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Orthodox News

PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

Once the world’s leading Eastern Orthodox seminary, Halki was closed by the Turkish government 43 years ago. The US and religious freedom activists…

Jan 30, 2015
Orthodox News

IOCC Delivers Winter Relief to Snowbound Syrian Refugees

January 30, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Snow and frigid cold blanket Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, where nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees living in vinyl tents…

Jan 30, 2015
Orthodox News

45 Churches Burned in Niger: Media Not Interested

Remember the outrage expressed around the world over the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo? Social media hummed, the world mourned, people marched and…

Jan 30, 2015
Orthodox News

14 Year Old Christian Girl Forced to Marry Jihadist, while 20 Captured Egyptian Christians Face Torture, Execution by ISIS

Horrors continue in the areas controled by the Islamic State. According to Christianity Daily: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured…

Jan 30, 2015
The Children's Word

Take Your Medicine!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra…

Jan 28, 2015
Orthodox News

New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic…

Jan 27, 2015
The Sounding

Man of Steel, Part 4: Messiah from Krypton?

Let it be known that at the time of this writing, I own no less than three Superman statues, about four or five coffee table books, and 300 Superman comics,…

Jan 27, 2015
The Sounding

When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

Recently, I ran across a compelling quote from the pen of St. John Chrysostom, which I believe is very telling of the spiritual poverty people experience…

Jan 26, 2015
Generation ICXC

What Does it Mean if a Loved One Visits in a Dream?

The ball is rolling! We have gotten several questions, more than I ever anticipated, and I will try to tackle them all. I selected a few to start us off…

Jan 26, 2015
The Sounding

Zacchaeus and the Salvation of Sinners

Zacchaeus lives in the Church, abiding as an image of us all. In some sense, everyone of us is Zacchaeus, for everyone of us is a sinner at heart. That…

Jan 26, 2015
The Sounding

The Reality of Demonic Possession

A great gulf separates those who read the Scriptures over the shoulders of the Fathers and those who read over the shoulders of modern secular academics….

Jan 26, 2015
Orthodox News

The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

Even as Christians flee Iraq and parts of Syria, or are killed, Christian leaders are looking for ways to remain in the birthplace of Christianity. The…

Jan 26, 2015

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