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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

As pro-life activists in the United States, including Orthodox clergy, demonstrated against abortion in the United States, the Patriarch of Moscow also…

Jan 26, 2015
Orthodox News

Archons of South Florida to Host Religious Freedom Events

Regional Commander John Scurtis reports the Archons of South Florida will be hosting several religious freedom events, including: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015…

Jan 26, 2015
The Sounding

You Were Presented in the Temple

On February 2, our Orthodox Church celebrates a beautiful moment in the life of Christ – The Presentation of Christ at the Temple. According to the Jewish…

Jan 26, 2015
Orthodox News

Ionian Village Announces Summer 2015 Financial Aid Travel Grants

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s summer travel program to Greece, Ionian Village, announces the continuation of the FAITH:…

Jan 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

January 21, 2015 (DECR) – The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’…

Jan 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Man Who Murdered Orthodox Priest Being Considered for Parole in California

Edward Lee Bowman brutally murdered Father John Karastamatis, an Orthodox priest, at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Cruz, California in 1985….

Jan 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

“Leviathan,” a Russian film which is a modern-day retelling of the story of Job, has received international critical acclaim, winning the Golden…

Jan 23, 2015
The Sounding

A Light Shining in the Darkness

One of the greatest neglects of those who defend the Sanctity of Life from its most rudimentary beginning to natural death is putting that belief into…

Jan 22, 2015
Orthodox News

First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

A recently developed technique is uncovering many previously unknown ancient documents, from copies of Homer and personal letters to writings of the New…

Jan 22, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

CATHOLIC SAN FANCISCO — Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace by Valerie Schmalz “Christians are being persecuted and killed in countries…

Jan 22, 2015
Orthodox News

Russia’s Orthodox Church Unveils Its Own Financial System

THE TABLET – Russia’s Orthodox Church unveils its own financial system by  Jonathan Luxmoore Russia’s Orthodox Church has unveiled a new “Orthodox…

Jan 22, 2015
The Sounding

See One of Serbia’s Most Beautiful Monasteries from the Sky

You may be familiar with the Serbian monastery called Sopoćani, but I guarantee you have never seen it like this. In this short video, a professional…

Jan 22, 2015

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