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Orthodox Seminary News

Orthodox Seminary sends theological books to Kenyan seminary

On July 6, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary sent $15,000 worth of theological books on a 7,000-mile journey to the Orthodox Patriarchal…

Jul 13, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: You are the light of the world!

Have you ever searched for lightning bugs? On a hot summer night, it’s easy to spot them, especially when it’s very dark outside. It’s hard for a…

Jul 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Bible—Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.  I Thessalonians 4:2   Good morning Prayer Team! One of the best acronyms I have…

Jul 13, 2016
Orthodox News

Repairs to Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity Reveal Mosaic of Angel

Hidden for centuries beneath layers of plaster, an angel made of mosaic tiles is being restored to its original glory.   PHOTOGRAPH BY NASSER NASSER,…

Jul 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed

All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.  II Timothy 3:16  …

Jul 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

Alone with God

And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.  Matthew 14:23   Good morning Prayer Team! Today I’m writing…

Jul 11, 2016
The Sounding

Father Paisios of the Holy Mountain

Arsenios Eznepidis was born to pious parents in the town of Farasa, Cappadocia of Asia Minor on July 25,1924. Arsenios’ name was given to him by…

Jul 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

For Peace in the Whole World

“The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for the Father…

Jul 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

For the Peace from Above

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17   Good morning Prayer Team! For…

Jul 09, 2016
The Prayer Team

Prayer is a Great Way to Express Freedom

Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God.  I Peter 2:16   Good morning Prayer Team! There…

Jul 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

Freedom Requires Work

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another.  Galatians…

Jul 07, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Seek first the kingdom of God

Have you heard anybody say, “That’s icing on the cake!”? It means something extra, on top of something already good. Cake is good, of course, but…

Jul 07, 2016