Daily Reading for December 22, 2015

Daily Reading for December 22, 2015

      St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 9:8-23 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Oh God, hear my cry. BRETHREN, the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary is not yet opened as long as the outer tent is still standing...

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Daily Reading for December 7, 2015

Daily Reading for December 7, 2015

St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:20-26 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. TIMOTHY, my son, in a great house there are not only vessels...

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Orthodox Couple Celebrates 80 Plus Years of Marriage

Orthodox Couple Celebrates 80 Plus Years of Marriage

In Connecticut, there has been another example of the Orthodox way of life, better yet another example of the power of the Orthodox Christian faith in marriage.  John and Ann Betar have now been married for 83 years!  John is 104 and Ann is 100.  In 2013, they were given...

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Zoe for Life Sponsors Teen and Young Adult Retreat

Zoe for Life Sponsors Teen and Young Adult Retreat

Have you ever wondered why sex is such a complicated topic in religion?  There doesn’t seem to be a connection between our spiritual self and our physical self.  But there is.  And there is a retreat scheduled in Parma, Ohio, ready to explain the association. On Saturday, October 24, 2015,...

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Young Adult Blog Post – Everyone’s Favorite Question

Young Adult Blog Post – Everyone’s Favorite Question

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Young Adult Blog Post – Everyone’s Favorite Question: “When are you getting married?” “Now, I...

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Not I Who Live, But Christ in Me, September 20, 2015

Not I Who Live, But Christ in Me, September 20, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, on the Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis reminds us that there are two feasts for the Cross. This is Holy Mother Church’s way to tell us how important is the message of love that the...

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St. Argyre the Patron Saint of Marriage

St. Argyre the Patron Saint of Marriage

Have you ever been to a summer place that you think about all year long? We’ve invited Fr. Elias Villis, the priest of Christ Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Rye, NY and the Director for Camp Saint Paul, the camp ministry for the Archdiocese District, to be with us...

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Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty

Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty

Archbishop Demetrios and Holy Eparchial Synod Join Faith Leaders, Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty NEW YORK— A few days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the rights of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, more than 30 religious leaders representing...

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Crown them with Glory

Crown them with Glory

Marriage as martyrdom?  We have Fr. Nikolai Meyer of the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in New Hartford, NY, to speak with us about a new website, Crown Them with Glory.  It’s a witness to the Orthodox understanding of marriage, sacrificial love, and staying true to Christ.  It also contains information...

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The March for Marriage

The March for Marriage

In this episode of Our Life in Christ and in America, Deacon Basil (Bill) Hinkle speaks with Fr. Daniel Meyer, the Pastor of Holy Ascension Antiochian Orthodox Church in West Chester, PA. Fr. Meyer is organizing the 3rd Annual March for Marriage, scheduled for April 25 in Washington, DC. They...

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