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Holy and Great Council Will Take Place as Scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE ON THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has received today the text…

Jun 06, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Live Commentary from Holy and Great Council

Brookline, MA – Hellenic College Holy Cross President, Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, has been chosen to join a team of professionals who will…

Jun 06, 2016
The Prayer Team

We Are All Called to Be Disciples and Apostles

And Jesus said to the Disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but…

Jun 06, 2016
The Prayer Team

What is a Commission?

Then He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and…

Jun 05, 2016
The Sounding

What is our faith but love for God?

My daughter sang. Her voice was sweeter than honey, and a woman next to me smiled. After a time, my daughter grew pensive and snuggled against me. “I…

Jun 04, 2016
Orthodox News

Patriarch Kirill met with representatives of Patriarchate of Constantinople on Name Day

On 24 May 2016, at the Patriarchal chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Metropolitan…

Jun 04, 2016
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Remembers the Fall of Constantinople

  Elmhurst, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople,…

Jun 04, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Certificate in Byzantine Music is Now Available at Holy Cross Greek

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is now offering a program of musical studies, available for all levels from beginner to advanced, that leads…

Jun 04, 2016
The Prayer Team

His Plans Don’t Necessarily Match Our Plans

So when they had come together, they asked Him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He said to them, “It is not for you…

Jun 04, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Serbian Orthodox Church Has a New Bishop in the Eastern American Diocese

  His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej (Dobrijevic), a graduate of both St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological…

Jun 03, 2016
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch to Send Representatives to GOA Clergy-Laity Congress

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America was informed yesterday by a letter from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that…

Jun 03, 2016
The Prayer Team

Grace and Truth Supersede the Law

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  John 1:17  (From the Gospel at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha)  Friday…

Jun 03, 2016