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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
Orthodox News

NewsNow: Romanian Christians Facing Persecution in California

By Charlie Butts Romanian Christians are familiar with persecution in their home country but they didn’t expect to encounter it in America. The Holy…

Sep 02, 2014
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch Declares Day of Prayer for the Environment

Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year Prot. No. 907 + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical…

Sep 02, 2014
Orthodox News

World Bulletin: Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek Orthodox school may reopen

(World Bulletin / News Desk) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the Halki seminary could be opened, but simultaneous steps should…

Sep 02, 2014
The Sounding

Even Ascetics Need Community

They said of an old man that he went on fasting for seventy weeks, eating a meal only once a week. He asked of God the meaning of a text of the Holy Scriptures…

Sep 02, 2014
The Sounding

Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

As I’ve written before, I have quite recently and for a few years now been struggling through the depression of a loved one. Robin Williams’…

Sep 02, 2014
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