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The Prayer Team

The Passover in the Old and New Testaments

Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews…

Apr 18, 2016
The Sounding

The Elephant in the Ecumenical Room

Especially in advance of the much-anticipated Great and Holy Council scheduled for later this year, there has been much talk about the importance of our…

Apr 17, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

St. Tikhon’s Professor to Serve as Theological Consultant During Great and Holy Council

Christopher Veniamin, D.Phil. (Oxon.), a distinguished member of the faculty of St. Tikhon’s Seminary, has been appointed as a representative to…

Apr 17, 2016
The Prayer Team

What Would Your Last Words Be?

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the…

Apr 17, 2016
Orthodox News

STATEMENT by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

We Have Traveled Here to Look into Your Eyes Lesvos, April 16, 2016 Dearest brothers and sisters, Precious youth and children, We have traveled here to…

Apr 16, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Establishment of the Church

When Jesus saw His Mother, and the Disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the Disciple,…

Apr 16, 2016
Orthodox News

Marriage as a Path to Holiness Presentation

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH — Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at Saint Tikhons Seminary, South Canaan, PA will offer a presentation titled…

Apr 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

Salvation is Possible Until the Very Last Moment, But Don’t Wait

One of the criminals who were hanged railed at Him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do…

Apr 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Greatest Example of Forgiveness!

And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.  And Jesus…

Apr 14, 2016
The Sounding

The Pascha Basket

When I was a child, growing up in a secular home in Toronto, Ontario, I loved my Easter basket. It held that plastic fake grass in the pastel colours,…

Apr 13, 2016
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