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Orthodox News

Dubuque parish finds new home after two-year search

DUBUQUE, IOWA: St Elias Greek Orthodox Church held a Press Conference on December 10 at 419 North Grandview Avenue to formally announce that the historic…

Dec 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

According to an article in the Florence Reminder Blade-Tribune, “Residents and pilgrims are opposing a new upscale subdivision on 236 one-acre lots,…

Dec 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

Gratitude Motivates Us to Share—The Miracle of the Five Loaves

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Now when Jesus heard this, He withdrew from there in a boat to…

Dec 12, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Christmas and the Celebration of Life

Is there a more thrilling time of year than Advent? It always seems a little easier to smile during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. There’s…

Dec 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

Protecting Our Effort to Grow Spiritually

Do, Thou, O Lord, protect us, guide us ever from this generation.  Psalm 12:7   Good morning Prayer Team! Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and…

Dec 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

Worthy Thanks

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence,…

Dec 10, 2016
The Children's Word

Christ is all, and in all!

When you look around your church, what do you see? Does everybody look the same? Do you look the same as everybody else? No, probably not, and that’s…

Dec 09, 2016
Orthodox News

New Map of Bishops and Parishes Available on the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Website

A new map, Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States, is now available on the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops website. The updated map…

Dec 09, 2016
The Prayer Team

Gratitude and Trust

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from…

Dec 09, 2016
The Prayer Team

Good Can Come Even from Bad Things  

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1   As Jesus passed by, He saw a man blind from his birth. …

Dec 08, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun, and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check…

Dec 07, 2016
The Prayer Team

Cheerful Giving

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,…

Dec 07, 2016