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Relics of St. Seraphim Will Circle Earth in International Space Station

Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, famous Russian saint known for saying “Attain inner peace and thousands around you will be saved. ” will…

Sep 28, 2016

Forming and Preparing your Parish Stewardship Team

Just as the vine bears fruit only through its branches, so Jesus has chosen to work in the world through us. We are the members of His body – the branches…

Sep 27, 2016

Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia are expected to be present at the Enthronement of His Grace Bishop…

Sep 26, 2016

FEMA Hosts Webinar on Active Shooter Situations.

Church shootings aren’t common in the US but there is a rise of Christian persecution around the world and it seems important to start the dialogue of…

Sep 23, 2016

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing Set for December

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing/Dedication & IOCC Team Build Date Set  PERTH AMBOY, NJ — St. John’s Church is pleased to announce…

Sep 22, 2016

Orthodox Representation at Regional Scout Jamboree

Orthodox Scouting “Slays Dragons” at Regional Jamboree by Rev. Michael Johnson The summer before each national jamboree held by the Boy Scouts of America,…

Sep 22, 2016

Angels’ Organic Community Garden

A story about a community that thinks outside the box, but is still deep in tradition. The Parable of the Talents is read year after year, telling the…

Sep 22, 2016

Women’s Monastery is featured in the Frederick News-Post

There is a relatively new monastery for women in Maryland that was recently featured in the Frederick News-post. The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina is…

Sep 20, 2016

October 2 is OCF Sunday

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated Sunday, October 2 as Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Student Sunday. 2016…

Sep 15, 2016

Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme

The Antiochian Women are excited to announce the theme of our 2017 Project: “Strengthening the Ministries of our Church.” This theme is a distillation…

Sep 14, 2016

The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

September 14, 2016 We rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation. (Romans 5:11)   To the Most…

Sep 13, 2016

Why Orthodox Christian families homeschool their children

As the school year is set in motion, many parents are questioning the public school system for their children. Is “teaching to the test” working? Is…

Sep 11, 2016