The Christian and the World

The Christian and the World

Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos delivered the traditional Homily on Holy Thursday at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His sermon encapsulated the life of a Christian and a reminder that the practice of faith when limited to ritual piety are meaningless when not accompanied by acts of...

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The Hymn of Kassiani – The Third Bridegroom Service

The Hymn of Kassiani – The Third Bridegroom Service

Rev. George Dragas, professor at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary delivers a sermon on the women who anointed Christ, the Hymn of Kassiani and it’s meaning for us. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the...

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Diary of a Missionary – Holy Week in Aguacate

Diary of a Missionary – Holy Week in Aguacate

Jennifer Rice chronicles her life as a missionary in Aguacate, Guatemala where a thriving Orthodox community partakes in the Holy Week services and Pascha. Her work is made possible through the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCM). Should you be interested in learning more about missionary life and work, Jenifer can...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebrated Worldwide

Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebrated Worldwide

Why do we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy on the first Sunday of Lent, what are it’s implications for us today as it had for the 9th century Byzantine Empire? The defeat of Iconoclasm in 843 led to the veneration of icons, the restoration of Icons and the birth of...

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Remembering Fr. Andres Giron

Remembering Fr. Andres Giron

 Fr. Andres Giron is remembered today not only for the land reform movement he pioneered that provided marginalized Mayans in Guatemala with a livelihood, but for his own conversion to the Orthodox Christian faith that brought almost 200,000 Mayans to the faith in largest mass conversions of our times....

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Marching for the Sanctity of Life

Marching for the Sanctity of Life

Gathered together Orthodox Christians marched for the Sanctity of life.  OnSunday, January 21, 2018 was observed as “Sanctity of Life Sunday” in parishes across the United States.  The commemoration marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the US. Metropolitan Tikhon led the Orthodox...

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Orthodox News This Week:  Christians are the most persecuted, Church nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Daesh militants overtake church

Orthodox News This Week: Christians are the most persecuted, Church nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Daesh militants overtake church

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 some of the stories making headlines this week. New study finds Christians are the most persecuted group in the world Bulgarian Orthodox Church...

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Orthodox News Worldwide: Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma and more

Orthodox News Worldwide: Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma and more

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 some of the stories making headlines this week. Archbishop Iakovos: “Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma” Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos...

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Epiphany, Christmas, and the March for Life

Epiphany, Christmas, and the March for Life

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 some of the stories making headlines the week of January 13, 2017 * The Twelve days of Christmas conclude with Epiphany celebrations from...

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Codex 1424 is Returned, Chicago Archons and St. Nicholas Shrine

Codex 1424 is Returned, Chicago Archons and St. Nicholas Shrine

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 some of the stories making headlines Friday, December 9th, 2016 Ninth Century Greek Manuscript (Codex 1424) Returned during Magnificent Ceremony Chicago Area Archons...

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Dedication, Restoration and Release

Dedication, Restoration and Release

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 some of the stories making headlines the week of Friday, November 4th, 2016. * City of Chicago Honors Greek Orthodox Metropolitan *Christ’s Burial...

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Spreading the Gospel Across the Globe

Spreading the Gospel Across the Globe

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 some of the stories making headlines this week, Friday, October 28th, 2016. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Mourns the Passing of an Archon,...

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