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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015

Longsuffering Lord, how wonderful are your works! Who will number your love for humankind? Who, when they see your Priests and Ascetics slain for the sake…

Feb 26, 2015
Orthodox News

IOCC Assists Syrian Christians Traumatized in Deadly Attack

February 26, 2015 (IOCC) — Fleeing for their lives, more than 2,400 exhausted and traumatized Christians from northeastern Syria sought refuge in the…

Feb 26, 2015
The Sounding

The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

Many have heard the dramatic story of the twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians working in Libya who were captured and beheaded by ISIS as part of their…

Feb 25, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Who Are You?

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

Feb 25, 2015
The Sounding

Orthodox Music Wins a Grammy!

A religious hymn is a great blessing for everyone. It constitutes praise to the Most High, honor for His holy people, worldwide harmony, an eloquent proof…

Feb 25, 2015
The Sounding

Do Pets Go to Heaven?

Q: Do pets go to heaven when they die? A: This is a sympathetic question, and it is understandable, at least by pet owners who come to love their dogs…

Feb 25, 2015
The Sounding

The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics

From start to finish, this beautiful book is a spiritual “powerhouse,” a grace-filled stream, a gift of joy – from the tender, perceptive heart and…

Feb 25, 2015
The Sounding

An Orthodox Journey through Time

My curiosity began when I saw them every day as I drove to and from work. As I made my way through Chicago’s Greektown, I would see the maroon banners…

Feb 24, 2015
The Sounding

Archbishop Dmitri and Friends, Singing in Church

On this first morning of Great Lent, we found a gift we want to share with you. If you click above, you can watch Archbishop Vladyka Dmitri singing with…

Feb 24, 2015
The Sounding

The Sixth Day of Creation: The Fashioning of Man

THE SIXTH DAY OF CREATION: THE FASHIONING OF MAN Wednesday, Lent Week I Presanctified Liturgy: Gen. 1:24-2:3; Prov. 2:1-22 1. On the first Wednesday of…

Feb 24, 2015
The Sounding

Getting Started on a Healthy Self-Care Journey- Part 1 of 6

Body and Soul: Orthodox Christian Lent as a Self-Care Journey  “Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds…

Feb 23, 2015
The Sounding

Why Don’t We Pay Our Church Musicians?

When, as an eighteen-year-old music student, I took my first paid choir directing job in an Orthodox church, I initially felt a little uneasy about accepting…

Feb 23, 2015

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