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The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Like Father, Like Son

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

May 20, 2015
Orthodox News

Balkans Still Recovering One Year After Catastrophic Floods

May 19, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — It’s been a difficult year since record rainfall drenched the Balkans last spring, unleashing the worst flooding…

May 20, 2015
Orthodox News

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorises the Ordination of Chinese Orthodox Priests on Its Territory

ASIA NEWS by Marta Allevato Moscow (AsiaNews) – In order to compensate for its isolation from the West over the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow has revived…

May 20, 2015
The Sounding

The Future of the Ancient Faith

The future of the ancient Christian Church depends on three things. First, that people experience the mystery of a sacramental life in Christ—that they…

May 18, 2015
The Sounding

Simply Surrender

I’ve never been great at taking it easy, slowing down, if you will. A true type A personality, I feel compelled to go, go, and go some more—whether…

May 18, 2015
The Sounding

From Hearsay to Social Media – A Tale of Rumor Spreading

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” – Socrates There is a story that circulates in Christian…

May 18, 2015
The Sounding

Jesus Hung Out with the Undesirables

A few years ago, I began to read the Orthodox Bible lesson on a daily basis. Over time, I realized how Jesus consistently chose the adulterous, physically…

May 15, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Preaching in Prison

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

May 13, 2015
The Sounding

Bestowing Life

“O Son of God, do a miracle for me and change my heart. Thy having taken flesh to redeem me was more difficult than to transform my wickedness.” (Irish,…

May 12, 2015
The Sounding

Welcome to the Orthodox Church: A Review

Every single Orthodox person knows that in order to become Orthodox, you don’t read about it. You live it. You attend the services, do the fasting, say…

May 12, 2015
Orthodox News

Archbishop Demetrios Presides over the Consecration of Saint Sophia Cathedral in the Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON – The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia in the Nation’s Capital was consecrated yesterday, Sunday, May 10, 2015, with His Eminence…

May 12, 2015
The Sounding

Relating the Body and Spirit: Ancient Prayer Today

By one’s choice for God, one wills for life instead of death. Death exists because mankind turned away from God. Death is not punishment from God;…

May 11, 2015

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