Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 2:  A Brief History of Time

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 2: A Brief History of Time

With Apologies to Stephen Hawking for the borrowed phrase, we now dive into what the Divine Liturgy is about, starting at the very beginning. The first declaration is the Priest’s intonation: “Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” We’ll stop here because this...

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Then who can be saved?

Then who can be saved?

Listen to the Daily Reading for November 23, 2016, St. Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 2:1-8 BRETHREN, you yourselves know that our visit to you was not in vain; but though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our...

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His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Impressed During Visits to HCHC

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Impressed During Visits to HCHC

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, and Chairman of the Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Board of Trustees engaged administration, faculty, and students during a regularly scheduled semester campus visit on November 16 and 17. Topics including curriculum development, academic programming, potential future institution initiatives,...

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Thanksgiving Explained

Thanksgiving Explained

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature inspirational writings that serve as reminders of ‘Sparks of Good’ and examples of God’s grace and all for whom we remain thankful.  ‘Lincoln and a Wartime Thanksgiving’, republished below with permission from the author, is a masterfully researched, beautiful article that reminds us, in the words of Abraham...

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The Elder of love, forgiveness and discernment

The Elder of love, forgiveness and discernment

Alexandros Christodoulou Elder Iakovos Tsalikis (5/11/1920-21/11/1991) Our age and today’s culture has, unfortunately moved away from the vision and pursuit of sanctity. The Orthodox faith is based on the presence of the saints. Without these, our Church is on the path towards secularization. Naturally, as we know from Scripture, God...

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A Thankful Heart Helps Us to See and Know God

A Thankful Heart Helps Us to See and Know God

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him, if you search after Him with all your heart and with all your soul.  Deuteronomy 4:29...

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