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The Prayer Team

The Virgin Mary—Part Two

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46   Good morning Prayer Team! After the Annunciation,…

Aug 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Video Series Part IV: The Blessings of Our Hierarchs

Inspired by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a sister ministry of OCN, OCN is proud to share their news and the work they do.  OCPM’s mission is…

Aug 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Virgin Mary-Part One

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38   Good morning Prayer Team! Today we celebrate…

Aug 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Bloodless Sacrifice and a Little Pentecost

Indeed, under the Law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.  Thus it was necessary…

Aug 14, 2016
Orthodox News

Romanian Monastery Church in Clinton, MI Burns

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America has posted the following press release: CLINTON, MI- With sadness, we report that around noon on Friday, August…

Aug 13, 2016
The Sounding

Orthodoxy: A Global Perspective

Heraclitus wrote that the only constant in the world is change. As a military spouse, I have been reminded of this several times when my husband and I…

Aug 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

We Offer the Gifts with Thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!  Give thanks to Him, bless His name! Psalm 100:4   Good morning Prayer Team! We praise…

Aug 13, 2016
Orthodox News

August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days…

Aug 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose Faith—Taking God at His Word: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part Ten

Trust in Him at all times, o people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.  Psalm 62:8   Good morning Prayer Team! Today’s reflection…

Aug 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Stewardship Coordinators Retreat To Be Held At Camp Nazareth – Sept. 16-18

JOHNSTOWN, PA  It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first…

Aug 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose Forgiveness—It’s the Only Way to Forge a Long Term Relationship: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstance—Part Nine

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked “Lord how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?  Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered,…

Aug 11, 2016
The Children's Word

More than you asked for!

Have you ever asked your mother or father for a present—maybe for your birthday or for Christmas? Did they give it to you? Did you even get something…

Aug 10, 2016