The Morality of the Syrian Crisis

The Morality of the Syrian Crisis

Over the past two weeks, the name Aylan Kurdi has faded into the recesses of our minds. The image of the toddler’s body, washed up on the shores of Turkey, has faded to a recent memory.  His image was replaced with that of a Hungarian reporter deliberately tripping a refugee...

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Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

There are few photos that capture the human condition. The firefighters raising the American flag over the rubble of the World Trade Center, the man staring down the tanks at Tiananmen Square, man’s first step on the moon. These photos capture moments of hope, determination, and progress in human history....

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The Important Role of Godparents in the Life of Our Orthodox Babies

The Important Role of Godparents in the Life of Our Orthodox Babies

There is a scene from the original Super-Man movies where Jor-El, the father of Earth’s allegorical savior, says these final words before sending his son away from his doomed planet and to Earth. “You will travel far, my little Kal-El, but we will never leave you. Even in the face...

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The Orthodox Value of Justice

The Orthodox Value of Justice

We are born into an imperfect world, and being such, we become plagued with all that comes with it. As Baltimore and Missouri erupted in riots, as ISIS continues to terrorize the Levant region, as Boko Haram continues its kidnappings; we find ourselves seeking answers, hope, and resolution.  As Orthodox...

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The Two Genocides

The Two Genocides

There are always two genocides. The first is the physical act and the second is the denial.  One hundred years ago today, Turkish authorities, acting under the orders of the Turkish Minister of Interior, rounded up 250 Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople and moved them to detention centers in Ankara.  Eventually,...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

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 the stories making headlines this week: Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Pope Francis parallels the current persecution...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 28, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 28, 2014

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 shaping the Orthodox Community this week: • The Orthodox Community says goodbye to Father Thomas Hopko. • Seventy-two...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

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 shaping the Orthodox Community this week: • This past Sunday marks the mid-point of the Lenten Season, signaling the...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 13, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 13, 2015

Hello, I’m Fr. Christopher Metropulos with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Here are the headlines shaping the Orthodox Community this week. • Fifty years after Bloody Sunday, Archbishop Demetrios and national leaders converge on Selma,...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 6, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 6, 2015

Welcome “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. Here are the headlines shaping the Orthodox Community this week: • An Orthodox priest tragically dies, leaving behind a wife and six children. • The first...

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This Week in Orthodoxy: Special Lenten Edition

This Week in Orthodoxy: Special Lenten Edition

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. We have a special Lenten Edition of This Week in Orthodoxy. How do you turn the young Orthodox Christian on to the idea of Lent?...

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An Orthodox Journey through Time

An Orthodox Journey through Time

My curiosity began when I saw them every day as I drove to and from work. As I made my way through Chicago’s Greektown, I would see the maroon banners on the city’s street lights. The Icon of Saint George would stare at me, seeming to call me. “HEAVEN AND...

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