Part of a Growing Movement: Jennifer Rice, OCMC’s Newest Missionary Candidate to Guatemala

Part of a Growing Movement: Jennifer Rice, OCMC’s Newest Missionary Candidate to Guatemala

Photo: Jennifer Rice is OCMC’s newest missionary candidate to Guatemala where she will teach about the Faith and Liturgical music. Please pray for her as she raises the support she needs to begin her service.   Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach...

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Meet Dr. Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya

Meet Dr. Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya

Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us in raising awareness for...

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News from Missionaries in Albania

News from Missionaries in Albania

Dear Friends and Fellow Servants in the Lord, The Grace and Peace of Christ be with you always. After being in the mission field for 22 months, Albania is beginning to feel like home. After countless hours of language learning we are both able to participate in meetings (in Albanian)...

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Missionary Zeal and Mysterious Disappearances

Missionary Zeal and Mysterious Disappearances

For an army engineer, John Feodorovich Hovorukhin made an excellent monk. The man had entered a monastery after the death of his wife in 1791, when he was about thirty years old. He was given the name Juvenaly and settled into life at Varlaam monastery on Lake Lagoda, not too...

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The Life of a Missionary

The Life of a Missionary

By Sofia Katsareli, News 24-7, Greece English Translation by Peter Souleles Edited by Wid Bastian Reprinted with permission. The life of Father Themi Adamopoulos contains the lives of many people. In his youth he was a rock star who performed on the same stage as the Rolling Stones and the...

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Rock star turned Orthodox priest shaken by Ebola crisis

Rock star turned Orthodox priest shaken by Ebola crisis

Themi Adams Makes World Appeal as his West African Nation, Sierra Leone, Is Declared a ‘Public Health Emergency’ By Dan Wooding and John Tsambazis Special to ASSIST News Service FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) — The deadly Ebola virus has made its presence felt near the Holy Orthodox Mission in Freetown,...

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The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana is the primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania and one of the most passionate advocates for mission work in the Orthodox Church today. The brief YouTube documentary above gives you some sense of his ministry and accomplishments. As a young theologian and then clergyman, he...

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In Spite of Terrorists

In Spite of Terrorists

“Apostolicity requires that the Church–and I stress the whole Church–not limit herself to pastoral care of those within; to cultivating what comes easily, what is beautiful and spiritually inspiring for the benefit of those who are ‘within the Church.’ The Church is called constantly to dare to make an exodus,...

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Foxholes and Bird Nests

Foxholes and Bird Nests

“Welcome to Canada.” The immigration official stapled a visitor record into my passport and waved the three of us on into the arms of awaiting family. Our six-month-old son met his maternal grandparents for the first time. We had our first bite of sushi in a year. And we slept...

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Abraham’s Call, Our Call, Christ’s Call

Abraham’s Call, Our Call, Christ’s Call

In my last post, we examined part of Abraham’s story from a typical perspective of taking it as history and looking for applicable lessons. There remains at least one level of deeper interpretation called typology. Typology asks how the shape of a story echoes that of Pascha and salvation, and...

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