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Join Webinar hosted Media conference with Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Director: Holy and Great Council TODAY

WHO: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, director, Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office for the Holy and Great Council WHAT: Webinar-hosted media conference on…

Jun 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

I Am with You Always!

“And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”   Matthew 28:20  Wednesday after the Ascension   Good morning Prayer Team! Before Christ,…

Jun 15, 2016
Orthodox News

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Faculty Statement on the Holy and Great Council

The Faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology fully supports the coming Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to be held at the Orthodox…

Jun 14, 2016
Orthodox News

Holy and Great Council

The Council will take place after over 1000 years of not meeting and over 50 years of planning, studying and praying.  This meeting is an event which…

Jun 14, 2016
Orthodox News

Many Members, One Body

When family members have been isolated for a long time – in the case of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches, for entire centuries – it is natural for…

Jun 14, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Most Important Thing in Life Is the Only Non-Seasonal Thing We Do

Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven….

Jun 14, 2016
The Sounding

The Intersection of Art and Faith

As a Christian and a creative individual, art takes on a different meaning. As opposed to a hobby or a means of self-expression, creativity is deeply rooted…

Jun 14, 2016
Orthodox News

MANY MEMBERS, ONE BODY

We are called to pray and support our Church fathers as they gather for the historic Holy and Great Council this week. Please note that the Ecumenical…

Jun 13, 2016
Orthodox News

His Eminence, Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Atlanta on the events in Orlando

June 13, 2016 Beloved in the Lord, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 It is with…

Jun 13, 2016
Orthodox News

Over 1,000 Orthodox Scholars Urge the Council to be Held in June 2016

In a few short days, the Holy and Great Council is scheduled to take place. Among announcements that some Primates are not planning to attend, an open…

Jun 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

John’s End—The Purpose of the “Book”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus…

Jun 13, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity Despite Tough Conditions

Messaging Committee Convenes in Communion Kolymvari, Crete, Greece– The budding fruits of the upcoming Holy and Great Council began forming when…

Jun 12, 2016