3 Great Orthodox Christian Books for Middle and Junior High Students

3 Great Orthodox Christian Books for Middle and Junior High Students

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog.  The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education.   All items featured...

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Of the Making of Many Books

Of the Making of Many Books

I’m that grownup. The one who gives the same gift for every occasion: A book. A baptism? Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, or The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton. Unless it’s a grownup being baptized, of course. Then it might be the life of St. Innocent or of...

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

The abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, spoke with Elder Sophrony of blessed memory at the Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England on 20 September 1992. From this meeting, one is struck by Elder Sophrony’s spirituality and ascetic vision, and can...

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8 Recommended Books to Understand Christian Persecution

8 Recommended Books to Understand Christian Persecution

Like many Orthodox Christians, you may be wondering about how to understand Christian Persecution and how to get involved.  “The public is oblivious to what is going on in the birthplace of Christianity. It is horrifying; Martyrs are being made by the hundreds every day.  The Christians Right and Freedom...

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Helping Children Grieve

Helping Children Grieve

Grief and loss due to the death of a loved one are hard to experience, and many want to protect children from these emotions by telling them their loved ones have “fallen asleep” or “Jesus took them.”  In today’s episode Fr. Chris speaks with  Maria Scaros Mercado, a licensed creative arts psychotherapist...

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From Dust You Came… To Toxic Goo You Shall Return?

From Dust You Came… To Toxic Goo You Shall Return?

“Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” “I would like a ‘coffin table’.” “That’s weird. People will think we’re strange. What else do you want?” For a few years now, I have asked my family to give me a custom-made “coffin table,” a coffee table with a hinged lid...

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Review: A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

Review: A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

A Christian ending to our lives, painless, blameless and peaceful; and a good defense before the dread judgment seat of Christ, let us ask of the Lord. – Ancient Christian Petition I think I’ve always been comfortable talking about death. It wasn’t the kind of thing my parents whispered about...

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications. Her book is a memoir and autobiography that opens up a wonderful world of history and spirituality from a unique perspective: What inspired you to write Recollections...

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An Orthodox Christian Ending and Burial

An Orthodox Christian Ending and Burial

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl100414wv.mp3 Listen Now. What happens to your body when you die? Serving the human person at the ending and the beginning of life, this episode, “Come Receive the Light” is worth a listen.Deacon Mark Barna was always uncomfortable with the idea of being embalmed, and this led him to learn...

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

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 Church in America Diocese of Sitka and Alaska, blesses more than 8,000 new books donated by IOCC for the state’s underserved children. The books will be distributed to...

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