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Orthodox News

Site of Jesus’ Baptism to be Cleared of Mines, giving access to Orthodox Christians and other Christian Denominations

Under a new agreement between Israeli and Palestinian officials, the site of Jesus’ baptism is to be cleared of mines over the next two years, giving…

May 17, 2016
The Sounding

Pascha Recap from Orthodox Church in DC

Easter/Pascha was only a few weeks ago and for some, it may already be a distant memory.  But the Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha for forty days until Ascension,…

May 17, 2016
Orthodox News

Could Attending Church Services be the Key to a Longer Life?

Attending religious service might nurture your physical health as well as your spiritual health.  A new study published by the American Medical Association…

May 17, 2016
Orthodox News

Panhellenic Motorcycle Association Holds Bike Blessing and Memorial Ride

MERRILLVILLE GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL HOSTED 2ND ANNUAL BIKE BLESSING AND MEMORIAL RIDE THAT INCLUDED A BICYCLE, BIG WHEEL AND SCOOTER BLESSING FOR KIDS….

May 17, 2016
The Prayer Team

There Will Still Be Moments of Confusion

That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that…

May 17, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Resurrection Didn’t Bring Joy to Everyone

While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.  And when they had assembled…

May 16, 2016
The Sounding

The Resurrection IS the Lord!  

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Christ is risen! Natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, not uncommon in our complex and fallen world, are simultaneously…

May 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

Mary Magdalene—Talk About a Turnaround

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of…

May 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

Being a Christian Requires a Soft Heart

And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid. …

May 14, 2016
The Prayer Team

Believing without Seeing—Our Greatest Challenge

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”  John 20:29  Friday of the…

May 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

Jesus is My ______ and My ______

Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said,…

May 12, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Sadness to joy

Have you ever visited the grave of a friend or a relative? Maybe you brought some flowers to put there, or maybe you visited to say a prayer. Today we…

May 11, 2016