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Orthodox News

Georgian Patriarch Asks Media to Stop Traumatizing People with Bad News

At the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia addressed his flock with a Sunday sermon, singling out the journalists and “the…

Oct 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Virtual Tours of 28 Historic Polish Orthodox Churches

Grass is always greener, get to know yours! A new project Cerkiew.pl: „Puszcza Knyszyńska – Szlakiem Prawosławia” („Puszcza Knyszyńska- route…

Oct 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s…

Oct 03, 2014
Orthodox News

IOCC Book Distribution Promotes Learning To Underserved Youth In U.S.

Caption: Families and community leaders gather before St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska, as His Grace, Bishop David of the Orthodox…

Oct 03, 2014
The Sounding

A Reflection on a Reflection

I recall sitting down to write my An Orthodox Response to Beheading by Muslims, and as my re-inaugural piece for the Orthodox Christian Network (a number…

Oct 02, 2014
Featured, Orthodox News

Honoring Our Wounded Veterans at Warrior Games and Invictus Games

On September 28, the Warrior Games for our wounded veterans commenced in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, shared…

Oct 02, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Do You Have an Enemy?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, you…

Oct 01, 2014
Orthodox News

The Sounding Orthodox Blog Celebrates 40+ Writers!

As OCN begins celebrating its 20th Anniversary year of broadcasting, it also celebrates a milestone in the growth of one of its younger program offerings….

Oct 01, 2014
Orthodox News

Fire Destroys Orthodox Church in Palm Harbor, Florida

On behalf of my parish, Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Neo Martyrs of Lesbos Hellenic Orthodox Church of Palm Harbor, Florida, in the Metropolis…

Sep 30, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 4

According to St. Silouan, and our entire Orthodox tradition, spiritual life entails spiritual warfare. This is a primary point that we must fully acknowledge…

Sep 29, 2014
The Sounding

He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

I yelled ahead, asking for the time. Four-fifteen. We had been walking for two hours nonstop since the last break. Roughly six miles since we started today….

Sep 27, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 3

The broad appeal of the writings of Saint Silouan is based on a combination of other factors as well. The fact that he was uneducated and ‘almost illiterate,’…

Sep 26, 2014
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