Bruce Chatwin: a Reflection on a Nomad’s Journey to Orthodoxy

Bruce Chatwin: a Reflection on a Nomad’s Journey to Orthodoxy

It seems to me that nomads have often had a different perspective on life and what they seek. “The search for nomads is a search for God,” Bruce Chatwin wrote in a notebook during his first visit on Mount Athos. During his visit to the Holy Mountain he had come...

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American or Greek Orthodoxy: What’s in a Name?

American or Greek Orthodoxy: What’s in a Name?

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question is about our name. Why can’t we...

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Where You Don’t Have to Be Greek to Be an Orthodox Christian

Where You Don’t Have to Be Greek to Be an Orthodox Christian

Looking for Truth? Have you considered Orthodoxy? Many people don’t know what Orthodox Christianity is and confuse it with Judaism or Catholicism. But Orthodoxy is different. Follow this link to a new video from St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. If Orthodoxy interests you and you live in the Los Angeles...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast – Meat-Fare Sunday

Divine Liturgy Broadcast – Meat-Fare Sunday

“It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we...

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Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Orthodox Christianity does not support the cremation of human beings after they die. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God, we treat the human body with care and honor it always. However, cremation continues to be a major part of the funeral industry in...

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Greek Reporter: Turkish TV Producers Blow Up Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Reporter: Turkish TV Producers Blow Up Greek Orthodox Church

Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited by Greeks in the past. Many abandoned residences have been damaged or destroyed serving the purposes of TV series. However, blowing up an Orthodox church, namely...

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Greek Reporter: Church of Greece Revenues Drop

Greek Reporter: Church of Greece Revenues Drop

By Nikoleta Kalmouki During the last five years, Church of Greece revenues have decreased by 70%. Βelievers offer fewer donations, while the number of sacraments performed in churches has dropped due to the financial crisis. At the same time, many properties belonging to the Church remain vacant. Vacant buildings amount...

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ABC 23: Orthodox Church Must Raise $10,000 to Repair Damage by Vandals

ABC 23: Orthodox Church Must Raise $10,000 to Repair Damage by Vandals

By Cassie Carlisle BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Truxton Avenue is going to spend $10,000 to repair their stained glass windows after vandals threw cement blocks at them, Treasurer Danny Andrews said. Six weeks ago the church noticed two large holes at the bottom of the...

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Alaska Dispatch News: Three Flavors of Orthodox Christianity in Anchorage

Alaska Dispatch News: Three Flavors of Orthodox Christianity in Anchorage

Orthodox Christianity is an integral part of Alaskan history and culture. Read this interesting article by a reporter for a secular newspaper in Alaska. Find out why he compares Orthodoxy to ice cream! Three Flavors of Orthodox Christianity in Anchorage By Chris Thompson In the past several months, I’ve visited...

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Three Orthodox Christian Artists

Three Orthodox Christian Artists

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Three Orthodox Christian Artists Orthodox Christianity is known for its religious art: striking, other-worldly icons of saints and scenes from the Bible. Yet, throughout history, Orthodox Christians have...

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