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Orthodox News

The Star: Plaques Commemorate Canada’s Lesser-Known Internment Camps

By: Brian Platt Staff Reporter A priest lights incense before a small plaque on a wall in a downtown Toronto cathedral and sings a Ukrainian Orthodox hymn….

Sep 07, 2014
The Sounding

Secret Agents for Byzantium

Party like it’s 7523. That’s Etos Kosmou, time of the cosmos, on the Byzantine New Year, Sept. 1, also the start of the ecclesiastical year for the…

Sep 07, 2014
The Sounding

How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

“And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.”…

Sep 07, 2014
Orthodox News

September 7 Declared Assembly of Bishops Sunday

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7 as Assembly of Bishops Sunday and releases…

Sep 06, 2014
The Sounding

What is a saint?

All of us have heard of the saints. The names of nearly all of us are a saint’s name. We know about some popular saints, like St. George or St. Demetrios…

Sep 05, 2014
Orthodox News

SETimes: “Serbian True Orthodox” Splinter Group Training Kids in Weaponry

By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade — 18/08/14 A religion-based youth camp in a mountainous region of Serbia has drawn the…

Sep 05, 2014
The Sounding

What Does It Mean to Love God?

Yes, indeed, what does it mean to love God? We understand to love to mean many things. It is, in truth, as the poet says, “a many splendored thing.”…

Sep 04, 2014
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch to attend liturgy at historic Armenian church

(ARMENPRESS) — His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, will also attend the annual liturgy in St. Cross Armenian Church…

Sep 03, 2014
Orthodox News

BREAKING NEWS: OCN and Pemptousia Announce Strategic Partnership

ATHENS and FT LAUDERDALE (September 3, 2014) — On Wednesday, Pemptousia and the Orthodox Christian Network announced a strategic partnership to begin…

Sep 03, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Fill Your Head!

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

Sep 03, 2014
The Sounding

Did Jesus Ever Really Exist?

I used to be of the opinion that for really far-out whacky stuff, you couldn’t beat Jerry Springer. You all know Jerry Springer—he was the showman…

Sep 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Save the Date: New Live-Stream Bible Study Starts Tomorrow!

Welcome to our online Bible study!  Fr. Athanasios Haros, host of “Be Transfigured!”, will be leading us in “The Church of the Holy…

Sep 02, 2014
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