OCMC News – Hydroelectric Power Plant Built by the Albanian Orthodox Church Recently Opens

OCMC News – Hydroelectric Power Plant Built by the Albanian Orthodox Church Recently Opens

On August 2, 2016, the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station was opened in Elbasan, Albania. The power station is an initiative led by His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of All Albania and carried out through the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. The development of the hydroelectric power station is...

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Sexuality in Marriage

Sexuality in Marriage

Have we lost the sanctity of sexuality?  Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov about his book There Is No Sex in the Church.  This is an honest discussion about sexuality in marriage and a sanctified life.  The book is available through our Amazon store. But first, we...

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Church of St. Athanasius Leveled by Albanian Government

Church of St. Athanasius Leveled by Albanian Government

Today on August 26, 2015, before dawn at around 4 o’clock in the morning, in order not to confront the residents of Dhermi in Himara, the Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was secretly and insidiously destroyed by construction inspection forces which were brought from other areas of the country. It...

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BREAKING: Second Attack on Orthodox Church in Dhermi, Albania

BREAKING: Second Attack on Orthodox Church in Dhermi, Albania

The Church of St. Athanasius is again violated and the life of the priest endangered. On Friday, August 21st, 2015, a very serious act of vandalism took place at the holy church of St. Athanasius in the town of Dhërmi. Unidentified persons driving cars without license plates destroyed the cement...

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Albanian Government Attempts Destruction of Orthodox Church

Albanian Government Attempts Destruction of Orthodox Church

On August 20th, 2015, during the festive period of the Theotokos, in the town of Dhërmi in Southern Albania, the local community of Orthodox faithful was provoked by a serious incident, caused by the local government authorities with the support of law enforcement. Unexpectedly, municipality employees of Himara went to...

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News from Missionaries in Albania

News from Missionaries in Albania

Dear Friends and Fellow Servants in the Lord, The Grace and Peace of Christ be with you always. After being in the mission field for 22 months, Albania is beginning to feel like home. After countless hours of language learning we are both able to participate in meetings (in Albanian)...

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Albania: A Case for Long-Term Missions

Albania: A Case for Long-Term Missions

My first visit to Albania was in 2012. The full impact of the global economic crisis was beginning to hit hard as scores of Albanians who made their livings in Italy and Greece saw work become increasingly scarce. I was also able to get a glimpse of how the echoes...

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Gulf Times: Serbian Shrines in Kosovo Surrounded by Hostility

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 elderly. At the nearby monastery of Decani, there are some 25 monks, most of them still in their prime. The places of...

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The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana is the primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania and one of the most passionate advocates for mission work in the Orthodox Church today. The brief YouTube documentary above gives you some sense of his ministry and accomplishments. As a young theologian and then clergyman, he...

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From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. News from Around the World Consecration of Cathedral in Albania Our top story this week comes from Tirana, Albania, marking a major milestone in the...

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