Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr

  February 17, 2016 Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Timothy, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before...

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Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Cancel your plans for February 14! As many of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s day, I thought it would be nice to explore a little bit of the day’s history. As we might expect from our experience with Christmas, the celebration of this secularized holiday bears very little resemblance to...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 22, 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 22, 2016

  EPISTLE READING St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 1:3-8 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Timothy, my son, I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as did my fathers, when I...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  Martyrs for Christ

Sunday’s Gospel: Martyrs for Christ

  MARTYRS FOR CHRIST Sunday after Christmas Webster 2015   70 Million Christian Martyrs! 70 Million people, since the birth of Christ, have been killed because they were followers of this newborn baby we celebrated this past week. That’s quite an incredible number of people who have suffered and died...

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Thankful for a Perfect Gift from Above

Thankful for a Perfect Gift from Above

  Every year on Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to God for our wonderful life. We rejoice in the fruits of the earth (with or without feathers) gathered around a table of abundance. A good thing indeed! Saint Basil the Great advised us to do this as early as the...

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PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode V – Inspiration

PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode V – Inspiration

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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Being Ready with a Defense

Being Ready with a Defense

How do we respond to defending our faith in dialogue, when we don’t want an argument?  In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Michael Tishel, CrossRoad Director and Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) Asst. Director,  on defending the faith in hostile and not-so-hostile situations.  As children return to school, they will...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 2015

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 the stories making headlines this week: • Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Martyred in Libya. • Turkey Threatens Hagia Sophia in Response to Pope’s Comments....

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I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

When Dante makes his famous literary descent into the Inferno, he utters these now-famous words: “I had not thought death had undone so many.” Six centuries later, T.S. Eliot included this quotation in his epic poem The Waste Land; it is Eliot’s translation that I here favor. This was my...

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Martyrs are Witnesses

Martyrs are Witnesses

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell treats the topic of Martyrdom. He reminds us that the word Martyr means “Witness,” but there will be times when Christians may be so persecuted that they will witness to the Truth of Christ with their very lives. Christianity today is the most persecuted...

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