Alilo and the Old Calendar

Alilo and the Old Calendar

Photo Source: CNN OCN promotes good practices and values that are apart of a strong Orthodox culture. Living the Faith is a major portion of what we aspire to promote, encourage, and do. Examples such as this article about Christmastide are mere reminders of the gifts that Living with the...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 8th, 2016

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 8th, 2016

    Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris.  These are some of the stories making headlines this week: Greek Orthodox Christmas 2015 Celebrations around the world New Years 2016 Encyclical of...

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The Orthodox Are Celebrating

The Orthodox Are Celebrating

  BBC News produced an awesome collection of photos of the Orthodox around the world celebrating Christmas. Faithful from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East all celebrated Christ’s birth according to their own local customs, all of which included the Church and religious aspects of the feast.  Click here to...

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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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The Calendar Question

The Calendar Question

Lately, for whatever reason, I discovered that the clock on my wall was running slow.  It might have been a fading battery, or it might have been gremlins, but anyway, it was running slow and needed to be fixed.  One day many, many years ago, scholars and astronomers in Europe discovered that...

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