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Orthodox News

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the…

Mar 19, 2015
The Sounding

55 Maxims for Christian Living by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord yesterday. In addition to his many books, articles, and sermons, Fr. Thomas published a simple but…

Mar 19, 2015
Orthodox News

ISIS Destroys Assyrian Churches, Holds Hostages

Reading news of ISIS atrocities can be exhausting and upsetting. But the atrocities are real, and they are happening right now, as you read this. It is…

Mar 19, 2015
Orthodox News

Memory Eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord this afternoon. At 76, Fr. Thomas was a well-known and much loved Orthodox Christian priest, a theologian,…

Mar 19, 2015
The Sounding

Stunning Video Captures Six Monasteries from Above

Take flight over six famous monasteries in this one-of-a-kind video. The holiness of the monasteries is almost palpable, as many of them sit atop soaring…

Mar 18, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Chutes and Ladders

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

Mar 18, 2015
The Sounding

A Deeper Look – Turning Inward – Part 4 of 6

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon him, for He cares for you. Be sober,…

Mar 17, 2015
Orthodox News

First International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care

Under the auspices of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care…

Mar 17, 2015
The Sounding

Paschal Evangelism

In his second letter to Timothy, St. Paul instructed his spiritual son to do the work of an evangelist. What does that mean? Are we to stand on street…

Mar 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

While Christian martyrs in Syria, Libya, and Iraq continue to be in our prayers, let us also remember those in danger in other places. The Taliban is targeting…

Mar 16, 2015
The Sounding

St. Feofil

“Feofil breaks the rule and order. . . . No one knows where he might read his prayers. . .. He barely participates in the . . . liturgy . . . .. He stands…

Mar 16, 2015
The Sounding

Celebrate Pascha with Your Godchild

When you became a godparent, you assumed responsibility before God to bring the child up in the Orthodox faith. You pray for your godchildren, of course….

Mar 16, 2015