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St. Ephraim the Syrian: On the Night of the Nativity

As we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord, I’d like to share this beautiful poem by St. Ephraim the Syrian. ON THE NIGHT OF THE NATIVITY by St. Ephraim…

Dec 24, 2014

OCMC News – Dr. William Black: Newest OCMC Missionary Candidate to Kenya

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center is pleased to announce Dr. William Black as the latest candidate for long-term missionary service from the United…

Dec 23, 2014

Patriarch of Romania: 25 Years After the Revolution, What Have We Done with our Freedom?

December 17 marked the 25th anniversary of the Romanian revolt against Communist oppression. During church services commemorating the event, His Beatitude…

Dec 23, 2014

Nativity and Theophany Message from the Assembly Chairman

Be glad, you just, heavens rejoice, mountains leap for joy; Christ is born and the Virgin sits like the Cherubim throne carrying in her bosom God the Word…

Dec 23, 2014

Christmas Message from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

Each year at this season, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America share his thoughts and prayers with the faithful . You can watch the video above…

Dec 22, 2014

Wide-Ranging Interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate Published in English

Recently, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate published a translation of a wide-ranging interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate between a Turkish…

Dec 19, 2014

Metropolitan Methodios: Christmas Celebrates God’s Becoming Man to Restore Man to God

A Christmas Reflection by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Once again this Christmas we celebrate the birth of the only begotten Son and Logos…

Dec 17, 2014

Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom

You may feel that religious freedom is the result of democracy. Have you considered that the reverse may be true? Watch this short and powerful statement…

Dec 16, 2014

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia: Raise Children With Family Prayer

In a recent sermon, His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia emphasized the importance of attending church as a family and praying together every evening….

Dec 16, 2014

App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

Proposals to place an “Eye of Sauron” in the Moscow business district were scuttled after protests from various groups, including the Russian…

Dec 15, 2014

Four Principles from Patriarch Kirill on Islam, Western Immorality, and Interfaith Dialogue

In a recent meeting with one of Turkey’s most important Muslim leaders, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized four things. 1. The Moscow…

Dec 15, 2014

Every Five Minutes, a Christian Dies in the Middle East

Blanca Ruiz recently published a startlingly article, featuring a Greek Orthodox priest who lives in Nazareth. Madrid, Spain, Dec 12 (CNA/EWTN News) —…

Dec 12, 2014

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