Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: My Acquaintance with Elder Sophrony

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: My Acquaintance with Elder Sophrony

Metropolitan Kallistos says that Elder Sophrony wanted his monastery to stay loyal to the tradition of Orthodoxy, but at the same time be open to the spirit of the world. He explains how monks in Essex Monastery practiced hospitality, and why Elder Sophrony wanted his monks be well-educated, so they...

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Metropolitan Alexios: My Life on Mount Athos

Metropolitan Alexios: My Life on Mount Athos

His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta explains why he thinks of Mount Athos as his family. He remembers when he first went to Mount Athos, at the age of 16, when he went to the school of Athonias, and when he stayed in the Monastery of Vatopedi. He describes his...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, November 21, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, November 21, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: Orthodox Christians around the world begin the 40 day fasting period in anticipation of the Nativity. A...

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Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy

Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, October 26, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios served the Divine Liturgy at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale. On this day, St. Demetrios, the patron of the church, is honored. God, who gave you invincible power and with care kept your city invulnerable, royally clothed the Church...

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President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

President Obama Meets with Patriarchs and Bishops

OCN received a copy of the above photograph today, after a team from OCN attended the IDC Summit in Washington, DC, this week. The accompanying letter notes that President Obama met with these Patriarchs and Bishops for 40 minutes, together with his National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Deputy National Security...

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Antiochian.org: Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of All North America

Antiochian.org: Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of All North America

His Eminence Archbishop Joseph has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Axios! His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St....

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