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Orthodox News

Rival Christian Communities Agree to Save the Dilapidated Aedicule

JERUSALEM — It was a typical day at the shrine around what many believe is the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem’s Old City. A Greek Orthodox choir sang inside…

Apr 13, 2016
Orthodox News

The Silent Crisis of Childhood Hunger in America

Since 2007, family homelessness in the United States has skyrocketed by 20%. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, lack of affordable housing is…

Apr 13, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: When God says “no”

You’ve asked your parents for things, haven’t you? A snack, some water, some new shoes, permission to go to a friend’s house. You ask for things…

Apr 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

Even Christ Had Help Carrying His Cross

As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry His cross.  Matthew 27:32  (From the Sixth Gospel of…

Apr 13, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodoxy in Cuba

by George Zimmar, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  Published with permission.   Formerly atheist Cuba was the site of the recent two-hour private meeting of…

Apr 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

His Majesty King Abdullah has offered to use his own expenses to pay for the restoration of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem….

Apr 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

Stop Passing the Buck!

So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I…

Apr 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Motorcycle Association Raises Money for Camp Scholarships

GREEK AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION (GAMA) GATHER FOR BLESSING AND FUNDRAISER RIDE FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HOMER GLEN, IL: The Greek American Motorcycle…

Apr 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

What is Truth?

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who…

Apr 11, 2016
The Sounding

The Cobbler’s Repairs and Lent

I received a pair of gray and black patent leather cowboy boots for my fortieth birthday. They were a gift from my mother-in-law. She thought cowboy boots…

Apr 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

My Kingdom Is Not of This World

Jesus answered, “My kingship is not of this world; if My kingship were of this world, My servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the…

Apr 10, 2016
The Sounding

Happy Easter?

I’ve read that the devil’s greatest weapon is to convince us that he doesn’t exist. But when I see the fairy tales and cute images that have been…

Apr 09, 2016