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Orthodox News

Coptic Christians Understand the Power of Forgiveness

In truest response to tragedy,  Christians in Cairo are ready to forgive according to an article in The Christian Post titled, “Coptic Christians ‘Ready…

Dec 20, 2016
The Prayer Team

I Will Trust—Joseph

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.  When His…

Dec 20, 2016
The Sounding Blog

An Orthodox Education

“You sing this one.” The head chanter points at me. I’ve been at my parish assignment for a few months. At seminary, I’m taking my first semester…

Dec 19, 2016
Orthodox News

The Parish Stewardship Program – Forms

Note to Parish Stewardship Team: If an individual indicates an interest, it must be acknowledged. To solicit volunteers and ignore their offer of assistance…

Dec 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

I Will Do Whatever is Needed—Mary

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city…

Dec 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

Thanksgiving Prayers for the Divine Thanksgiving

Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!  II Corinthians 9:15   Good morning Prayer Team! We thank You, loving Master, benefactor of our souls, that…

Dec 18, 2016
The Prayer Team

Let’s Go Do It!

Then Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to Him, but they could not reach Him for the crowd.  And He was told “Your mother and Your brothers are standing…

Dec 17, 2016
The Prayer Team

Making Thanksgiving to God a Habit—The Ten Lepers

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was passing along between Samaria…

Dec 16, 2016
The Prayer Team

Thanksgiving Manifests Itself in Generosity

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying,…

Dec 15, 2016
Orthodox News

International Religious Freedom Act Passes Both Houses

12/14/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) is elated to announce that the Frank Wolf International…

Dec 14, 2016
The Children's Word

Call His name Jesus

Sometimes you might hear somebody say, “He was born to do that.” A great runner might be “born to run,” or people might say a great scientist might…

Dec 14, 2016
The Prayer Team

Gratitude Towards God Motivates Us to Evangelize

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their neighborhood. …

Dec 14, 2016