Icons and Lent: Orthodoxy in Action

Icons and Lent: Orthodoxy in Action

We, the Orthodox, like our processions. The First Sunday of the Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, makes no exception, as flocks of priests and faithful carrying icons circle around their churches, singing hymns and proclaiming the victory of the Orthodox and the restoration of the icons. But why is it so important today,...

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The Triumph of Divine Truth

The Triumph of Divine Truth

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   16 March 1997 In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We are keeping today, as every year at the end of the first week of Lent, the Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. And every year we must give thought to...

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Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Pan Orthodox United has shares this video about the making of wooden icons, from the Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series, with the OCN.  These icons are delicately carved out of wood – take a moment out of your busy day and watch this peaceful video that is as beautifully...

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   And today, the heretics are telling us precisely the same thing. They have the nerve to call our icons idols and us idolaters. They have cheek for anything. Let me tell you about an incident that happened recently in a town in Siberia....

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   On the first Sunday of Great Lent, our Holy Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the right belief, which trampled down all the heresies and has since become established for ever. This is why this Sunday is known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy....

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The Children’s Word: A True Friend

The Children’s Word: A True Friend

What’s the best thing you ever did for a friend? Today, we hear a Gospel reading about four men who did the best thing any of us could do—they helped their friend come closer to Jesus Christ. In the story, a man who was paralyzed wanted to see Christ, so...

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Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you pray, go into your...

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Prayer Corners Around the World

Prayer Corners Around the World

  We have the best fan base on Social Media!  They are so excited about living their Orthodox faith, they send us their photos to share with the rest of the world. For Orthodox faithful, prayer corners are a sacred place, set aside in homes, where icons, vigil lamps, censers,...

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Icons From Around the World

Icons From Around the World

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in...

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Prayer Corners Around the World

Prayer Corners Around the World

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in...

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