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Orthodox News

Religion News: Atheists Tweet More Often than Muslims, Jews, Christians, Study Shows

By Kimberly Winston A new study of Twitter finds that self-identified religious users are more likely to tweet to members of their own faith than to members…

Oct 06, 2014
The Sounding

I Wish We’d All Been…Smarter

Aging Jesus People like me will remember singer Larry Norman, one of whose songs became something of an anthem in those heady days of Jesus People enthusiasm…

Oct 06, 2014
Orthodox News

Gulf Times: Serbian Shrines in Kosovo Surrounded by Hostility

By Thomas Brey The magnificent patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church near Pec, in western Kosovo, is home today to just 20 or so nuns, 15 of them…

Oct 04, 2014
Orthodox News

Ownership of Landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Settled

After years of uncertainty and disputes about the ownership of Sofia landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral, Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet settled the matter…

Oct 04, 2014
Orthodox News

Israel Seizes Lands from Russian Orthodox Monastery

Orthodox Monastery at the Sea of Tiberias Partially Appropriated The Russian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene, located in Tiberias (Northern…

Oct 04, 2014
Orthodox News

Georgian Patriarch Asks Media to Stop Traumatizing People with Bad News

At the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia addressed his flock with a Sunday sermon, singling out the journalists and “the…

Oct 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Virtual Tours of 28 Historic Polish Orthodox Churches

Grass is always greener, get to know yours! A new project Cerkiew.pl: „Puszcza Knyszyńska – Szlakiem Prawosławia” („Puszcza Knyszyńska- route…

Oct 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s…

Oct 03, 2014
Orthodox News

IOCC Book Distribution Promotes Learning To Underserved Youth In U.S.

Caption: Families and community leaders gather before St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska, as His Grace, Bishop David of the Orthodox…

Oct 03, 2014
The Sounding

A Reflection on a Reflection

I recall sitting down to write my An Orthodox Response to Beheading by Muslims, and as my re-inaugural piece for the Orthodox Christian Network (a number…

Oct 02, 2014
Featured, Orthodox News

Honoring Our Wounded Veterans at Warrior Games and Invictus Games

On September 28, the Warrior Games for our wounded veterans commenced in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, shared…

Oct 02, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Do You Have an Enemy?

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

Oct 01, 2014
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