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The Sounding

Oratorical Festivals and Lessons Learned

I was privileged to be present at an Oratorical Festival today. Listening to the junior and senior grade divisions, I was impressed with the amount of…

Apr 27, 2015
The Sounding

Now I Get It: The Armenian Genocide

Christians have been crying out for action in response to the current genocide taking place in the Middle East and Africa for years.  Today, I found a…

Apr 25, 2015
Orthodox News

Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty

Archbishop Demetrios and Holy Eparchial Synod Join Faith Leaders, Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty NEW YORK— A few days before…

Apr 24, 2015
The Sounding

The Two Genocides

There are always two genocides. The first is the physical act and the second is the denial.  One hundred years ago today, Turkish authorities, acting…

Apr 24, 2015
Orthodox News

Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of Earth Day

Once again, we have a special day instituted in our civil and political world – just as, in the church, we have established September 1st of every year…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Christos Anesti!

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Colloquium On Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism At Hellenic College Holy Cross

NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will host a colloquium…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Two Kidnapped Bishops

Is there hope?   Here we are just a few weeks following the celebration of our Lord’s glorious resurrection,​ and we are struggling.  The media…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

The Gatestone Institute recently reported on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’ by Uzay Bulut. The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan,…

Apr 23, 2015
The Sounding

An Animation of St. George Slaying the Dragon

On this day (April 23) in 303 A.D., St. George the Great Martyr was beheaded for his faith in Christ. St. George was born into a devout Christian family…

Apr 23, 2015
The Sounding

An Animated Version of Fr. Hopko’s 55 Maxims for Christian Living

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko reposed in the Lord on March 18 of this year. He was an influential figure in American Orthodoxy, in part due to his long tenure…

Apr 22, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

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

Apr 22, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

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