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Panagitsa Tribute

Thousands watched in shock as video coverage spread through the internet of the fire that consumed the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Montreal,…

Apr 22, 2015
The Sounding

A Prom Memory

When I was in high school, I went to prom twice. Senior year, I went with my hilarious, charismatic Big Crush. He chose a moment to ask me when I happened…

Apr 21, 2015
The Sounding

On Christ’s Resurrection

On Christ’s Resurrection When we celebrate the feast of Pascha, do we simply approach it as recollecting an event that happened 2000 years ago? Is it…

Apr 21, 2015
Orthodox News

Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkish officials continue to deny or play down the facts about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. At a recent Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at St. Peter’s…

Apr 20, 2015
The Sounding

Fast-Free Fridays Deserve Souvlaki!

Here is a recipe perfect for a Fast​-​Free Friday. After 7 weeks of fasting​,​ it’s nice to celebrate with this delicious grilled recipe….

Apr 18, 2015
Orthodox News

Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda in 2015

Can Orthodox weddings be celebrated on Saturdays? Are group confessions permissible? How are catechumens prepared for reception into the Church? The answers…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Will our children choose to live as Orthodox Christians? This is the most pressing question facing the Church today. Over the years, the conventional path…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

IOCC Assists Refugee Families Under Attack Near Damascus

April 16, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Last week’s attacks on Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp just outside of Damascus, Syria, has left nearly 20,000…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Let God Arise at Pascha Matins in Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN celebrated Pascha Matins at Midnight on the 12th of April. The video above is a recording of “Let…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Ministry Update

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Paschal Blessings from Archbishop Demetrios

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us forgive…

Apr 15, 2015