BREAKING NEWS: OCN and Pemptousia Announce Strategic Partnership

BREAKING NEWS: OCN and Pemptousia Announce Strategic Partnership

ATHENS and FT LAUDERDALE (September 3, 2014) — On Wednesday, Pemptousia and the Orthodox Christian Network announced a strategic partnership to begin sharing and promoting each other’s content. The two religious media organizations, which produce resources for Orthodox Christians and seekers in a variety of languages and formats, will begin...

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Pravoslavie: Abbot Ephraim Calling Upon Orthodox Christians to Unite in the Struggle Against Abortion

Pravoslavie: Abbot Ephraim Calling Upon Orthodox Christians to Unite in the Struggle Against Abortion

Orthodox Christians should more actively strive for a ban on abortions, believes Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim, reports Interfax-Religion. “It is unacceptable that such terrible crimes as abortions are committed in Orthodox countries, moreover, in such large quantities! This phenomenon must make us think...

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Greek Reporter: Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

Greek Reporter: Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

by Ioanna Zikakou Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy held in the historic monastery. Hundreds of worshipers attended the liturgy for the Dormition of Virgin Mary in an atmosphere of piety and emotion. People arrived in Trabzon by...

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$100,000 jewelry theft from Greek Orthodox Monastery in Australia

$100,000 jewelry theft from Greek Orthodox Monastery in Australia

By Patrick Hatch for The Age Members of the Greek Orthodox community are in shock after more than $100,000 worth of jewellery left as gifts to the Virgin Mary was stolen from a church on the Mornington Peninsula. Police say burglars walked into Red Hill’s Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani...

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Saving an Ancient Cave Monastery in Georgia

Saving an Ancient Cave Monastery in Georgia

Vardzia, July 10, 2014:  Vardzia is the cave monastery complex of the 12th-13th centuries in the valley of the Kura river, situated about 70 kilometers south of the town of Borjomi. This is an outstanding monument of medieval Georgian architecture. The three-day international seminar, dedicated to the development of plans...

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Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Refugees from the conflict in Ukraine are finding shelter with the monks in Kiev. Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev PRAVMIR. July 8, 2014.  Archpriest Roman Baranovsky, confessor of the St. Panteleimon Athonite metochion in Kiev, related how their church...

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Pravmir: Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refuges from Eastern Ukraine

Pravmir: Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refuges from Eastern Ukraine

We recently shared beautiful photographs taken by the monks of the Valaam Monastery and stories of the spiritual pilgrimages made to this special place. Here we see an example of other work ongoing at the Monastery. Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Valaam Metochion...

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WATCH: Mount Athos “60 Minutes” Documentary

WATCH: Mount Athos “60 Minutes” Documentary

“60 Minutes” is a popular, long-form news show on American television. In 2011, the show’s producers were given a very rare opportunity to bring a film crew onto Mount Athos, one of the most secluded and famous sites of monastic life and spiritual retreat in the world. If you haven’t...

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The Door of Lovingkindness

The Door of Lovingkindness

Lately my mind has been turning back to the years of my life when I, my husband, and our two small daughters lived in the student housing complex at the University of Notre Dame.  While I sometimes am nostalgic for our time there, I would never wish to go back...

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WATCH: Spiritual Journey to Valaam Monastery in Russia’s Far North

WATCH: Spiritual Journey to Valaam Monastery in Russia’s Far North

Valaam Monastery is one of the most famous monastic settlements in Russia. It’s a place of beauty and spiritual retreat. In this documentary from RT, a British reporter takes a trip to the island, interviewing monks and pilgrims alike about why they live in or visit this remote monastic settlement....

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