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Orthodox News

Assyrian Children Bear Scars of War, Face New Challeges in Exile

June 18, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Desperate to flee the onslaught of violence surrounding his village near Hasakah, Syria, Charbel remembers how frightened…

Jun 18, 2015
Orthodox News

Executive Committee of the US Assembly of Bishops Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Istanbul—On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical…

Jun 18, 2015
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

NEW YORK – TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to…

Jun 18, 2015
Orthodox News

Photios Ketsetzis Appointed Professor of Byzantine Music Emeritus

Rev. Nicholas C. Triantafilou recently announced the appointment of Professor Photios Ketsetzis to the rank of Emeritus Professor.  The appointment to…

Jun 18, 2015
Orthodox News

TIME: Ecumenical Patriarch Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on climate change has garnered international attention and response. Now, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch…

Jun 18, 2015
Orthodox News

NBC: Arson Attack on Church of the Loaves and Fishes

Arsonists attacked the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, Israel, leaving the building in ruins. The church was a modern…

Jun 18, 2015
The Sounding

Honor Thy Father

At a recent presentation by the Orthodox Christian Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I was in the company of Metropolitan Savas and many Orthodox priests….

Jun 17, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Look for Christ First!

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

Jun 17, 2015
The Sounding

A Little History Lesson

Not long ago​,​the question about whether or not Orthodox Churches could accept homosexuality as a valid lifestyle came to the fore.  The year was…

Jun 16, 2015
The Sounding

From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

The expression that a Christian is a vessel of the Holy Spirit makes it seem as though the body is passive, but the body might rather be seen as an activation…

Jun 16, 2015
The Sounding

Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that at least one factor in the question of why young people join gangs was the absence of a father figure in their…

Jun 16, 2015
The Sounding

“Empathy is the antidote to shame.”

“Empathy is the antidote to shame.”  Brené Brown, in her TED talk (now viewed by millions) and in her various New York Times Bestselling books, is…

Jun 11, 2015

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