In the Image of God

In the Image of God

This adorable 5-year-old is making the rounds on social media after his mom, Sarah Bromby, filmed his reaction to the news that she is pregnant. She offers her son the ultra-sound pictures, and the result is priceless (as is his British accent!). Although we may chuckle at his enthusiasm, we...

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The Dandelion Rebellion

The Dandelion Rebellion

I like dandelions. Dandelions are weeds, and I know that, but what is a weed, after all? A weed is something you didn’t plant and don’t want. By that definition, liverwurst is a weed. I don’t plant dandelions, but I do like them. They are so happy! They spring up...

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“But Nothing I Can Post!”

“But Nothing I Can Post!”

A friend wrote on Facebook recently, “There is so much going on in my life, but nothing I can post about!” Too true. Every moment, something is happening. Someone is speaking, thinking, fighting, playing, singing, crying, praying. All the someones in each someone’s life. My life is a crowd of...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 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: • Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Martyred in Libya. • Turkey Threatens Hagia Sophia in Response to Pope’s Comments....

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A Prom Memory

A Prom Memory

When I was in high school, I went to prom twice. Senior year, I went with my hilarious, charismatic Big Crush. He chose a moment to ask me when I happened to be standing under a blossoming cherry tree, in a drift of floating pink petals. Junior year, I went...

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Archbishop Dmitri and Friends, Singing in Church

Archbishop Dmitri and Friends, Singing in Church

On this first morning of Great Lent, we found a gift we want to share with you. If you click above, you can watch Archbishop Vladyka Dmitri singing with two little girls. The video was taken at St. Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas, TX, in March 2007, a few years before the...

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Tree Change Dolls – Why We Care

Tree Change Dolls – Why We Care

Four days ago, I discovered Tree Change Dolls. When I discovered them, the Facebook page had 23,000+ likes. I checked again at intervals, during the day, and every time, there were about 10,000 more likes. Today, four days later, there are 87,193. Tree Change Dolls are abandoned in thrift stores,...

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Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky, chairman of the Russian Club of Orthodox Philanthropists, told Izvestia that one of the first projects to be funded will be the story from the life...

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Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

We Orthodox become “vegetarian” at regular intervals all year long, so it might not be surprising that Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was just named the most “vegetarian friendly” capital in Africa! Read all about it! The most vegetarian-friendly capital in Africa by SUSAN WONG Ethiopia, the land of extraordinary and...

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Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker

Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker

Fear is a bad decision-maker. It’s powerful, plausible, and thoroughly unreliable. It’s as likely to lead you straight into the fire as it is to save your life. Fear is as physical and blinding as hunger – necessary for your survival in rare, simple instances, destructive in all others. The...

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What language did Jesus speak?

What language did Jesus speak?

During the recent Apostolic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the western media seemed to lose sight of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s role in this historic event. Instead, it focused on Pope Francis and political leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An article by Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou, “Pilgrimage or...

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Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Bargaining with God in prayer is such a common human behavior that it’s part of our culture. How many times have you seen a character in a movie, hands clasped, drenched in tears, promising, “God, if you will just , I promise you I’ll never [fill in...

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