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Orthodox News

IOCC Assists Refugee Families Under Attack Near Damascus

April 16, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Last week’s attacks on Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp just outside of Damascus, Syria, has left nearly 20,000…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Let God Arise at Pascha Matins in Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN celebrated Pascha Matins at Midnight on the 12th of April. The video above is a recording of “Let…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Ministry Update

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

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Paschal Blessings from Archbishop Demetrios

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us forgive…

Apr 15, 2015
The Children's Word

It’s Not Over!

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

Apr 15, 2015
Orthodox News

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches  Since the celebration of the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, two Orthodox churches have suffered devastating…

Apr 14, 2015
The Sounding

A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

​Christ is Risen! “A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat” is a short documentary about a retreat experience like none other. Four years…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

Why We Must Pray for Myriam

Myriam is a 10 year old who fully understands Christianity …. Essam Nagy, is the presenter of one of SAT-7 KIDS’ most popular programs called ‘Why…

Apr 13, 2015
The Sounding

Divisions That Shouldn’t Divide Us

History is filled with divisions that have fractured Christianity (and other religions, for that matter) into a multitude of sects. Some of these divisions…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

After the Crucifixion Comes the Resurrection

2015 Paschal Message of the National Commander As we Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior when He trampled down death and rose…

Apr 13, 2015
Orthodox News

Are We Irrelevant Christians?

This past week, the Washington Post wrote of Pope Francis’s remarks highlighting whether the world has ‘looked the other way’ while Christians…

Apr 13, 2015

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