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IOCC Expands Effort to Address Malnutrition in Greece with Aid to Agriculture Cooperatives

IOCC EXPANDS EFFORT TO ADDRESS MALNUTRITION IN GREECE WITH AID TO AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVES The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. Announces Second $1 Million…

Feb 10, 2015
Orthodox News

Car Crashes into Orthodox Church, a Week after Congregation Moves to New Building

Recently, several churches in the United States have caught on fire or been damaged. Here’s an unusual report from Birmingham, Alabama. Car crashes…

Feb 10, 2015
The Sounding

The Priest-Martyr Haralambos

The committed priestly life is filled with deep responsibilities to God, to Church, to Society and Community, and to Family. The work of the Priest is…

Feb 10, 2015
Orthodox News

Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse

Do you know what to say to a woman you think is being abused or has confided in you that she is being abused? These questions and more will be answered…

Feb 10, 2015
The Sounding

Peace from Above

Each Sunday, at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, we pray for “peace from above, and the salvation of our souls.” But what exactly are we asking…

Feb 09, 2015
The Sounding

The Case for Infant Baptism

Christian baptism is about conversion, as a quick look at the Orthodox liturgical texts reveals. Questions are addressed to the candidate, requiring him…

Feb 09, 2015
The Sounding

On Domestic Missions

At the end of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Jesus Christ gives this final charge to the Apostles before His Ascension into heaven: “Go therefore…

Feb 06, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox Bishops’ Reflections on the March for Life

On January 21-22, 2015, a delegation representing the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America participated in the 42nd annual…

Feb 06, 2015
The Sounding

The Original Polar Bear Club

Just as the weather begins to get wintry in our area, I start to see signs advertising the chills and thrills of a Polar Bear Club Dive into the frosty…

Feb 06, 2015
Orthodox News

A Romanian Church Made Entirely of Ice

It’s become something of a tradition. For the last several years, Romanians in the remote Fagaras mountains have built a church entirely out of ice….

Feb 05, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox Publishers Join Forces

If two heads are better than one, then this merger will be fantastic! A recent press release announced that an agreement was made “to combine the intellectual,…

Feb 05, 2015
Orthodox News

4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS in Northern Iraq

Photo: Christian Nineveh Plain Province line up in Iraq. FACEBOOK / NINEVEH PLAIN PROVINCE NEWSWEEK: 4,000-Strong Christian Militia Formed to Fight ISIS…

Feb 05, 2015

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