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Orthodox News

Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was contacted by the Orthodox Church in hopes of collecting ancient manuscripts which were stolen from Kosintza…

Nov 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

GO DO IT!

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him.  Luke 22:43   Good morning Prayer Team! The night before…

Nov 14, 2016
The Prayer Team

Behold, I Approach Christ our King and God

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifte up; and His train filled the temple.  Above Him stood the Seraphim;…

Nov 14, 2016
The Prayer Team

I Believe, Lord, and Confess

Martha said to Jesus, “Yes, Lord; I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, He who is coming into the world.”  John 11:27   Good morning…

Nov 14, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — Whatʼs So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 1: What Is Liturgy?

In the Orthodox Christian Church, there are a good number of things you will see and experience no matter where you go in the world, be it Eastern Europe,…

Nov 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Importance of Today

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24   Good morning Prayer Team! One of…

Nov 11, 2016
Orthodox News

Ways to Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday With the holidays on the horizon, it’s a busy season for churches. Your leadership and staff are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

Nov 10, 2016
Orthodox News

Plan of Action, Part II

Implementing the Plan  Teach that Stewardship is a spiritual expression of faith. Develop a culture of a Parish that emulates the kingdom of God overflowing…

Nov 10, 2016
The Children's Word

The Church is a Hospital!

Have you ever been to a hospital? Well, probably you have, as a newborn baby. But maybe you broke your arm or maybe you were sick another time. When you’re…

Nov 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

Back to the Beginning

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  I Thessalonians 5:11   Good morning Prayer…

Nov 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

We’re Supposed to Be Satisfied with How Much?

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Jesus said “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness…

Nov 09, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Celebrating the Archangel Michael, The Defender of the Faith

My father, Michael John Jamis, has been passed almost 20 years. Many people called him Mike or Big Mike, due to his height of 6 feet, four inches. My father…

Nov 08, 2016