Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Have you seen the video embedded above? It’s a joyous and beautiful rendition of a famous folk song by St. Nikolaj Velimirović, a well known recent saint from Serbia, who also spent time in England and the United States. Here are the words: People rejoice, all nations listen: Christ God is...

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A Visual Tour of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary

A Visual Tour of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful conversations that strengthen us in our own faith and increase our ability to share it in meaningful ways with our fellow human beings. This is why...

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Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

​Guest host Seraphim Danckaert speaks with Samer Laham from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Syria regarding the joint effort of the Syrian Patriarchate and International Orthodox Christian Charities ​(IOCC​)​. With ​extensive experience ​in Syria, Mr. Laham is able to describe the current living conditions inside the country. ​These two organizations...

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Orthodox Christians in Humanitarian Work

Orthodox Christians in Humanitarian Work

How do Orthodox Christians participate in Humanitarian Work around the world? On May 7-8, the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese will answer this question during an academic conference on the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology campus in Brookline, MA.  We’ve asked  V. Rev. Dr....

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Three Lessons from Three Outstanding Orthodox Priests, Part 1

Three Lessons from Three Outstanding Orthodox Priests, Part 1

It seems as if we are losing so many outstanding Orthodox priests. Less than two months ago, a young priest with six children, Fr. Matthew Baker, died in a tragic car accident as he drove home from church in wintry weather. Weeks later, Fr. Thomas Hopko, dean emeritus of St....

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An Animated Version of Fr. Hopko’s 55 Maxims for Christian Living

An Animated Version of Fr. Hopko’s 55 Maxims for Christian Living

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko reposed in the Lord on March 18 of this year. He was an influential figure in American Orthodoxy, in part due to his long tenure at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and in part due to the popular nature of his lectures, talks, and writings. He spoke well and...

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“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Although there are many beautiful and popular hymns from Pascha, none is as well known as “Christ is risen,” which is chanted repeatedly and with great joy. “Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling upon death, and to those in the...

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It is the Day of Resurrection! The Paschal Canon in Many Languages and Melodies

It is the Day of Resurrection! The Paschal Canon in Many Languages and Melodies

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Orthodox Christians are currently celebrating the most sacred and joyous feast of the year: Pascha. You can catch a glimpse of how beautiful and diverse the Orthodox celebration of this feast is in the video embedded above. It features a famous hymn from...

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‘Come Receive the Light’ Chanted in Many Languages

‘Come Receive the Light’ Chanted in Many Languages

In the Paschal Vigil, there is a dramatic moment when the faithful wait in darkness for the Paschal Light to emerge. As soon as it does, a famous hymn is chanted: “Come Receive the Light, from the Unwaining Light, and Glorify Christ, Who is risen from the dead.” In the...

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The Lamentations as Chanted by the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir

The Lamentations as Chanted by the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir

Check out this great recording of the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir, performing “The Lord’s Lamentations,” one of the most solemn liturgical services of the year, celebrated in the evening on Great and Holy Friday. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+

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Arabic Orthodox Choir Chants Famous Hymn for Holy Friday

Arabic Orthodox Choir Chants Famous Hymn for Holy Friday

Some of the most beloved hymns of Great and Holy Friday take places during the “Unnailing” Great Vespers, where the body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross. Embedded above is an Arabic Orthodox choir chanting one of the famous hymns that serve as the spiritual soundtrack for the...

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Good Friday in the Holy Sepulchre during the Middle Ages

Good Friday in the Holy Sepulchre during the Middle Ages

Cappella Romana (http://www.cappellaromana.org/) is a well known vocal ensemble, which often performs sacred music from the Middle Ages, based on extensive research in original manuscripts from centuries ago. One of the group’s recent recordings “features Medieval Byzantine Chant composed for 8th- and 9th-century commemorations of Great and Holy Friday in...

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