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Orthodox News

Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity Despite Tough Conditions

Messaging Committee Convenes in Communion Kolymvari, Crete, Greece– The budding fruits of the upcoming Holy and Great Council began forming when…

Jun 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

Alive to God in Christ Jesus

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?  We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into…

Jun 12, 2016
The Sounding

A Holy Space in the Home

Recently, we had some couples over for dinner. It was bitterly cold out, so I had them put their bulky coats and purses on my bed. My bedroom is, to me,…

Jun 12, 2016
Orthodox News

New Resources for Churches and Disabled Faithful

Faithtree Resources is thrilled to introduce our newest division called Removing Barriers, created to actively promote an Orthodox worldview on disability. Removing…

Jun 11, 2016
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Protests the Reading of Koran in Hagia Sophia

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses its deepest regret for the unexpected and continuing daily reading of the Koran in Hagia…

Jun 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

Baptized by the Holy Spirit

“For John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 1:5  (Epistle read on Feast of Ascension) …

Jun 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

So, What Now?!

  And while staying with them He charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which He said, “You heard…

Jun 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

He Ascended in Glory

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.  Mark 16:19   But you shall receive…

Jun 09, 2016
The Sounding

Musings of a Grateful Convert– Things That Don’t Matter Anymore, Episode 2: Epistemological Consternations

In our second installment of this series, I am addressing a topic that is near and dear to certain of us Western-Civilization-dwellers who are given to…

Jun 08, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Pray for the Church!

Do your parents ever go to meetings?  Sometimes you might wonder what they do at all these meetings. Well, usually they probably meet with other people…

Jun 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

Recruiting Others is Part of the Deal

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing…

Jun 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

He Works With Us Even When We Doubt

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. …

Jun 07, 2016