do you say that I am?”

Listen to the Daily Reading for October 17, 2016, Hosea the Prophet. St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 9:18-33 BRETHREN, God has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens the heart of whomever he wills. You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who...

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Christian Rights & Freedom Institute Announces 2016-2017 Season

Christian Rights & Freedom Institute Announces 2016-2017 Season

Preserving Religious Freedom in a Fractured World  The Christian Rights and Freedom Institute has recently announced its exceptional 2016-2017 program.  The important theme for its 2016 / 2017 season, ‘Defending Religious Freedom in a Fractured World’, is kicked off with the showing of the movie, ‘OBSESSION’ on Thursday, November 3...

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An Icon of Human Freedom (part 1)

An Icon of Human Freedom (part 1)

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia Am I not free? (1 Corinthians 9:1) God persuades, He does not compel; for violence is foreign to Him. (Epistle to Diognetus VII, 4) What Shall We Offer?  In an Orthodox hymn used at Vespers on Christmas Eve, the Virgin Mary is seen as the...

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Social Networks and Kids Part 2

Social Networks and Kids Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part article on Social Networks and Kids originally posted on Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Social Network Privacy Settings Anything...

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