The Hieromartyr Saint Eleftherios, a Young Bishop

The Hieromartyr Saint Eleftherios, a Young Bishop

This wonderful saint was the son of noble and prominent parents. He was born in Rome, where his father was an official in the imperial service, though he died in the saint’s childhood. His mother, Anthia, had heard the Gospel from Saint Paul and was, in fact, baptized by him....

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Many Years to His Grace Alexander, Bishop of Dallas and the South

Many Years to His Grace Alexander, Bishop of Dallas and the South

  SYOSSET, NY The members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese to fill the vacant See of Dallas and the South during their Spring Session here on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bishop Alexander succeeds...

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Honor Thy Father

Honor Thy Father

At a recent presentation by the Orthodox Christian Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I was in the company of Metropolitan Savas and many Orthodox priests. Surprisingly, it made me ache momentarily for my own father, until I realized I was surrounded by many “Fathers.” Indeed, I said “Father” a couple of...

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Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch

On June 16, 2015, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will meet with His All Holiness, Patriarchate Bartholomew. Joining us to explain the significance of this meeting is V. Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, the Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox,...

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The Duty of the Bishop to Reprimand the Faithful

The Duty of the Bishop to Reprimand the Faithful

By Athanasios Moustakis The duty of the bishop to reprimand the faithful is a delicate and difficult point in pastoral theology and requires careful handling and a measure of restraint. Since, more or less, we’re all not properly informed, we’ve lost contact with Church matters and, alas, act correspondingly. Despite this,...

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Are You Scared of Confession?

Are You Scared of Confession?

Does the thought of confession terrify you? You’ve never been? During the Lenten Season, we are encouraged to participate in the sacrament of confession, but many are fearful or suspicious. They just don’t know where to start. Listen as Fr. Chris and Fr. Christodoulos, the Ierokyrix (Preacher/Confessor) of the Greek...

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The First Kenyan Bishop

The First Kenyan Bishop

Modern missionaries are very sensitive to the culture they enter when baptizing and teaching the Orthodox faith. Listen to this interesting conversation between Fr. Chris and Fr. Robert Lawrence, pastor of St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church in Mooresvilles, NC. Having participated in two OCMC short-term mission trips to Africa, Fr....

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Keep Christ in Christmas

Keep Christ in Christmas

Are you struggling to keep Christ in Christmas? Has Santa Claus choked out the memory of St. Nicholas?  Today we speak with Carol Myers,a co-founder of the St Nicholas Center a website offering all the information you’d ever want to know about how St. Nicholas and Santa Claus are remembered...

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Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, author of several popular books on Orthodox Christian faith and life, has offered his thoughts after observing the Roman Catholic Church’s recently concluded Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The synod discussed, among other things, topics related to the family, receiving wide-spread media coverage throughout...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, October 24, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, October 24, 2014

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. These are the stories making headlines this week: St. Nicholas at Ground Zero takes one step closer to realization. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the...

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