Family Honors St. Katherine with a Chapel

Family Honors St. Katherine with a Chapel

There is a long tradition of building chapels or shrines on personal property. The European landscapes are peppered with chapel domes and crosses. In some instances, they are beacons of gratitude for a prayer answered. Other times they are built to honor a beloved saint. In this stunning video, Bishop...

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For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest

For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest

Listen to the Daily Reading for October 29, 2016, St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 15:58; 16:1-3 BRETHREN, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Now concerning the contribution for the saints: as I...

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City of Chicago Honors Greek Orthodox Metropolitan

City of Chicago Honors Greek Orthodox Metropolitan

City of Chicago Adds Honorary Title of “Metropolitan Iakovos Way” to Burton Place. CHICAGO, IL: The City Council has passed an ordinance officially adding the honorary title “Metropolitan Iakovos Way” to Burton Place in Downtown Chicago in recognition of Metropolitan Iakovos’ years of service to Chicago citizens. This recognition, a...

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The Consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

The Consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

Below is the full schedule of the consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg). The “Rite of Nomination” takes place before the eminent and right-reverend bishops who will participate in the consecration, and in the presence of the assembled congregation. A significant portion of the rite includes a homiliy composed...

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Preparing for the Unexpected in Life

Preparing for the Unexpected in Life

Have you or someone you know experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death? In her book, Naming the Child: Hope-Filled Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, Matushka Jenny Schroedel speaks with Fr. Chris about grief and loss concerning the death of a baby. Her book, Naming the Child: Hope-Filled...

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OCMC News – 2017 OCMC Mission Teams Now Available!

OCMC News – 2017 OCMC Mission Teams Now Available!

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center needs your talents and gifts in 2017 in the mission field. If you’ve been wondering how you can serve the Church, an OCMC short-term mission team is a fantastic way to get involved. In 2017, OCMC teams will help strengthen the faith of young adults...

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Encouraging Peace

Encouraging Peace

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Be at peace among yourselves.  I Thessalonians 5:13   Good morning Prayer Team! Peace means absence of conflict.  However, to have peace does not mean there will never be conflict.  To have peace means that there is a desire to work through conflict when it arises. To...

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British testimony concerning the miracle of Our Lady in 1940

British testimony concerning the miracle of Our Lady in 1940

Supernatural Assistance (Michael Palairet, British Ambassador to Greece at the time of the war, in 1940) No. 306 From the British Embassy, Athens December 9, 1940. Dear Sir, In my letter No. 293 of 23 November, I mentioned the widely-held belief that the Greek Army enjoys the protection of Our...

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Faith and Fantasy: Exploring Doxacon Seattle 2016

Faith and Fantasy: Exploring Doxacon Seattle 2016

If I asked you what Vespers and Harry Potter have in common, you might wonder if that isn’t a “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” kind of question. Why would the Orthodox faith have anything at all in common with speculative fiction? In a word: Doxacon. It’s the...

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