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Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches  Since the celebration of the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, two Orthodox churches have suffered devastating…

Apr 14, 2015
The Sounding

A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

​Christ is Risen! “A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat” is a short documentary about a retreat experience like none other. Four years…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

Why We Must Pray for Myriam

Myriam is a 10 year old who fully understands Christianity …. Essam Nagy, is the presenter of one of SAT-7 KIDS’ most popular programs called ‘Why…

Apr 13, 2015
The Sounding

Divisions That Shouldn’t Divide Us

History is filled with divisions that have fractured Christianity (and other religions, for that matter) into a multitude of sects. Some of these divisions…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

After the Crucifixion Comes the Resurrection

2015 Paschal Message of the National Commander As we Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior when He trampled down death and rose…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

Are We Irrelevant Christians?

This past week, the Washington Post wrote of Pope Francis’s remarks highlighting whether the world has ‘looked the other way’ while Christians…

Apr 13, 2015
The Sounding

Flash Mob in Beirut Mall Sings ‘Christ is Risen!’

You may have heard of teenagers organizing flash mobs or PR firms using them to build brand awareness for clients. But what about storming the public…

Apr 12, 2015
The Sounding

Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Have you seen the video embedded above? It’s a joyous and beautiful rendition of a famous folk song by St. Nikolaj Velimirović, a well known recent…

Apr 12, 2015
The Sounding

“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Although there are many beautiful and popular hymns from Pascha, none is as well known as “Christ is risen,”…

Apr 12, 2015
Orthodox News

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace…

Apr 12, 2015
The Sounding

It is the Day of Resurrection! The Paschal Canon in Many Languages and Melodies

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Orthodox Christians are currently celebrating the most sacred and joyous feast of the year: Pascha. You can catch a…

Apr 12, 2015
Orthodox News

2015 Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

In the video above, his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios delivers his paschal message for 2015. Below, you can watch his paschal message in Greek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct86Mh1vtn4&feature=youtu.be…

Apr 11, 2015