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Orthodox News

Project Mexico Announces New Executive Director

Earlier this week, Project Mexico announced the appointment of James P. “JP” Andrews to the position of Executive Director. “JP, an attorney…

Sep 09, 2016
The Prayer Team

Fellowship with Others—Ministries and Small Groups

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,…

Sep 09, 2016
Orthodox News

ORPR Russian Orthodox Youth Camp Held its 56th Season this Summer

ORPR Russian Orthodox Youth Camp, under the auspices of The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, held its…

Sep 08, 2016
Orthodox News

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, Part II

AN INSPIRATIONAL BUDGET A budget is an expression of the vision of the parish – its priorities, concerns and plans for the future. Members who see a…

Sep 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

Confession As Encouragement

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that…

Sep 08, 2016
Orthodox News

Clergy Gather to Celebrate Name Day and Retirement for Archbishop Alypy

On Monday, August 16/29 and Tuesday, August 17/30, 2016 clergy from throughout the diocese and throughout the United States gathered in Des Plaines/Chicago,…

Sep 07, 2016
The Children's Word

God is on your side!

Have you ever been afraid of somebody who is really there to help you? Maybe you’ve been a little scared of talking to a teacher or going to the doctor….

Sep 07, 2016
Orthodox News

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, part I

STEWARDSHIP AND THE STEWARD Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life which acknowledges our responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship…

Sep 07, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Sacraments

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT He appointed the priests to their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the Lord.  II Chronicles 35:2  …

Sep 07, 2016
The Sounding

The Road Less Traveled: A Journey of Faith

To say I am a Cradle Orthodox is a bit of an understatement. In addition to being raised in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, Arkansas,…

Sep 06, 2016
Orthodox News

Metropolis Of San Francisco Hosts Youth Director Retreat 

Youth workers from the Metropolis of San Francisco gathered to share ideas, resources and challenges facing them in their ministry, and to also make plans…

Sep 06, 2016
The Prayer Team

Get the Full Experience

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord…

Sep 06, 2016