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The Sounding

There Is Order Even Among Equals

News agencies, both secular and religious, have picked up coverage of the Holy and Great Council. One of the recent articles, Orthodox ‘Great Council’…

Jun 20, 2016
Orthodox News

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW During Pentecost Liturgy.

HOMILY BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS CHAIRMAN OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW AT THE CONCELEBRATION OF THE…

Jun 20, 2016
The Prayer Team

Life in the Early Church

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”  And Peter said…

Jun 20, 2016
The Sounding

Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

We all have one in our family. The loved one who drinks a little too much, gambles, or takes a few too many pain pills. These family members can be the…

Jun 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Little Pentecost at Every Liturgy

And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”  But…

Jun 19, 2016
The Sounding

A Love for the Ages

My inevitable physical end of life is not something upon which I dwell. I’d rather think of myself as being somewhere in my thirties despite the evidence…

Jun 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.  And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered,…

Jun 18, 2016
Orthodox News

Synaxis: primates acknowledge pain in absence of missing Churches

CRETE — Following a doxology and morning prayer service, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened the Synaxis (gathering) of the Primates…

Jun 17, 2016
Orthodox News

A Big Dream Begins with a Simple Construction

The faithful in Nyeri, a county in the Central Province of Kenya, were begging His Grace Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya to start an Orthodox…

Jun 17, 2016
Orthodox News

Holy and Great Council LIVE Streaming

  The following events will be available LIVE.   Please note that during other times there will not be a streaming.   (TIME ZONE CONVERTER) Daily…

Jun 17, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Holy Spirit Comes Down as Fire on All People

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it…

Jun 17, 2016
Orthodox News

Help FOCUS Reduce Childhood Hunger This Summer!

Childhood hunger is a “silent crisis” that affects every community in our country. There are 17 million children who live in food-insecure households,…

Jun 16, 2016