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Orthodox News

UUTISET: Russian Orthodox Church Cancels Lutheran Dialogue Over Gay Rights

The Russian Orthodox Church has cancelled an official doctrinal dialogue with the Finnish Lutheran Church over the Lutheran stance on homosexuality. The…

Sep 13, 2014
Orthodox News

President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

OCN received a copy of the above photograph today, after a team from OCN attended the IDC Summit in Washington, DC, this week. The accompanying letter…

Sep 13, 2014
The Sounding

O Paradox of Paradoxes! A Reflection on the Feast of the Holy Cross

Perhaps I am preaching to the choir when I say that the older I become, the more I come to see that our world is full of paradoxes. Contradictions of all…

Sep 13, 2014
Orthodox News

What Really Happened When Sen. Ted Cruz Addressed Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

The IDC Summit for Middle Eastern Christians, held in Washington, D.C. this week, had many important moments. The most frustrating of these was the keynote…

Sep 12, 2014
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: A Culture of Condemnation

We live in a culture of condemnation. We make ourselves champions of moral, political, and religious issues. We divide ourselves along political lines,…

Sep 12, 2014
The Sounding

What Happens When We Die?

There are many different answers to the question “What happens when we die?” Your doctor can describe in detail the physiological process of dying….

Sep 11, 2014
Orthodox News

Sen. Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle East Christian Summit

Seasoned Washington insiders say they’ve never seen anything like it. Sen. Ted Cruz, a high-profile speaker at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians…

Sep 11, 2014
Orthodox News

The Universal Exaltation of The Precious and Life-Giving Cross

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox…

Sep 10, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: What’s Missing?

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

Sep 10, 2014
The Sounding

When All Becomes Too Easy

There are many places in the world where the fear of not being able to make ends meet, leaving your family without food, shelter, and other means of subsistence,…

Sep 09, 2014
The Sounding

Historical Contradictions? Not So Fast

The Huffington Post, it seems, can always be relied upon to provide fodder for sceptics looking for a stick with which to beat the Christians. They are,…

Sep 09, 2014
Orthodox News

Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Middle East Christians

Historic Gathering Will Feature Patriarchs from Middle East, Lawmakers and International Human Rights Activists By Joseph Cella Washington– The deteriorating…

Sep 09, 2014
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