An Ottoman Volunteer Defends Besieged Constantinople (1453)

An Ottoman Volunteer Defends Besieged Constantinople (1453)

Nikos Nikoloudis   At the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, it was not only Greeks pitched against Turks, as is, perhaps, widely believed, but there was also a good number of foreigners involved. Some of these were forced to fight on the side of the Ottomans, such as an attachment...

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The Incarnation in the Trenches

The Incarnation in the Trenches

Christmas 1914. The trenches. A different kind of cease-fire Today we call it the First World War. Then they called it the Great War. Many European countries were involved in it, in a horrendous conflict without any clear ideological stamp. Millions of people were crushed under the mill-stones of two...

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Hank Unplugged: “Drip-Drip” Genocide: Muslim Persecution of Christians

Hank Unplugged: “Drip-Drip” Genocide: Muslim Persecution of Christians

Listen Now to a conversation with Raymond Ibrahim, the author of “Crucified Again” on Christian persecution in the Middle East in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to your through Christian Research Institute and now showcased on Orthodox Christian Network. ABOUT HANK HANEGRAAFF Hank is the author...

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Metropolitan of Drama, Paul, speaks on the area of Pontos

Metropolitan of Drama, Paul, speaks on the area of Pontos

His Eminence Paul, Metropolitan of Drama, Greece, speaks on the area of Pontos, on its past and future. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create...

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The Case for Infant Baptism

The Case for Infant Baptism

Christian baptism is about conversion, as a quick look at the Orthodox liturgical texts reveals. Questions are addressed to the candidate, requiring him or her to renounce Satan, and to seal this renunciation by spitting upon him. Next questions are addressed to the candidate, requiring a statement of union with...

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Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel

Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel

An unexpected discovery along the Sea of Galilee is shedding new light on the world in which Jesus lived. Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in IsraelBy Ofira Koopmans Dec. 22, 2014 Haaretz Some would call it luck, others coincidence. Father Eamon Kelly calls it “providence.” When his Catholic organization,...

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A Year of Filming on Three Continents to Produce This Documentary on Byzantium

A Year of Filming on Three Continents to Produce This Documentary on Byzantium

Even though the city of Rome fell in the fifth century, the Roman Empire continued in its Eastern lands for hundreds of years. Nowadays, historians call this Eastern Roman Empire by another name — Byzantium or the Byzantine Empire — as an easy means of distinguishing the pagan, Latin-speaking Empire...

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BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

“The Art of Eternity” is a series of three one-hour documentaries on Christian art. Hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and first broadcast on BBC Four in 2007, the series provides a popularized introduction to the theological and creative concerns of Christian artists in pre-modern cultures. As the series introduction puts it:...

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