St. Herman Orthodox Youth Conference

St. Herman Orthodox Youth Conference

HERMAN CONFERENCE 2015 Recently 32 young people attended the annual St. Herman Youth Conference near Dallas, Texas, hosted by the ROCOR Youth Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America. The annual St. Herman Youth Conference drew participants from 11 states and two dioceses.     The theme of the...

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Orthodox and Single

Orthodox and Single

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I found a most intriguing post. Several of my clergy friends liked and commented on a new online dating site called Orthodox and Single. My first reaction, typical for me, was skepticism. Who is this guy and what kind of a...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

  So, I’m yelling at my son, “Don’t drink that root beer kid, it’s just a cold glass of high fructose corn syrup.”  Without missing a beat, he says, “Dad, look at the labels of the ketchup and pickles you just smoothed all over your burger.”  My smart kids grate...

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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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