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Orthodox News

Help FOCUS Reduce Childhood Hunger This Summer!

Childhood hunger is a “silent crisis” that affects every community in our country. There are 17 million children who live in food-insecure households,…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Back in Print

The second revised edition of the widely popular Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Bishops…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Christian Today Shares Petition by Orthodox Scholars

News of the Holy and Great Council is being covered throughout the globe and across multiple faith-based and secular news agencies. Thanks to the continued…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Christian Today Picks Up News on Holy and Great Council

News of the Holy and Great Council is being covered throughout the globe and across multiple faith-based and secular news agencies. Thanks to the continued…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Listen to Recorded Webinar Concerning the Holy and Great Council

On Wednesday, June 15, Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, director, Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office for the Holy and Great Council arranged for a Webinar…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Rev. Dr. Chryssavgis Addresses Process and Governance During the Holy and Great Council.

Watch as Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, author, theologian serving as Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and theological advisor to the Ecumenical…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Q & A : “Is there still hope…there is more than hope…there is prayer!”

Fr. John Chryssavgis addresses the issue of some of the Churches not attending the Holy and Great Synod a meeting that all agreed to attend and then at…

Jun 16, 2016
The Prayer Team

Don’t Just Stand Around

And while they were gazing into heaven as He went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking…

Jun 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Despite New Pullout by Russia, Orthodox Synod to Take Place as Scheduled

According to an article  in the Associated Press by Patrick Quinn and Derek Gatopoulos, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I  said the…

Jun 15, 2016
Orthodox News

Serbian Orthodox Church Will be Present at the Holy and Great Council

THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Syn. No. 840 15th June 2016 C O M M U N I Q U E In brotherly love, while with responsibility and…

Jun 15, 2016
Orthodox News

New Title From St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press

Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907) “St. Tikhon of Moscow is the father of the contemporary…

Jun 15, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: A Good Routine

Do you know what a routine is? It’s the way you do something, especially when it’s in a special order. You probably have a routine for how you get…

Jun 15, 2016