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The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Don’t bury your gifts!

Do you have a piggy bank? Or maybe just a purse or a wallet? You don’t keep your money in the dirt, do you? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear a story…

Feb 03, 2016
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

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
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, February 3: Talk and Listen

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in…

Feb 03, 2016
Orthodox News

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
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, February 2: Get an Image of Christ in Your Mind

I am the good shepherd; I know My own and My own know Me, as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.  John 10:…

Feb 02, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Students from Thessaloniki Visit Hellenic College Holy Cross

    Students from Peiramatiko-Thessaloniki High School Visit HCHC Seventeen high school students and two teacher-chaperones from the Peiramatiko-Thessaloniki…

Feb 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, February 1: Make Sacred Time

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1   Good morning Prayer Team! Did you know that the average…

Feb 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 31: Peace be with You All

Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment…

Jan 31, 2016
Orthodox News

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
Orthodox News

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
The Sounding

Orthodox and Single

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I found a most intriguing post. Several of my clergy friends liked and commented on a new online dating…

Jan 30, 2016
The Sounding

Nostalgia

  …a poetic rendering (of the original Greek) by Christodoulos, priest-monk   Where, O where are the blessed good old days, when life was…

Jan 30, 2016