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Jeannie and Gerry Ranglas to Be Recipients of Theofanis Economidis Award

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco will celebrate its ministries…

Sep 03, 2016
The Prayer Team

Remember our Spiritual Leader

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.  Hebrews 13:7   Good morning…

Sep 03, 2016
Orthodox News

John X Patriarch of Antioch meets with President of Cyprus

August 29 -2016 His Beatitude John X, the Patriarch of Antioch and the entire east met the president of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiaziz at the presidential palace…

Sep 02, 2016
The Prayer Team

Preparing My Heart to Be an Encourager

The Encouragement Project And after Jesus had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.  When evening came, He was there alone….

Sep 02, 2016
Orthodox News

Metropolitan of San Francisco Offers Encyclical for New Ecclesiastical Year

Encyclical for the Feast of Indiction 2016 August 31, 2016 Dearly Beloved, Today we begin anew. With the inauguration of another ecclesiastical year, the…

Sep 01, 2016
Orthodox News

Serbs Are Blocked from Pilgrimage to Mother of God Hodigetria

29. August 2016 On 28 August 2016, according to news agencies, the Albanians, mostly residents of Musutiste, blocked the road that leads to a ruined church…

Sep 01, 2016
Orthodox News

Facebook tips for churches

I was eating out with my family. As the kids went to play in the play-place, I decided to try and strike up some Jesus conversations with the people around…

Sep 01, 2016
Orthodox News

Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith

Being a parent isn’t easy. It can often feel overwhelming. Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things…

Sep 01, 2016
The Children's Word

10 Million Dollars!

What do you do when somebody gives you a present? Well, you probably say “thank you!” Then, you might try to repay that person with another present—maybe…

Sep 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

Encouragement is a Choice

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, that we may be mutually encouraged…

Sep 01, 2016
Orthodox News

The Very Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Allen Celebrates 50 Years at St. Anthony’s Antiochian Orthodox Church

BERGENFIELD, N.J. — The Very Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Allen has spent all 50 of his years as an ordained priest at the same church – St. Anthony Antiochian…

Aug 31, 2016
The Prayer Team

What Encouragement Looks and Sounds Like

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Everyone helps his neighbor, and says to his brother, “Take courage!”  The craftsman encourages the goldsmith, and he who…

Aug 31, 2016