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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
The Sounding

‘Come Receive the Light’ Chanted in Many Languages

In the Paschal Vigil, there is a dramatic moment when the faithful wait in darkness for the Paschal Light to emerge. As soon as it does, a famous hymn…

Apr 11, 2015
The Sounding

The Lamentations as Chanted by the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir

Check out this great recording of the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir, performing “The Lord’s Lamentations,” one of the most solemn…

Apr 10, 2015
The Sounding

Arabic Orthodox Choir Chants Famous Hymn for Holy Friday

Some of the most beloved hymns of Great and Holy Friday take places during the “Unnailing” Great Vespers, where the body of Jesus is taken…

Apr 10, 2015
The Sounding

Good Friday in the Holy Sepulchre during the Middle Ages

Cappella Romana (http://www.cappellaromana.org/) is a well known vocal ensemble, which often performs sacred music from the Middle Ages, based on extensive…

Apr 10, 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 10, 2015
The Sounding

Holy Tuesday

I did something luxurious tonight: I went to Bridegroom Orthos. Alone. I’m going to say right here and now lest anyone think I’m complaining,…

Apr 09, 2015
The Sounding

See the Miracle of the Holy Fire

Although I am in Boston finishing a very blessed Lenten book tour with Christina books, my eyes are turned to Jerusalem, and my heart is in my husband’s…

Apr 09, 2015
Orthodox News

Deleting Our Orthodoxy

Meet Abbot Tryphon – you may know him from his popular blog, ‘The Morning Offering’, or perhaps you’ve read one of his many books or follow him…

Apr 08, 2015
The Children's Word

Come, Receive the Light

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

Apr 08, 2015
The Sounding

Virtual Choir of 90 Voices Sings Paschal Communion Hymn

Last year, a group called AXIOS Music initiated an outstanding video project. Ninety choir members from 40 different Greek Orthodox churches in the United…

Apr 08, 2015
Orthodox News

Christian Persecution – How to Petition Officials Who Have the Ability to Influence Public Policy 

Like many Orthodox Christians, you may be wondering about how to understand Christian Persecution and how to get involved. “The public is oblivious to…

Apr 07, 2015