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Paschal Evangelism

In his second letter to Timothy, St. Paul instructed his spiritual son to do the work of an evangelist. What does that mean? Are we to stand on street…

Mar 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

While Christian martyrs in Syria, Libya, and Iraq continue to be in our prayers, let us also remember those in danger in other places. The Taliban is targeting…

Mar 16, 2015
The Sounding

St. Feofil

“Feofil breaks the rule and order. . . . No one knows where he might read his prayers. . .. He barely participates in the . . . liturgy . . . .. He stands…

Mar 16, 2015
The Sounding

Celebrate Pascha with Your Godchild

When you became a godparent, you assumed responsibility before God to bring the child up in the Orthodox faith. You pray for your godchildren, of course….

Mar 16, 2015
Orthodox News

On the New Martyrs of the Middle East: An Orthodox View

Bishop Thomas was asked dot offer a response to what is going on in the Middle East. Below is his response. Special thanks to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick…

Mar 13, 2015
Orthodox News

Fr. Matthew Baker: Our Next Great Voice

UNIVERSAL DESK: Terry Mattingly’s religion column for 3/10/15. As a high-school dropout, Matthew Baker worked the graveyard shift at a gas station…

Mar 11, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Who Comes First?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra…

Mar 11, 2015
Orthodox News

Events Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and Archbishop Iakovos in New York

As you know, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma. It also marks the 10th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Iakovos. To help commemorate…

Mar 11, 2015
Orthodox News

Exhausted Sudanese Refugees Struggle For Survival In New Land

March 9, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Thousands of South Sudanese families who fled the violence and bloodshed from their country’s civil war now face…

Mar 09, 2015
The Sounding

News from Missionaries in Albania

Dear Friends and Fellow Servants in the Lord, The Grace and Peace of Christ be with you always. After being in the mission field for 22 months, Albania…

Mar 09, 2015
The Sounding

What Are We Up Against Now and What Are We Doing? – Part 3 of 6

Body and Soul: Orthodox Christian Lent as a Self-Care Journey  As humans on earth, we struggle, but our God in heaven tells us how to be ready for spiritual…

Mar 09, 2015
Orthodox News

In Selma, a Day of Honor and Tribute to the Legacy of Struggle and Sacrifice, Equality and Freedom

SELMA, Ala. – Thousands of people attended the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 National Voting Rights Act and “Bloody Sunday,”…

Mar 09, 2015

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