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A Christian City in Syria is Standing Up to ISIS

Editor’s Note: This article originally appears in Arabic here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Mhardeh…

Aug 16, 2014
The Sounding

8 Ways You Can Help Victims of Christian Genocide

Do you know what’s going in the Middle East right now? Ancient Christian communities are being driven from their homes, churches desecrated and destroyed,…

Aug 16, 2014
The Sounding

“A Great Sign” (Rev. 12:1): A Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos

Notes for a sermon delivered during Great Vespers, Dormition of the Theotokos, 2014   Today we celebrate a great and joyous solemnity: the falling…

Aug 15, 2014
Orthodox News

Sofia Globe: Fifth Century Basilica Discovered in Bulgaria’s Bourgas

Archaeologists working in the Kraimorie area of Bourgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast have found a Christian basilica said to date from the fifth century….

Aug 15, 2014
The Sounding

Piety and Reason Joined: Insights from St Gregory of Nyssa, Contra Eunomium, Book I

In his first book against the Arian heretic Eunomius of Cyzicus (d. 393), St Gregory of Nyssa (333-393) demonstrates a balanced appreciation for both the…

Aug 15, 2014
Orthodox News

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops: Where Did It Come From?

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released the above interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon. Metropolitan…

Aug 15, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodox College Students: Turning the World Upside Down

For forty days from the middle of August through the end of September, Orthodox Christians across the country focus on the lives of college students. As…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodox Time and the Last Weeks of the Old Year

Time seems to move slower for many in America in early to mid-August, traditionally a time of vacation or of a “re-set” before the start of the academic…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

Persecution of Christians: What You Should Know

The systematic persecution of Christians in Iraq is indicative of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East; cruel and barbaric. Like many minorities,…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

Living In an Auto-correcting World

Of late my computer has been helping me out with my bad spelling rather a lot. In particular, whenever I try to write to someone about the Orthodox Christian…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

How Do We Pray the Psalms?

How do we pray the Psalms? We should surely take our lead from the Holy Fathers of the Early Church and learn from their wisdom. Whilst researching the…

Aug 13, 2014
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch: Persecutions in Iraq Unjustifiable Before Both God and Humankind

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq The recent wave of violence against innocent families and…

Aug 13, 2014
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