Scouts Prepare for Annual Retreat at St. Basil’s Academy.

Scouts Prepare for Annual Retreat at St. Basil’s Academy.

The 2016 Annual Orthodox Religious Scouting Retreat is scheduled for October 8-9th at St. Basil’s Academy in Garrison, NY. This year’s theme: Spiritual Athletics. The event is an amazing opportunity for Orthodox scouts to gather for fellowship and reflection. Seminarians and students from Hellenic College-Holy Cross lead the retreat for...

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Orthodox Representation at Regional Scout  Jamboree

Orthodox Representation at Regional Scout Jamboree

Orthodox Scouting “Slays Dragons” at Regional Jamboree by Rev. Michael Johnson The summer before each national jamboree held by the Boy Scouts of America, a regional version takes place in Washington State at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle. On August 25-28, “Washjam2016” brought together some 4,500 Scouts and adult...

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Christianity before the Bible

Christianity before the Bible

“The Church came from Jesus, the Canon came from the Church.” In his new book, The Making of the New Testament: Church, Gospel, and Canon, Rev. Theodore G. Stylianopoulos ​recounts the struggles and even conflicts that were addressed in the early church, through the eyes of an Orthodox Christian theologian....

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Hierarchs Renew Support for Assembly Agencies

Hierarchs Renew Support for Assembly Agencies

Dallas, TX — The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened for a second day of meetings on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas. The session opened with a special video message from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the members of the Assembly. “We are addressing...

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A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

Years ago on a September afternoon, my now-thirteen-year-old son came home from his first grade class with a request: “Could he join Scouts?” That question propelled me into the world of Scouting, and would see two other sons eventually follow suit. My wife jokingly tells everyone that “dad likes scouting...

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