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Fr. John Romanides on Life on Other Planets

In 1965, the Boston Globe ran a series of articles about life on other planets. One article was authored by Fr. John Romanides, who presented an Orthodox…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

Slipping

One psalm tells me, “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3). That’s good news. Why do…

Jul 07, 2014
Orthodox News

Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Many consider Russia to be the largest concentration of Orthodox Christians in the world, and with good reason. But a recent poll shows the situation may…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

The Treasure Hunt

Attending the services is a matter of constant movement. My arms, they’re seldom empty and it’s a rare occasion I find myself ending a service standing…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

Baptizing Unenthusiastic Children

A number have people have viewed a video on Youtube lately showing the last minute or so of a family drama in church. It concerned an Orthodox family gathered…

Jul 06, 2014
The Sounding

Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

As we continue to watch the violence against Christian populations in the Middle East, it can be helpful to understand the modern history of persecution….

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodoxy and the Environment

The recent meeting between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope in Jerusalem culminated in a joint declaration that in one significant section, less noted…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Macrina the Elder: Bridge of Theology

She’s called “Confessor of the Faith”. Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She should be given…

Jul 05, 2014
Orthodox News

RT: Orthodox activists ‘confront’ Marilyn Manson band with eggs, holy water in Moscow

RT: Musicians of the iconic American rock band Marilyn Manson were reportedly pelted with eggs and sprinkled with holy water by Orthodox Christian activists…

Jul 05, 2014
Orthodox News

CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

Raymond Ibrahim’s new opinion piece just published on CNN argues that extremism breeds extremism, and that Christians are suffering greater persecution…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Elizabeth Prodromou: No Room for Lukewarm as Mideast Christians Die

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou is a frequent contributor at OCN, where her knowledge and insights are greatly respected. The following is an excerpt of a recent…

Jul 05, 2014
Orthodox News

Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped is a blog featured on The Majalla, a leading Arab magazine. Copts still Waiting for Better Days Where do Egypt’s Christians fit into…

Jul 05, 2014
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