Persecution and Thanksgiving

Persecution and Thanksgiving

The Orthodox writer Rod Dreher has popularized the Law of Merited Impossibility, as applied to Christians: “It’s absurd to say Christians are persecuted, and boy do they deserve it.” But then there is this from Britain’s Independent today: According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with...

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Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

MOSCOW – The martyrs for the faith in the 20th century included in the database of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (Moscow) number currently about 35,000 people, reported rector of the university Archpriest Vladimir Vorobiev on Tuesday to RIA-Novosti. “Information not only on canonized New Martyrs is being gathered...

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Ομολογία “έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων”

Ομολογία “έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων”

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης ακολουθώντας την ευαγγελική περικοπή της Α Ματθαίου υπενθυμίζει οτι όλοι μας, ακολουθώντας τα χνάρια των Αποστόλων, των Αγίων, των μαρτύρων, οφείλουμε να δώσουμε μαρτυρία Χριστού έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων, να άρουμε τον σταυρό που μας αναλογεί με πίστη και αγάπη για τον Κύριο. Posted by the Orthodox Christian...

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Orthodox Christianity in China? The Story of the Chinese Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion

Orthodox Christianity in China? The Story of the Chinese Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion

The feast day commemorating the Chinese Orthodox Christian martyrs from the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 has just passed on the New Calendar. A post about these remarkable martyrs on OCN’s Facebook page has gone viral, with 8,000 likes, more than 1,000 shares, and hundreds of thousands of views as of...

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The Martyrdom of Polycarp

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

St. Polycarp fled from his own martyrdom, proclaimed it “in accordance with the Gospel,” and wants you to do the same. On Sunday February 23rd, the Church celebrates the memory of one of the earliest martyrs of the faith, St. Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp was a son of the...

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This Week in Orthodoxy – February 14, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy – February 14, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Headline: Deadly Shooting in Russian Orthodox Cathedral Our top story this week. A gunman opened fire in the Cathedral of the...

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Let No Man Put Asunder

Let No Man Put Asunder

We live in a culture of divorce. In North America, fully one half of all marriages end in divorce, and sometimes persons have several divorces, divorcing one spouse after another. This leaves a hidden trail of broken families and the challenge of creating blended families. It also places tremendous strain...

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Christian Persecution in the Muslim World

Christian Persecution in the Muslim World

As tragic events continue to unfold in lands where the early Christian church flourished, OCN asks you to join us in prayer for Christians suffering and dying in the Middle East.

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