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Our Children Reveal Our True Priorities at Christmas

The Christmas season has arrived, and I find myself thinking about my most cherished memories from every Christmas prior. As a mom, I find it important…

Dec 03, 2014
This Month's Topic

Thanksgiving Explained – We Hold Ourselves to a Higher Power

Every wonder where the Thanksgiving holiday came from?  After 45 short years of life, I have to admit that I did not know.  But this year, the knowledge…

Dec 03, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: How to Praise God

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

Dec 03, 2014
The Sounding

Pope Francis: ‘I am skeptical’ unity will be reached

Buried in an Associated Press article about Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate is a strong statement expressing doubt concerning…

Dec 02, 2014
The Sounding

Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

The recent visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar for the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Thronal Feast of St. Andrew has attracted significant attention….

Dec 01, 2014
Featured Orthodox Christian Churches, The Sounding

Orientation

So many churches (especially in the OCA) in the Northeast are celebrating, right now, their half- or centennial anniversaries. What marvelous celebrations….

Dec 01, 2014
Orthodox News

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence…

Nov 30, 2014
Orthodox News

Vatican Insider: Pope bows before Bartholomew and Receives Blessing from Him

This weekend marks the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. During his visit with His All-Holiness Ecumenical…

Nov 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Live Broadcast of Patriarchal Thronal Feast

Bookmark this page and return to it at the appropriate times to watch the live broadcast of the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate…

Nov 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent…

Nov 28, 2014
The Sounding

A Video of the Inside of the Famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Built in the early 20th century by an international…

Nov 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Visit of Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarchate Will Be Broadcast Live on EWTN, NOV. 29 and 30

NEW YORK— The visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and his meetings with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November…

Nov 27, 2014
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