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The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: How Good is Your Excuse?

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

Dec 10, 2014
The Sounding

BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

“The Art of Eternity” is a series of three one-hour documentaries on Christian art. Hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and first broadcast on BBC…

Dec 10, 2014
Orthodox News

The Orthodox Church Has Stopped A Giant ‘Eye Of Sauron’ Being Built Over Moscow

Business Insider By Stefano Pozzebon The Russian Orthodox Church has succeeded in shutting down a giant “Eye of Sauron” installation on top of a Moscow…

Dec 10, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 1

About seven hundred years ago, St. Andrei Rublev or one of his disciples painted perhaps the most memorable and beautiful icon of the Nativity of Christ….

Dec 09, 2014
The Sounding

Beyond Ferguson

Imagine a scenario with me for a second: A 17-year-old black male is walking down the street in downtown Atlanta. He’s wearing a white t-shirt, baggy…

Dec 09, 2014
Orthodox News

TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

Turkey — Why is the Pope treated with admiration while the Ecumenical Patriarch is not? TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?…

Dec 09, 2014
Orthodox News

Georgian Patriarch: We Give Our Children Everything But Don’t Think About Teaching The True Religion

In a recent sermon preached at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, His Holiness Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, emphasized that only spiritual…

Dec 09, 2014
Orthodox News

New Head of Antiochian Church in America Enthroned; Antiochian Patriarch to Meet with Officials on Issues in Syria

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 The second largest Orthodox Christian Church in North America has a new leader, enthroned by the head of one of…

Dec 09, 2014
The Sounding

Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) is one of the best known Russian composers of the 20th century. His works, especially for piano and orchestra, are…

Dec 09, 2014
The Sounding

Christ is in Our Mists

As a graduate student specializing in western medieval mysticism, I became most interested in the fourteenth-century English visionary, Julian of Norwich….

Dec 08, 2014
Orthodox News

ANTIOCH PATRIARCHATE: Speech of His Beatitude John X at Enthronement

The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph took place at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. He was enthroned by…

Dec 08, 2014
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Kung Fu and the Way of the Ant

As was the case with many young men who grew up during the 80’s and 90’s, I went through a period of deep fascination with Kung-Fu movies.  There…

Dec 08, 2014
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