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Orthodox Monasteries in America

Have you ever wanted to visit a monastery but didn’t know what to expect or where to go?  With nearly 80 Orthodox monasteries in America, there is a…

Feb 12, 2016

Remembering the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is when we remember romance, love and fidelity.   Ironically, Saint Valentine wasn’t known for his smooth moves of…

Feb 12, 2016

NEW Center for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture

Are you interested in studying Orthodoxy but not interested in attending a seminary?  Eastern University has just announced that students can take a minor…

Feb 12, 2016

St. Herman Orthodox Youth Conference

HERMAN CONFERENCE 2015 Recently 32 young people attended the annual St. Herman Youth Conference near Dallas, Texas, hosted by the ROCOR Youth Committee…

Feb 11, 2016

Bishop Demetrios is Taking a Stand for “Responsibility to Protect”

  This column was written in December of 2015 by His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago,…

Feb 09, 2016

“Spirit of Gold” Exhibition by Thomas Xenakis in Washington D.C.

The exhibition “Spirit of Gold” by Thomas Xenakis was inaugurated on February 3rd, at the Embassy of Greece in Washington D.C., by the Ambassador…

Feb 09, 2016

Office of Institutional Chaplains

  Have you thought about being involved in ministry?   The Office of Institutional Chaplains, under the Orthodox Church of America, might be what…

Feb 04, 2016

Fierce battles in southeast Turkey hedge in Christians

By World Watch Monitor February 1, 2016 One of the oldest churches in the world sustained damage last week in the intensified fighting between the Turkish…

Feb 03, 2016

Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium being Hosted in June 2016

For almost all Orthodox Christians, the most nostalgic part of being Orthodox is the absolutely stunning hymnography of the Church. Much of the ancient…

Feb 02, 2016

A New Home for Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene

Palm Harbor Greek Orthodox church destroyed in fire to rebuild  PALM HARBOR, Fla. Shovels will hit the ground in the rebuilding of St. Raphael, Nicholas…

Jan 30, 2016

Conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Church

  SYNAXIS OF THE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES Chambésy, 21-28, 2016 COMMUNIQUÉ At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew,…

Jan 30, 2016

Church and Frescoes Revealed Underneath Turkey

NEVŞEHİR, Anadolu Agency-  Recently, the Hurriyet Daily News reported that archeologists in Turkey have exposed another historical church that has been…

Jan 26, 2016