Historic Moments at the Holy Sepulchre: repaired by Greek experts, the Holy Canopy has been returned to use

Historic Moments at the Holy Sepulchre: repaired by Greek experts, the Holy Canopy has been returned to use

Pepi Ekonomaki   After many months of work by an inter-disciplinary team from the Metsovio National Technical University, under the leadership of Professor Antonia Moropoulou, the Canopy of the Most Holy Sepulchre is now fully restored and once more ready to receive the countless pilgrims who flock to Jerusalem on...

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Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

His Majesty King Abdullah has offered to use his own expenses to pay for the restoration of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine and Jordan stated, “His Majesty constantly reiterates that...

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Real Break in Jerusalem

Real Break in Jerusalem

“We would walk along the street, and were suddenly in a holy place.” Spring break is over. Many of you are gearing up for finals and year-end projects, and may be wondering if you got enough rest over the break. OCF students like Daniel are exhausted but they have had...

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“Christian Unity on Matters of Religious Liberty – Being a Disciple of Christ in “Your Jerusalem” by Bill Marianes

“Christian Unity on Matters of Religious Liberty – Being a Disciple of Christ in “Your Jerusalem” by Bill Marianes

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution.  You have our resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. “The Christian Rights & Freedom...

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Holy Week in the Holy City

Holy Week in the Holy City

This video montage takes you through some of the highlights of Holy Week in the Holy City of Jerusalem. We start on Holy Monday morning with a Hierarchical Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts and proceed through the entire week to the Lamentations of Holy Friday. Celebrating Holy Week services in...

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Orthodox Christians Prepare to Celebrate Christmas as Bitter Cold Strikes Russia

Orthodox Christians Prepare to Celebrate Christmas as Bitter Cold Strikes Russia

Teeth-chattering weather descended on Russia on Christmas Eve, with temperatures falling to -25C in Moscow and -35C in the remote region of Yakutia, as hundreds of thousands of believers are expected to attend Midnight Liturgy in the capital and elsewhere. Believers in Jerusalem are also getting ready for a rare...

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications. Her book is a memoir and autobiography that opens up a wonderful world of history and spirituality from a unique perspective: What inspired you to write Recollections...

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Imagining the Holy

Imagining the Holy

I grew up in a Lutheran Church in Wisconsin, hearing the stories of the Bible every Sunday just as I still do now as an Orthodox Christian. And my imagination filled in the details of the tales proclaimed from that pulpit. As I heard about Jesus and the places he...

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Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Last week, we featured a story from CNN, “Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia.” We received many comments in response, asking for more information about this remarkable place, built during the Middle Ages. Among the messages on Facebook was a note alerting us to the documentary embedded above....

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OCN Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

OCN Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

There are still a few places open for you to join us on a remarkable journey to the holiest places in the Christian world! Many people have already signed up for OCN’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2014, which will be led by OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr....

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