The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/OCN_Now_2018/Elizabeth%20Podromou%20181003.mp3 Join OCN Now as Dr. Elizabeth Prodroumou discusses what geopolitics are and how it relates to the Orthodox Christian church.  From Ukraine to Turkey to Russia to Greece Dr. Prodroumou describes the role the Orthodox Church plays in regional and international politics.  She also sheds light on the autocephalous...

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Jonathan Jackson: Experiences from Greece

Jonathan Jackson: Experiences from Greece

Watch Now For Jonathan Jackson Greece is a place of ancient and modern Saints. In that way he describes his and his family experience by visiting Greece and Mount Athos in this part of his exclusive interview to Pemptousia. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian...

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Finding Orthodoxy in the Heritage Greece Experience

Finding Orthodoxy in the Heritage Greece Experience

Photo: The author visiting the Chapel of St. George in Athens, Greece During the past two weeks, I had the pleasure of participating in the Heritage Greece program. The program is akin to “birthright Israel”, in that Greek-Americans (between the ages of 18 and 26) are given the opportunity to travel...

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When I will Become a Human Being Radio Interview

When I will Become a Human Being Radio Interview

Holy Week is the most important week for our Orthodox Faith.  As we focus on Christ’s Death and Resurrection have you ever wondered the meaning of Christ’s last words on the Cross? Listen Now.  In our first interview Father Chris and Father John Behr take a deeper look at these last words...

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Student Reflects on Study-Abroad Program at Holy Cross School of Theology

Student Reflects on Study-Abroad Program at Holy Cross School of Theology

St. Helen’s Pilgrimage has come to an end. After nine weeks together the 21 of us had forged bonds stronger than those developed over three years of seminary. My passport is branded with new stamps, while London, Essex, Canterbury, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Ravenna, Thessaloniki, Mount Athos, Meteora, Kavala, Phillipoi,...

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IOCC Creates Jobs in Greece

IOCC Creates Jobs in Greece

May 25, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) — For more than a decade, Christos, 38, made a living selling sweets and newspapers at his busy Athens kiosk. But his business took a drastic downturn along with Greece’s economy, making it harder each month to pay rent and grocery bills. With few job...

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‘Give for Greece’ Campaign Extends Aid to Those Most Vulnerable

‘Give for Greece’ Campaign Extends Aid to Those Most Vulnerable

The arrival of freezing cold and snowfall in northern Greece also brings renewed worries to the region’s caregiver institutions. More than five years after the onset, Greece’s economy remains in crisis. Without government assistance, the state run homes sheltering 1,800 elderly, orphans and disabled struggle to protect the health and...

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Russian Christmas

Russian Christmas

    Merry Christmas!  No, I didn’t sleep in. A majority of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Gregorian Calendar, which is December 25th according to the Julian Calendar. I grew up trying to explain “Greek Easter,” (otherwise known as Orthodox Easter or...

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Potamitis Publishing and Their Calling

Potamitis Publishing and Their Calling

  Children love the saints and reading about the saints in books by Potamitis Publishing.  Dionysios Potamitis is the owner of Potamitis Publishing, a family publishing house that is dedicated to dogmatically correct, beautifully illustrated and intriguing books for Orthodox Children around the Globe.  But he isn’t a businessman, he...

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Greek Lives in Crisis

Greek Lives in Crisis

  I have always wondered about the human limits of endurance during hardship so, ironically speaking of course, I am getting the chance to find out… in Greece. There is a “dark” joke circulating among the Greeks lately, that goes like this: If you are diagnosed with a fatal illness...

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